Tems makes history as the First Nigerian Female Artist to do this in the US
Tems Becomes The First And Only Nigerian Female Artist To Achieve This Feat in the US
Tems is the first Nigerian female artist to have her work certified gold in the United States.
Tems’ ‘Free Mind’ has been certified Gold by the RIAA in the United States after the successful solo song sold over 500,000 sales in the country alone.
The blockbuster song, which was published on September 25, 2020, off her “For Broken Ears” EP has gone viral globally, with the smash song presently charting on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2022.
It also reached number one on the Billboard US Afrobeats Chart and made its debut on the Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Billboard US Rhythmic charts.
This is not Tems‘ first RIAA certification as she has also been acknowledged for her contribution to collaborations; ‘Essence‘ and ‘Wait For U‘ both received platinum certifications from the RIAA.
🚨: Tems' "Free Mind" is now RIAA certified Gold in the US. 📀 pic.twitter.com/F4vgWhU8nv
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It wasn’t too long ago when it was revealed that Tems was one of the writers behind Rihanna’s single, “Lift Me Up”.
Recall, that Rihanna recently announced that she is making her long-awaited and much-anticipated musical comeback later this week with a single for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack.
“Lift Me Up” which is written by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, and Ryan Coogler was released today, 28th of October with glowing reviews.