RIAA: City Girls’ ‘Act Up’ Is Now the Highest Certified Song by a Rap Girl Group EVER

Published: Tuesday 27th Apr 2021 by Rashad

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!

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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.

[news source: RIAA] / [photo source: Donte Maurice/Billboard]

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  1. Susan April 27, 2021

    Oh. But it was written by Miles McCollum, aka LIL YACHTY. And they haven’t had a song on the charts since

    • Iwhyyyte n bllacc bitchezz April 27, 2021

      P**** talk. Song talking bout selling p****

  2. Alex April 27, 2021

    Okay. But this isn’t news since:
    1- there’s no such things like rap girl group
    2- yeah no

    • Iwhyyyte n bllacc bitchezz April 27, 2021

      They are a rap duo when its two
      And why they keep touching on eachother are they gay ..we get it your a “duo”

  3. Jay April 27, 2021

    Wait. .. There’s no way that song outsold 30 years of plays and spins of “Push it” and “Whatta man”

    • The man April 27, 2021

      Agreed, salt n pepa haven’t had their numbers updated in decades

  4. True Tea April 28, 2021

    Sales isn’t necessarily a measuring stick for talent. Bodak Yellow has sold more than all of Salt N Pepa songs & now we have the City Girls, who make twerk music outselling Salt N Pepa, Funny thing is when 2 Live Crew made this sorta music in the 80s & 90s, it wasn’t as popular since there were always better artists/songs at the time.

    Simply put, there is no real competition nowadays.

  5. Roberta FlackSabbath April 28, 2021

    Comparing streaming numbers with ACTUAL SALES just don’t cut it.

    Songs get put on playlists and make huge streaming numbers, even though the listener didn’t curate (aka choose) the songs.

    Salt N Pepa are icons, legends. Even white people know those songs!

    These “girls” are nobodies.

  6. Michael April 28, 2021

    Y’all didn’t have the same energy when comparing Kim’s numbers with Nicki’s..:. Deal w/ it.

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