Despite threats of retirement due to ‘feeling under-appreciated’ (as we reported here), entries from Teyana Taylor‘s prized catalog are still getting love from record buyers.
Case in point? ‘Gonna Love Me.’
Found aboard her 2018-released sophomore studio album, ‘K.T.S.E.,’ the BoogzDaBeast-produced ‘Love’ – which cracked the top 10 of the Billboard R&B charts at the height of its popularity – stands as her highest charting effort to date (as a lead act).
Evidence of continued celebration of the cut was unveiled over at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently where it was announced the tune had been certified Platinum.
Released June 23, 2018, the song was given a promotional boost nearly six months later by the arrival of a music video to its Ghostface Killah-assisted remix (which was dedicated to the late Kim Porter).
Over two years later, the RIAA updated its logs (January 29) to reveal the Taylor hit had reached Platinum status – meaning it’s sold the equivalence of 1 million copies in the United States. A personal milestone for Teyana, the song comes as the first from her critically acclaimed discography to earn such status.
Here’s hoping the win serves as reminder to the songstress about just how valued her musical contributions are to modern R&B.