Thanks to to their 2019 breakthrough single, ‘Act Up,’ you can find JT and Yung Miami (better known as City Girls) up in the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) history books!
As far as Rap girl groups go, few can boast the buzz City Girls have received over the last two years. Making noise on charts and radio, the duo have collected top 40 hits on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 respectively courtesy of their album, ‘City on Lock,’ and tunes ‘Twerk’ and ‘Act Up.’
Related to the latter, the RIAA took to press recently to announce the anthemic 2019 smash has now smashed history books with a 3x Platinum certification, meaning it’s sold the equivalence of 3 million copies in the United States. With the upgrade, ‘Act Up’ now reigns as the highest certified song by a Rap girl group in music history and breaks a three-way tie once held with Salt ‘N Pepa‘s legendary hits ‘Expressions,’ ‘Push It,’ and ‘Whatta Man.’
At the height of its popularity, the raunchy cut – found on the Southern twosome’s debut album ‘Girl Code’ – peaked at #26 on the Hot 100, a testament mostly to its viral status on social media outlets bolstered by the #ActUpChallenge.