Ciara’s ‘Body Party’ Certified Gold

Published: Thursday 19th Sep 2013 by David

Let’s be honest, supporting Contemporary R&B hasn’t been easy in the last few years.

Left to fend for itself in a world without substantial radio backing, thinly spread budgets and widespread talk of it being ‘dead’, the genre has been dealt more than its fair share of commercial blows recently, much to the dismay of those who hold it most dear.

However, it seems there is light at the end of the tunnel today. A light, made a whole lot brighter by the force that is….Ciara.

Upon passing the 395,000 units sold mark in the summer, demand for the star’s Urban single ‘Body Party’ skyrocketed in the weeks following her performance of the song at  12th annual ‘BET Awards‘, pushing its global sales well past the 500,000 unit milestone.

Now, as the song spends its 21st  consecutive week on the Billboard Hot 100, its US sales have seen the Recording Industry Association of America award the single with Gold status, for shipments of half a million units in the market.

Upon learning of the news, the Grammy winner shared:

Marking her first solo Gold single since 2007’s ‘Like A Boy’, ‘Party’s certification also comes as good news for the entertainer’s close pal Future, who forged the number alongside producer Mike Will and Ciara herself, sure to celebrate this news just weeks after he earned another Gold single by way of Rihanna‘s ‘Love Song’, in which he features in.

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  1. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 19, 2013

    Congrats Cici, cannot wait for overdose to slay.

    • rocksta101 September 19, 2013

      it wont my dear…. it really won’t sorry.

      • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 19, 2013

        Yes it will.

    • CI-ERROR’S BIG MISTAKE September 19, 2013

      Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” went platinum, and it was not official single nor had a video to push further promotion.

      • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 19, 2013

        But we’re not talking about pour it up, I fail to see your point.

      • LOL September 19, 2013

        LOL that’s because Rihanna’s label has a payola account specifically set up in her promotion budget LOL

      • The Boy Toy September 19, 2013

        So why isn’t Right Now gold or platinum? Sit.

      • LOL September 19, 2013

        LOL DO YOUR HOMEWORK, DEAR. RIHANNA IS PLATINUM IN THE US, 3 MILLION WW.

        DISMISSED.

  2. NT September 19, 2013

    Congrats for her , however it is about time it’s been 21 weeks or so. I still love the song

    • MuiMui September 19, 2013

      I love that song.

  3. TIsForTamar September 19, 2013

    El oh el. Only Gold? Has the album even sold 60k yet?

    • TAMAR = WANNABE BEYGAGA September 19, 2013

      I know an ugly Tamartian did not try to shade Ciara’s sales when Vince bought 75% of Tamar’s albums to hide under his tiddays in order to beat K. Michelle’s album sales.

      • Mark111 September 19, 2013

        When she say that?

  4. Taylor Payne September 19, 2013

    I am so happy for Ciara. So many people doubted her and wanted her to fail, but Ciara strived on all that hate and turned it into Gold, literally! This whole era has been amazing. More than anything, “Body Party” has solidified that Ciara will always have a place in music. It’s been 10 years since “Goodies” and she is still winning, she is not going anywhere. So So So proud of Ciara and everything she had accomplished. Top 25 Billboard Hot 100. Gold Certification. 100K+ albums. #1 Urban record. #2 US album. etc. So AMAZING! And this is only the beginning. “Overdose” is about to really push the album and Ciara movement to the next level. Get ready!!!

  5. JT>>>>JC>>>JB September 19, 2013

    Queen.

    • THE NAVY TAKEOVER September 19, 2013

      Queen of Flops…

  6. RichBitchRiri September 19, 2013

    That Grape Juice must have bought 499,000 copies.

    • hammered September 19, 2013

      😆 tgj buying something? them broke asses? 😛

      • TAMAR = WANNABE BEYGAGA September 19, 2013

        GIRL! LOL

      • Really? September 19, 2013

        With what money? Hell this blog barely get hits, rotfl!

    • Coolie September 21, 2013

      lolol im dying. But in all seriousness congrats to her.

  7. CantLeaveCiAlone September 19, 2013

    Meanwhile Right Now is flopping world.

    • Kylie Jenner stan September 19, 2013

      But Pour It Up alone slayed Body Party. Platinum with no promo. Step ya cookies up uglee!

  8. Kylie Jenner stan September 19, 2013

    After six months. That’s cute! Congrats Lessor!

  9. Robert September 19, 2013

    Took a year to go Gold? And what about her album? Has it or will it ever go Gold any time soon?

    • Kylie Jenner stan September 19, 2013

      It hasn’t even sold 120k copies in America or 200k world wide kiiiii

  10. Marsha September 19, 2013

    Damn took long enough

  11. HausMuthaAdele September 19, 2013

    Good on ya sis.

