Wizkid and Tems receive a platinum record in the USA
Wizkid and Tems
The two Nigerian music stars, Wizkid and Tems, each received a platinum record for their collaborative project, “Essence”. The duo hit the gong on Monday, October 4, at the Novo event space in Los Angeles, after the song reached more than 400,000 sales in the United States.
Grammy-winning Nigerian artist Wizkid achieved another feat with his 2020 song, “Essence,” which stars fellow countryman Tems. The song reached platinum status barely a month after being certified as gold in the United States. According to the BRITS Certified Awards journal, songs achieve platinum status when they reach 600,000 sales units. The records are assigned the status of gold for 400,000 units and silver for 200,000 units, based on data from the Official Charts Company.
In a now-viral video, “Ojuelegba” crooner Wizkid is seen thanking Tems and others who helped make the song successful. ” I really wanna like you (Tems) I love you little sister, you are a superstar. This is your moment, the world needs to hear this: you are special to me. It’s personal for me “, did he declare. ” We have a platinum record, I just want to thank everyone, from Tems to the producers and the like. Thanks for all the support “, he added.
Catching the attention of American stars such as Snoop Dogg and Kylie Jenner, “Essence” became popular with American audiences earlier this year. Wizkid and Tems also co-performed the song at the Lost In Riddim Festival in Sacramento, Calif., Last Saturday. Since its release, “Essence”, a track from “Made in Lagos”, Wizkid’s 2020 album, has continued to weave its web in the global musical landscape.
In July, the project became the first Nigerian song to make it to the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the third from Africa. After four weeks, “Essence” would record another leap, climbing 23 places on the Hot 100 to reach 59th square. Separately, Wizkid also released a remix of the world hit, starring Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star.
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