Nigerian Afrobeats star, Fireboy has received an RIAA platinum plaque, after his hit single ‘Peru’ sold over one million units in the United States.
EMPIRE, the distribution company for the YBNL label to which Fireboy is signed announced on Wednesday, March 1 2023, the news of Fireboy receiving his platinum plaque for ‘Peru’.
PERU PLATINUM ✈️🌴💿 pic.twitter.com/TBQXkg3Z7k
— EMPIRE (@EMPIRE) March 1, 2023
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Released on July 21st, 2021, the single became an instant hit in Nigeria where it captivated listeners and dominated the charts.
The single also crossed over to the international market where it enjoyed impressive success before ultimately getting an Ed Sheeran remix in December 2021.
Furthermore, the remix rocketed the song to international stardom so much that the Republic of Peru tweeted about it. It also charted on the UK Official singles chart and the Billboard chart.
Fireboy performed the song on stage at the 2022 BET Awards thus making him the first African artist to perform at the BET main event. He also performed it to over 80,000 fans at Ed Sheeran’s Wembley stadium concert.
Its RIAA platinum plaque is a testament to its success in the United States where it was one of the most popular Afrobeats singles since 2021. This platinum plaque sees Fireboy join Davido, CKay, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Rema as Nigerian lead artists with RIAA platinum plaques.
The plaque is also a testament to the fast-growing popularity of Afrobeats globally. Since breaking into the mainstream in 2019 with his debut album, ‘Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps,’ Fireboy has risen to become a star.