Sean Paul and Beyonce have again joined the platinum club, as their collaboration ‘Baby Boy’ was certified Platinum on Monday by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The hit track reached the sales and streaming equivalent of 1,000,000 units sold in the US, 19 years after its release.
In June 2006,’Baby Boy’ also earned RIAA Platinum “Mastertone” status, for one million purchased ringtones.
To say it was a great day for both artiste would be an understatement, Beyonce’s album Dangerously in Love was also certified 6X Platinum and Sean Paul’s ‘Dutty Rock’ is now 2X Platinum.
In July, Rolling Stones Magazine placed the dancehall infused pop song at No. 34 on Beyoncé’s 70 Greatest Songs.
The magazine recalls how “Baby Baby” was made as a follow up to her “Crazy In Love” hit, “Beyoncé enlisted the hitmaker Sean Paul, who flew to Miami to record his vocals after Beyoncé sent him a demo track of the song’s reggae-raga rhythm.”