City Girls already sit in the history books of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for having the highest-certified song in history by a Rap girl group (‘Act Up’).
But, if the ongoing success of their latest single, ‘Twerkulator,’ is any indication, the Southern duo may be well on their way to tying that record.
Despite an early leak, ‘Twerkulator’ – which famously features samples and interpolations of Cajmere‘s ‘Percolator’ and ‘Planet Rock’ by Afrika Bambaataa – was released in May to great fanfare. The excitement was only amplified once the diva duo tapped Missy Elliott to direct the tune’s high octane music video (seen above).
In the short time since, ‘Twerkulator’ has racked up the equivalence of 500,000 in U.S.-based sales – a measure met with a Gold award from the RIAA on Monday (October 18).
Having peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the height of its popularity, the song stands as one of the highest charting hits of their careers to date.