While a number of R&B artists have seen 2020 render some of their poorest performing efforts to date, the same certainly cannot be said for Jhené Aiko.
Bouncing back from the less than favorable commercial showing of her 2017-released sophomore album, ‘Trip,’ her junior LP – ‘Chilombo’ – took a trip straight to the top of R&B charts upon its release in March thanks to the success of its singles ‘P*ssy Fairy,’ ‘B.S.’ (featuring H.E.R.), and more.
Now, nearly two months after issuing a re-release of ‘Chilombo’ (which ranks as the year’s top-selling female R&B project), the 32-year-old has learned its most celebrated singles have crossed the threshold for Platinum certification at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
On Thursday (September 3), the RIAA announced Aiko had earned a new set of plaques to add to her growing collection.
In addition to seeing her Rae Sremmurd-assisted ‘Sativa’ certified 3x Platinum (which denotes sales equivalence of 3 million in the United States), she also learned her songs ‘B.S.’ and ‘P*$$y Fairy’ were respectively certified Platinum.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Future & Miguel-assisted ‘Happiness Over Everything (H.O.E.)’ – which is found aboard ‘Chilombo’ like ‘B.S.’ and ‘P*$$Y Fairy’ – was also certified Gold (which denotes sales equivalence of 500,000 in the U.S.
The accolades come as the latest wins for the tunes, both of which not only rank as the first top 40 singles of her career (as a leading act) but also as her highest charting efforts on the Hot 100 to date.