RIAA: Gwen Stefani’s ‘HollaBack Girl’ Upgraded to 5x Platinum / ‘Sweet Escape’ Now 4x Platinum

Published: Wednesday 17th Mar 2021 by Rashad

When not enjoying her latest singles, ‘Slow Clap’ and ‘Let Me Reintroduce Myself,’ Stateside fans of Gwen Stefani are still bumping hits from her introduction as a solo artist – namely ‘HollaBack Girl’ and ‘The Sweet Escape.’

Found aboard her freshman album (2004’s ‘Love. Angel. Music. Baby’) and sophomore solo LP (2006’s ‘Sweet Escape’) respectively, the tunes also remain her highest charting efforts on the Billboard Hot 100 yet – with ‘Hollaback’ holding still as her only #1 hit to date.

It’s only fitting their ongoing popularity be reflected via the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) logs – which were recently updated to reveal a slew of new Stefani certifications.

Details inside:

Thanks to ongoing love on streaming and digital download outlets, the RIAA upgraded the certification status of a number of Gwen’s signature tunes including ‘Wind It Up,’ ‘Rich Girl,’ and more.  The most notable amendments were awarded to ‘HollaBack’ (now 5x Platinum) and ‘The Sweet Escape’ song (now 4x Platinum).

See the full list of updates below:

5x Platinum

  • ‘HollaBack Girl’ (Single)
  • ‘Love, Angel, Music, Baby’ (Album)

4x Platinum

  • ‘The Sweet Escape (featuring Akon)’ (Single)

2x Platinum

  • ‘Rich Girl’ (Single)


  • ‘Wind It Up’ (Single)
  • ‘What You Waiting For?’ (Single)


  • ‘Make Me Like You’ (Single)
  • ‘4 in the Morning’ (Single)

Note:  “Platinum” certification denotes sales of 1 million in the United States.


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  1. Shayla Queen 👑 March 17, 2021

    #CLASSICS and not in ANY of these songs does she mention her p****

  2. Justme March 17, 2021

    I’m surprised it isn’t higher. But it makes sense when you look at the streams.. well at least these are legit numbers👀. Congratulations Gwen

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