RIAA: ‘Best Friend’ Becomes Saweetie’s Second MultiPlatinum Hit

Published: Monday 25th Oct 2021 by Rashad

Although the promised summer release date of her Saweetie‘s long-awaited debut album, ‘Pretty B*tch Music,’ has come and gone, that hasn’t stopped her growing legion of fans from spinning her previous hits in anticipation of its arrival.

Evidence of this comes courtesy of her enduring, Doja Cat-assisted hit, ‘Best Friend.’  Released in January, the tune clawed its way to a #14 peak just a few months later (becoming her second top 20 hit in the process following 2020’s ‘Tap In’).

As if that personal milestone wasn’t enough to celebrate, the Recording Industry Association of America recently revealed the cut’s etched another for the 28-year-old.

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On Thursday (October 21), the RIAA took to press to announce the Dr. Luke-produced bop had met its threshold for 2x Platinum status – meaning it’s sold the equivalence of 2 million copies in the United States alone.

Marking her second-highest certified hit to date, the win comes as the second time of Saweetie’s career she’s earned a multiPlatinum award from the organization.  The first was granted to her signature hit, 2019’s ‘My Type,’ which now sits at 3x Platinum.


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  1. Dc October 26, 2021

    Wow all doja popularity and as much as radio saturated this song and she’s only 2x platinum these other rap girls sure don’t be doing cardi numbers lol.

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 26, 2021

      Cardi doesn’t do Adele numbers. Adele’s 25 sold more in it’s first week alone than Cardi’s album did in nearly 4 years lol

      • Dc October 26, 2021

        Cardi is an explicit rap artist that a lot of pop radio won’t play like sweet non threatening white woman and still has pop numbers 2 diamond singles and over 90 million RIAA units sold with 1 album stay mad

      • Champ October 26, 2021

        LMAO. Weren’t you just bragging about Camila Cabello’s diamond single? Well Cardi has TWO. She also has 4 #1 singles in 4 years. By the way NOOOOO ONE’S doing Adele numbers.

    • Urg October 26, 2021

      Than why is Wild Side and Rumors not doing “Cardi” numbers?

  2. Ijs October 26, 2021

    Hmm… They’re just giving away platinum certifications these days. Surely the formula has been recalculated because I cant imaginge 1000 people buying anything from Saweetie muchless a million.

  3. Theman October 26, 2021

    It’s very easy to go platinum these days.

    • True Tea October 26, 2021

      Yes because laying on ur back is a lot more profitable now than it was 20 years ago.

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