Beyoncé & Sean Paul’s Dancehall Classic ‘Baby Boy’ Now 2X Platinum

Written by on August 9, 2022

Sean Paul and Beyoncé’s smash hit single “Baby Boy” is among a raft of new certifications Queen Bey received.

On Monday (August 8), Beyoncé became the fourth female artist to earn over 100 million Recording Industry Association of America certified single units as a lead artist. She now joins Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry as the only female artists to have achieved this feat. The artist also received 54 new gold and platinum certifications, with 36 of those being platinum certifications for the first time or times over platinum. At the same time, 18 of those are gold certifications for the first time.

Beyoncé’s collaboration with Sean Paul is now 2X platinum, meantime in sold a combined 2,000,000 units in the United States. The song, released in 2003, was certified platinum on June 14, 2006, according to the RIAA. The song received 2X platinum certification on August 8, 2022, amid a resurgence of Beyoncé’s music due to her all of the songs on her new album Renaissance charting simultaneously on the Hot 100 chart on Monday.

Platinum certification means an album or song has reached the sales and streaming equivalent of 1,000,000 units sold in the US.

The track has become an item of controversy, according to Sean Paul, who shared earlier this year that he had sent his verse to Beyoncé for the track. The two had never met to record together, and they have also never performed the track together, something fans say has to do with Jay-Z being jealous and reportedly did’nt want Beyoncé around the Jamaican superstar. Jay-Z has never publicly addressed the rumors. The song was the second single off the “Irreplaceable” artist’s Grammy-winning album Dangerously In Love, which was released on August 3, 2003. S

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