‘Motivation,’ the official debut solo single of former Fifth Harmony hitmaker Normani, has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America almost exactly a year after its release date.
Unleashed August 16, 2019 on the wings of a highly choreographed and stylized music video directed by Dave Meyers, the tune got its ultimate push after Normani blazed the stage of the year’s MTV VMAs.
Premiering and peaking at #33 on the Hot 100 as a result (as we reported here), the entry not only marked her third top 40 hit as a solo act but it was also her first as a leader.
Now, as she puts the finishing touches on its parent album (which features production and/or songwriting from the likes of Rodney Jerkins, Missy Elliott, Ryan Tedder, The Neptunes, and more), she’s learned the Ilya-produced ‘Motivation’ has crossed the RIAA’s threshold for Platinum status (August 14). This indicates the tune has sold the equivalent of 1 million units in the United States.
Coming as the third certification plaque of her career, its arrival follows the 4x Platinum success of ‘Love Lies’ (with Khalid) and the 2x Platinum success of ‘Dancing with a Stranger’ (with Sam Smith).