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(Nigeria) Ayo Jay’s Single Gets RIAA Gold Certified

Thats a Lot of Numbers!

In 2015, Ayo Jay released “Your Number” but it took nearly a year for his song to blow up through DJ plays in the New York underground bagging him a contract with RCA Records and a Fetty Wap feature on the official remix.

Last year, Ayo Jay peaked at no. 40 on Billboard’s R’n’B/Hiphop Airplay. The certification confirms that his single has sold 500,000 copies. RIAA certification are no longer restricted to physical/digital sales and Ayo Jay’s mark is cumulative of streams across digital platforms.

This wouldn’t come as a surprise as even the New York Times had ranked “Your Number” as 6th best songs of 2016 and the song has also made its debut as #24 on Billboard Hot R&B songs.

The award was launched in 1958; originally, the requirement for a Gold single was one million units sold and a Gold album represented $1 million in sales (at wholesale value, around a third of the list price).

Starting May 9, 2013 RIAA certifications for singles in the “digital” category include on-demand audio and/or video song streams in addition to downloads at a rate of 150 streams=1 certification “unit”.

Ayo Jay’s ‘Your number‘ obviously has passed these requirements, and doesn’t come as a surprise given the viral growth of the track and the attraction it got from the likes of Chris Brown, Kid Ink and Fetty Wap who had separate remixes of the song.

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