  12. BrandNuStar September 19, 2013

    Doesn’t look like a flop to me.

  13. pat September 19, 2013

    congrats….its good to see her have some level of success…now give us some good pop dancing with the overdose video so u can stand a chance of getting out of the hood

  14. CSquadTurntUp September 19, 2013

    The Queen better get that GOLD plaque sent to her million dollar address boo. Yaaaaaaas, I can here the haters seething all the way from their local libraries where they go to the use the internet because their dad wasted all the money on his new lacefront, which he bought from your mom at half price.

    • cake like lady gaga September 19, 2013

      YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      No lies detected

    • Chinese navy September 19, 2013

      ogoshh Lol!

  15. . : : h 2 o : : . September 19, 2013

    What a flop. C-error is the definition of a commercial disaster..!!

    • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 19, 2013

      And Beyonce is the definition of a chicken and a thief.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . September 19, 2013

        I’m cool with it.

      • cake like lady gaga September 19, 2013

        NOT at a third world A***-infected f** coming for Ciara though. like, I CANT!!!!!

    • CiGold October 1, 2013

      And yet she can still afford that Bentley. Be Gone!

  16. Nadine/Florence/Natalia September 19, 2013

    Very happy for her.

  17. Draggin4MrsCarter September 19, 2013

    Breaking News: Rihanna Runs Out Of H***** Ointment and Flopara finally gets a hit single.

    • VisionOfMimi September 19, 2013

      I live for your shade dahlin.

    • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 19, 2013

      Breaking news: Beyonce finally completes reading a book. Unfortunately it was a children’s book but hey, at least it’s progress right?

    • Roar September 19, 2013

      You are trash. Just go kill yourself, people like you don’t deserve to live you worthless piece of trash. What have you achieved in you life?

  18. Baduizm05 September 19, 2013

    This put a smile on my face.

  19. JJFan1814 September 19, 2013

    Hasn’t it been out since last year?

  20. Casual September 19, 2013

    Good for her. And since these are singles, which are almost exclusively sold as downloads, the “shipped” part of the certification equation doesn’t muddy the numbers. She actually sold a half mil downloads in the United States.

  21. Slayara Is Crowned September 19, 2013

    This goes out to Sam and the whole TGJ team.
    From the bottom of my heart, thank yall for the support this era. You guys kept us motivated even when we felt down about so much stuff and I just need to let you guys know that it means a lot that we can come on here and read nice things about our fav.

    Love ya for life.

    • Taylor Payne September 19, 2013

      Yes Yes & Yes! So True. Thank You TGJ! <3

    • SMH! September 19, 2013

      It’s not that serious…

      • cake like lady gaga September 19, 2013

        no one asked for your opinion though

  22. Loyalty September 19, 2013

    Cute for her

    • Robert September 19, 2013

      LOL.

      • Loyalty September 19, 2013

        Whats funny? Im being nice!!

  23. Stephy Tha Lambily September 19, 2013

    GOLD?!?!? FLOP AS H**!!! How about Platinum?!?!? We celebrating Gold now?!! This single was released back when Jesus was born & its just now certified Gold! Bye C-floprerror!!!

    • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 19, 2013

      When was triumphant released sis?

      • Stephy Tha Lambily September 19, 2013

        But Lovebird #Beautiful went Platinum SISTA… Mariah REDEEMED HERSELF C-error is constantly flopping its crazy & unexceptable

      • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 19, 2013

        Thanks to clear channel. And Ciara also has a chance to redeem herself with overdose.

        And yes #beautiful did go platinum but where is triumphant? At least body party is gold, what about triumphant?

      • Mimi carey September 19, 2013

        Lovebird stfu your so worried about triumphant.. But sis wassup with Sorry, Got me good, & Sweat? Took her 4 trys to finally get a gold record lol

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 19, 2013

      Why you so obsessed with TRIUMPHANT!!! Mariah Carey has 13 platinum singles. Also, how the f*** you gonna pay CLEAR CHANNEL to make people PAY for your single … Get real… Besides Mariah Carey already has 20 Gold singles & 13 platinum singles BYE GURL Lovebird I like you but give it up

  24. G4L September 19, 2013

    DEATH

    • cake like lady gaga September 19, 2013

      yes, thats Riherpes in 2 years time if she doesnt cure her STD’s

  25. Lana the legend September 19, 2013

    The song came out in march and its bearly going gold how sad.

    • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 19, 2013

      So what?

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) September 19, 2013

        Would you say that if it was Beyonce? 🙂

    • . : : h 2 o : : . September 19, 2013

      C-Error taking half a year to have anything go gold in the states : “So what? / We should blame the R&B industry if anyone / CiCi is doing her thing.”

