As reported by chart news platform @Chartdata on Wednesday, October 26 via their Twitter account, Tems‘ ‘Free Mind’ is now eligible for Gold Certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) having sold an impressive 500,000 copies in the United States.
This will be the singer’s first solo RIAA certification. Tems had earlier received platinum plaques (1 million copies sold) for Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ & Futureʼs ‘Wait For U’.
‘Free Mind’ was released in 2020 as one of the singles on Tems’ ‘If Orange Was a Place’ EP. The record has performed remarkably well in the US, spending 14 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaking at Number 46.
She joins CKay, Davido, Burna Boy, and Wizkid as Afrobeats artists with solo RIAA certifications.
Davido’s ‘Fall’ and Burna Boy’s ‘YE’ are certified gold by RIAA while CKay’s ‘Love Nwantiti’ and Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ is certified 2X platinum after moving 2 million copies.
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