Giveon may have recently ascended to the top of the Hot 100 for the first time in his career thanks to Justin Bieber‘s ‘Justice’ hit ‘Peaches,’ but the newcomer was already making impressive waves by his lonesome.
Easily the year’s breakout R&B star thanks to his breakthrough single ‘Heartbreak Anniversary,’ the 26-year-old is only seeing buzz around his efforts amplify thanks to high profile promotional appearances on the likes of ‘Ellen‘ and more.
Just weeks after the tune’s parent project, ‘When It’s All Said and Done…Take Time,’ saw Giveon’s name printed in the Billboard 200’s top 10 for the first time, ‘Anniversary’ broke new ground on singles charts as it’s listed at #22 on the week’s refreshed Hot 100 and a new peak of #4 on the Hot R&B Songs chart.
All of these events conspired to garner G the second Platinum plaque of his career. More inside:
On April 15, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) updated its logs to reveal Giveon’s ‘Anniversary’ had secured Platinum status – meaning it’s sold the equivalence of 1 million copies in the United States alone.
His second record to be awarded such, the win arrives a year after ‘Anniversary’ was initially released and comes just a month after the Platinum certification of fellow ‘When It’s All Said & Done…Take Time’ single, ‘Like I Want You.’