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! 📀🇺🇸
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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.