Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ featuring Tems now RIAA Certified Gold

‘Essence’ is the “song of the summer.”

Wizkid’s hit single ‘Essence’ featuring Tems has been Certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Photo: Instagram

Wizkid and Tems’ 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.

NEWS 🎉 @wizkidayo’s “Essence” featuring @temsbaby is now certified GOLD in the United States for sales of 500,000+ units! 📀🇺🇸


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Wizkid News (@wizkidnews)

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.

Photo: Instagram

Drake will curate music for select ESPN Monday Night Football games

Pavement announce 2022 European tour dates