RIAA: Jazmine Sullivan’s ‘Pick Up Your Feelings’ Earns Singer’s Very First Platinum Plaque

Published: Friday 21st Jan 2022 by Rashad

Over a year after its debut, Jazmine Sullivan‘s comeback EP – ‘Heaux Tales’ – continues to write new chapters in its success narrative.

Her highest-peaking project on the Billboard 200 to date, the enduring wins of ‘Heaux’ can be attributed in no small part to its critically acclaimed single ‘Pick Up Your Feelings’ – which gave the R&B diva her highest-charting hit on the Hot 100 since 2010.

Now, according to news from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), ‘Pick Up’ is picking up even more accolades thanks to ongoing attention from streaming and digital download outlets.

Just eight months after announcing ‘Feelings’ had become the first certified hit of her nearly 15-year-long career, the RIAA took to press Wednesday (January 19) to confirm the tune’s certification status had elevated to Platinum.  This means it’s sold the equivalence of 1 million units in the United States.

Sullivan took to Instagram to not only trumpet the news, but also send her fans into a frenzy with the tease of a ‘special announcement’ due Monday (January 24).


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And with a North American tour kicking off on February 14 (as we reported here), our best guess tells us this is only the beginning of the tune’s journey at the RIAA.


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  1. JSullivan January 21, 2022

    The comeback queen❤️ WELL deserved! Congrats Jaz. This is a win for real R&B❤️❤️❤️

  2. common January 22, 2022

    need you bad, bust ur windows & lions tigers & bears would all be multi platinum hits had they being released in the streaming. 3x to 4x platinum those songs where hits and performed better than pick up ur feelings. Streaming i gas made is possible to get certified easier, i think its good though.

    • True Tea January 22, 2022

      Not Necessarily. “Pick Up Your Feelings” spent over 30 weeks on Urban radio. Much longer than most of her older singles.

      Same w/ Summer Walker’s singles. Her biggest hit with SZA definitely isn’t more popular than “Girls Need Love”.

      Ex For A Reason” outperformed GNL BUT GNL was a much bigger radio hit hence earning more sales.

  3. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) January 22, 2022

    How come the song only peaked #75? Are you kidding me? It’s platinum certification now. Wow! Billboard did her dirty💅🏾

    • True Tea January 22, 2022

      Exactly! The song also peaked at #27 on the Hip-Hop/R&B charts although “Pick Up Your Feelings” was an Urban SMASH.

      Giving Jazmine her 1st Platinum single ever. It doesn’t make any sense.

  4. UHoesFunny January 22, 2022

    R&B is back baby. Camicky couldn’t even nap a GOLD selling record in 2021 😂 the jokes write themselves. BLACK QUEENS RULE 🖤

  5. Common January 22, 2022

    pick up your feelings true success is shown in the rnb/hip chart airplay where it peaked at no. 2. Thats huge. any song that gets that high on this chart you know its a hit.

    hot 100 | rnb/hip hop airplay
    need u bad. 37 | 1
    b ut windows. 33. | 4
    lionstigers&b 74. | 10
    pick ur feeli. 75. | 2

    • True Tea January 22, 2022


      Just about every R&B song & even some Hip-Hop songs that charted within’ the Top 10 on Urban Airplay has went Platinum even if the song failed on the Hot 100.

  6. akathexfactor January 23, 2022

    Deserved! 💿 💅🏾

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