Wizkid’s hit song with Tems ‘Essence’ keeps reaching new heights. The song became the first Afrobeats song to debut on debut on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Global Billboard 200. The song also became the first Afrobeats song to be number one on the United States (US) Shazam charts.
The song was certified gold in the United States on the 2nd of September after selling over 500,000 units in the county. The song ‘Essence’ was certified gold in New Zealand after selling over 15,000 units. It was also certified silver in the United Kingdom (UK), having sold over 200,000 units.
Essense became the first Afrobeats song to be platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling over one million units in the United States.
Wizkid and Tems were presented their plagues by the RIAA in Los Angeles. Wizkid was excited with the award and praised Tems in the presence of everyone there.
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