Wizkid can not be stopped this year as his 2020 hit single “Essence” featuring Tems has been certified Gold in the US, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
It went gold on September 2 after selling an equivalent of 500,000 copies, including both streaming equivalent and physical sales.
This latest achievement was revealed via an Instagram post by the Grammy-winning singer’s official news page , Wizkid News. The post was made on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
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According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for a single to be Gold certified, the song must have sold at least 500,000 units. The award counts both downloads and on-demand music streams. On-demand audio and/or video song streams are counted towards the thresholds required for certification at the formula of 150 on-demand streams being equivalent to one download sale.