In 2016, the Guyanese musician Saint Jhn released a song named ‘Roses‘and saw it impact the scene with modest success.
Four years later, it stands tall as a global smash hit with sales of over 1 million units in the United States.
Find out how it happened below…
Jhn rose to prominence in music industry circles in the middle of the last decade after his work was recognised by the likes of Usher, Gorgon City and Kieza who worked with him to create original songs for their respective disocgraphies.
Then, in 2016, he dropped a track named ‘Roses’.
In 2019, following his ‘Brown Skin Girl’ collaboration with Beyonce‘, the 33-year-old star watched a remix of his track produced by 19-year-old Kazakh musician and producer Imanbek Zeykenov soar on Tik Tok and Snapchat.
Since then, it has sold over 2 million sales-equivalent units worldwide and become generate millions of dollars in the United States as it rakes in around $100,000 a week in the market each week.
Last week, it sat at number 4 on Hits Daily Double’s Songs Revenue Chart with $105,410 earned within the space of seven days and outperformed Drake’s ‘Toosie Slide’, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’, Justin Bieber’s ‘Yummy’ and Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Before You Go’.
Will the track score some Grammy love come nominations season?