2 of Chicago’s Chief Keef’s first singles, ‘I Don’t Like’ & ‘Love Sosa’ have officially been certified platinum by the RIAA (the Recording Industry Association of America).
TYPO EDIT: @2:18, Should read “150 Streams”, not “15” streams.
‘I Don’t Like’ was Chief Keef’s breakthrough track and music video from 2012, which featured Lil Reese alongside him rapping on a gritty Young Chop production. The video has now amassed over 30million views on YouTube alone. ’Love Sosa’ followed later that year (October 2012) as the lead single from his ‘Finally Rich’ album, and went on to reach over 100 million views on various YouTube channels.
The combination of Young Chop beats and Chief Keef vocals in 2012 was clearly a winning mix, but troubles between the pair unfortunately led to a lack of collaborations for a couple of years. In 2015 the pair finally linked back up to release ‘Decline’ featuring Lil Durk and have since released a few new songs.
The RIAA’s certification criteria state that to be certified Platinum, a single must sell 1,000,000 Units. A permanent digital download counts as one Unit (as does a physical copy of the single), whereas streams are also counted and 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams count as 1 Unit too. Their certification requirements were only recently altered to take digital streams into account, hence the late certification of these two singles.
Are you happy to see Sosa’s first singles officially go platinum? And what song do you prefer out of the 2?
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