      Beyonce having a platinum album and two platinum singles, with many awards : “Ha career is ova!”

      SMDH

      • Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) September 19, 2013

        !!!!!

  26. Mimi carey September 19, 2013

    You know your a flop when it takes half a year for you to go gold not platinum but GOLD lol

    • LOL September 19, 2013

      LOL this coming from a Flopriah Carey Stan? The woman who has 4 flop albums under her belt, and another album that’s never even gonna be released? LOL you tried it….

      • Stephy Tha Lambily September 19, 2013

        Please explain to me the 4 flop albums under her belt?!?!?

      • Roar September 19, 2013

        That woman has albums that outsold your fave’s entire discography, so she can afford flops, 150 million albums stay unbothered. Show some respect for a legend.

      • LOL September 19, 2013

        LOL GLITTER=FLOP

        FLOPBRACELET=FLOP

        F=LO P=FLOP

        MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT FLOP=DOUBLE FLOP

        DID I MISS ANY? LOL

  27. The Boy Toy September 19, 2013

    In more important news: did anyone download iOS 7??? Omg I hate it!!! 🙁

    • Loyalty September 19, 2013

      YES! OMG it looks so ugly!!!

      • jay scorpio September 19, 2013

        DITTO

    • Zara September 19, 2013

      It’s the worst!! It reminds me of Droids

    • POP ROYALTY [RUDE BOY] September 19, 2013

      I’m Just Glad I didn’t Waste my time sitting my ass to download that s***.

      I’ve seen pics of ppl who downloaded it and it looks like a damn Sony Ericsson.

      And look at the batteries of ppl who downloaded it. 😆 😆

      I Didn’t Even bother…..

  28. Go FIND SOMETHING U ENJOY September 19, 2013

    Yall are miserable. At first it wasn’t going to be a hit…then it was a hit but not “enough of a hit” Then it would never break the top 40…broke the top 40 but “not far enough into the top 40” then it would never go gold now its gold but “not quick enough”SMH Congrats to Ciara and her continued success.

  29. SS September 19, 2013

    I’m not a huge fan, but I’m not gonna get on here to hate just to hate. I love the song. I wish her the best. Can’t wait for the Overdose single

  30. really September 19, 2013

    the haters kill me!! first they said “body party will flop and not make it in the hot 100″ but it hit 25 after that it was”oh it want crack the top ten” but it was the number 1 rnb single smh. when the album came they were sayin “it want see 100,000” now that it has passed that they wanna move up their prediction to 200,000 LET IT GO!!! let ciara be great…. #getoverit

  31. Zara September 19, 2013

    After 6 months? That’s Wassup.

  32. Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) September 19, 2013

    Great for ci but on a more important note did sam ever talk about Beyonce playing with the children and being pulled it to the audience in Brazil?

  33. An0thrDream September 19, 2013

    Congrats to ciara! She deserves every bit of this 😀 the song is a classic

    Can’t wait for that overdose treatment!

  34. K September 19, 2013

    Gratz to her.

  35. Lipstick Lesbian September 19, 2013

    She look good enuff to eat in that pic. That strong snatch will give my tongue one hell of a ride!

  36. POP ROYALTY [RUDE BOY] September 19, 2013

    B**** Took Forever And a Day to Reach gold, The F*****’ Struggle.

    Her Single sold as Fast as A Turtle , and Just Gold ?!! 🙄

    With All That Promo For This Song ? 😯

    CIARA is a Disaster, Not Hot anymore. Stop Lying to yourself. Numbers Never Lie.

    So Stuck in 2006, I’M SORRY FOR HER.

  37. Dman86 September 19, 2013

    Well atleast she’s going somewhere slowly Idk if the album will have legs but something is better than nothing I guess ,hope Brandy and Mya make new music I like em too

  38. Dggie September 19, 2013

    im not the one to give into these lil petty comment sections but today ill give it a try.

    people may talk all the s*** they want about Ciara and her career or whatever the hell want to talk about…. that involves her. She worked her ass off and has been doing it ever since the first day she came out. nobody ever takes their time to listen to the music (especially r&b) if it has a good beat then its a hit! thats why u see all these producers getting famous and more recognition than the actual singer.

    Ciara has been true to her self and r&b.

    And stop COMPARING artists. what does Ciara, Beyonce, Rihanna have to do with each other? ill tell you what. they all have a career, $$$$$, and a life.

    thats all you people do, sit your ignorant asses on a damn computer and criticize people with talent. maybe you should try and record a song and make it go gold in a couple weeks, month, years…. i dont think you can.

    #CSquad

  39. Nayyy September 22, 2013

    Ciara’s haters have to be the most miserable haters on the planet. Lmao smh Congrats Ciara!!!

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