It’s a dream come true for Dreamville Records recording star Ari Lennox.
Two years after the premiere of ‘Shea Butter Baby,’ the title track from her official debut studio album, the 29-year-old has learned the J. Cole-assisted track has crossed the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) threshold for Platinum status.
On February 9, the RIAA updated its logs to reveal Lennox’s ‘Shea Butter Baby’ had gifted the singer her first shiny Platinum plaque – an award that honors sales of 1 million in the United States.
Her highest charting single to date (as a leader), ‘Baby’ – which peaked at #11 on the Adult R&B charts – helped thrust Lennox into public consciousness thanks to exposure it received from placement on the ‘Creed II’ official movie soundtrack.
Though it’s the first Platinum certified song of her career, it’s her second overall RIAA award as ‘BMO’ (another tune found aboard her debut album) was certified Gold in late 2020.