Having two Platinum hits before your debut album? We’re sure that’s Saweetie‘s type of good news.
Not even two months after her introductory/underground hit, 2017’s ‘Icy,’ was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the 26-year-old’s greeted with reports her first charting effort – ‘My Type’ – has seen its title typed beside Platinum status as well.
With a peak of #21 on the Hot 100 (to date), ‘Type’ comes as one of the year’s best performing SOLO female Rap numbers. A feat aided by a handsome mixture of streams, digital downloads, radio airplay, multiple unofficial remixes, the viral #MyTypeChallenge, and more, the London on da Track-produced cut – which prominently samples Petey Pablo‘s 2003 hit ‘Freek-a-Leek’ – serves as the California-born beauty’s breakthrough hit.
Its enduring commercial performance on charts was awarded by the RIAA recently when it was announced the tune had crossed the organization’s threshold for Platinum status, denoting sales equivalence of over 1 million units shifted.
The success of the song undoubtedly increases calls for the femcee’s first studio album.