Dancehall star Sean Paul can add another platinum certification to what is already a glittering resume as Baby Boy, a 2003 collab between Dancehall superstar himself and R&B diva Beyoncé, is now certified platinum in the United States.
The song was certified Platinum on Monday (August 8) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) — 19 years after its release — after it reached the sales and streaming equivalent of 1,000,000 units sold in the US. In June 2006, it earned RIAA Platinum “Mastertone” status, recognizing one million purchased ringtones.
Baby Boy spent nine weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for 29 weeks in total. In the UK, Baby Boy peaked at No. 2 on the Singles Chart before it was certified Gold in March 2020, for sales exceeding 400,000 units in the country. It was also a top 10 hit in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
The song’s official music video has almost 160 million views on YouTube.
Paul’s other Platinum-certified songs in the US are Shake Señora with Pitbull and T-Pain (Platinum), Cheap Thrills with Sia (8X Platinum), Rockabye with Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie (3X Platinum), Bailando with Enrique Iglesias (4X Platinum), Do You Remember with Jay Sean and Lil John (2X Platinum), We Be Burnin’ (Platinum), Get Busy (Platinum), and Temperature (3X Platinum).