Shatta Wale reaches new international milestone as RIAA Gold certified artiste

Shatta Wale has reached another milestone to become the second Ghanaian artiste to be RIAA Gold certified.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Shatta Wale’s ‘Already’ collaboration with Beyonce for her ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ has reached the huge feat on Monday (August 08) after garnering over 500,000 unit sales in the US.

The song released through Parkwood Entertainment, LLC, in 2019 also featured American electronic dance music DJ trio, Major Lazer.

‘Already’ has been one of Shatta Wale’s greatest collaborations. The song attracted international buzz following its release on the album by Beyonce. The popstar talking about the project said “It started out simple, in my backyard,” she said.

Interviewed by Ghanaian-British fashion editor for Vogue, Edward Enninful, Beyoncé disclosed that “I wanted to do one or two videos for The Gift album, then it just grew. Before we knew it, we were shooting in Nigeria, Ghana, London, Los Angeles, Johannesburg, and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where we filmed with the women of the Himba tribe.”

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