‘Ye’, a track off ‘Outside’, Burna Boy‘s third studio album, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


Bose Ogulu, the Grammy-award winner’s mother and manager, broke the news on her Instagram page on Tuesday. 

With this new feat added to his outstanding international achievement, ‘Ye’ becomes the fastest Nigerian song to be certified ‘Gold’ by RIAA.

Burna Boy’s song also joins the growing list of Nigerian records to be certified gold in the US.


‘If’ and ‘Fall’ by Davido, Nigerian pop star, as well as ‘Come Closer’ by Wizkid, another Grammy award-winner, have all previously achieved the massive feat.

In the US, the RIAA awards certification is based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets, while a gold record is a single or album that sells 500,000 units (records, tapes or compact discs).

‘Ye’ had been released on August 6, 2018, as the sixth single from his third studio album ‘Outside’.


The song was produced by Phantom, Nigerian record producer. It peaked at number 26 and 31 on Billboard’s mainstream R&B/hip-hop and R&B/hip-hop airplay charts, respectively.

‘Ye’ won song of the year and listener’s choice at the 2019 Soundcity MVP awards festival.

It also won song of the year and was nominated for best pop single and best recording of the year at the 2019 Headies awards.


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