Bongo artist Diamond Platnumz has made history by becoming the first African artist to get six time platinum sales on his single ‘Marry You’ featuring Ne-yo.
This was made possible mostly because of its video being viewed over 17 million times on YouTube eight months after it was released on the video-sharing platform. The song has become as profitable and the singer couldn’t help but take to social media to share the good news with his fans.
’Today have become the first African Artist Signed under Universal Music Group to get 6x Platinum Sales on My Single #MarryYou ft @Neyo….. on behalf of my team & @Neyo would like to thank all the fans & Media Around the world#MarryYouDN #MaryYou#AboyFromTandale (Leo nimekuwa msanii wa kwanza wa kiafrika alosainiwa Universal Music Group kufikisha Mauzo ya nyimbo yake Platinum Mara sita Mfululizo kupitia nyimbo ya #MarryYou nilomshirikisha @Neyo…. kwa niaba ya Team yangu na @neyo tungependa kuwashukuru Mashabiki na Media zote Ulimwenguni…) #ABoyFromTandale,’’ he posted.
First introduced in 1976, platinum certification stands for the sale of one million units, albums or singles with the gold certification redefined to mean sales of 500,000 units, album or singles.
Diamond shared a pic of him at Universal Studios in South Africa where he was presented with the plaque.