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.