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Vance Joy’s “Riptide,” Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” Earn 4x Platinum Certifications

Vance Joy’s “Riptide” and Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” are now quadruple platinum.

They sound absolutely nothing alike, but Vance Joy’s “Riptide” and Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles (featuring Gucci Mane)” do have something in common:

They are both quadruple platinum in the United States.

According to the RIAA, “Riptide” and “Black Beatles” earned their certifications on May 1 and April 21, respectively.

The certifications confirm 4 million in US units, with each unit equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.

— Rae Sremmurd also earned a new certification for “Swang.” The song, which is the official follow-up to “Black Beatles,” went platinum (1 million units) on April 21.

Written by Brian Cantor

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