By Damilola Faustino
Childish Gambino’s “This is America” has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
This accomplishment is just the latest for the hit song was written and performed by Grammy, Emmy, and Golden Globe-winning recording artist, actor, and producer Donald Glover.
“This is America” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it held the top spot for two weeks in a row. The song also reached #1 on the iTunes charts in more than 45 markets and reached the Top 5 in 53 markets.
The official video hit more than 85 million views in its first week on YouTube and reached more than 100 million views in just nine days. The video currently has 218 million plays and counting on YouTube.
Childish Gambino or Donald Glover (if you’re a millennial) released the powerful video and song This is America on May 5th. It has attracted accolades how he dissected the problems of America.
The song has sing received covers from musicians across the world, the most popular of which is that of Nigerian rapper, Falz, who titled his cover, ‘This Is Nigeria‘.
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