Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Certified Platinum

Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has gone platinum.

The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Thursday that the track by Donald Glover’s rap persona has been certified platinum. Since its May 7 release, “This Is America” has reeled in more than 147 million track streams and 216 million video streams, along with over 1.3 million track equivalents sold in the U.S. and 2.6 million track equivalents sold worldwide.

Childish Gambino debuted the song during his stint hosting and performing on “Saturday Night Live,” and it quickly rose to the top on Spotify’s global and U.S. charts, and reached No. 1 on iTunes in 45 markets. Additionally, the track continues to hold the No. 1 spot on the overall streaming chart for three weeks in a row.

The Hiro Murai-directed video is currently No. 1 on YouTube’s U.S. top music videos and U.S. top songs charts, and had the biggest first-week debut of any video this year, with 85.3 million views. Filmed in a large warehouse, the video features a shirtless Glover dancing during scenes that alternate between humorous and disturbing, including one where he pulls out an assault rifle and shoots both a hooded captive and a gospel choir.

This Is America” has been praised for its cultural relevance, and marks the first new music from Childish Gambino since his Grammy-nominated album “Awaken, My Love!” in 2016. The rapper recently left Glassnote Records for RCA and is expected to release a new album later this year.

More Music

  • R. Kelly

    R. Kelly to Perform at MSG’s Hulu Theater in New York Next Month

    Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has gone platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Thursday that the track by Donald Glover’s rap persona has been certified platinum. Since its May 7 release, “This Is America” has reeled in more than 147 million track streams and 216 million video streams, along with over 1.3 […]

  • Randy Newman

    Concert Review: Randy Newman Offers Bowl Full of Mirth and Melancholy

    Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has gone platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Thursday that the track by Donald Glover’s rap persona has been certified platinum. Since its May 7 release, “This Is America” has reeled in more than 147 million track streams and 216 million video streams, along with over 1.3 […]

  • Roey-Hershkovitz

    'Conan' Cuts Music Performances; Booker Roey Hershkovitz to Exit (EXCLUSIVE)

    Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has gone platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Thursday that the track by Donald Glover’s rap persona has been certified platinum. Since its May 7 release, “This Is America” has reeled in more than 147 million track streams and 216 million video streams, along with over 1.3 […]

  • Nicki Minaj Adds X-Rated Verse About

    Watch Nicki Minaj Add an X-Rated Verse About Stephen Colbert to 'Barbie Dreams'

    Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has gone platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Thursday that the track by Donald Glover’s rap persona has been certified platinum. Since its May 7 release, “This Is America” has reeled in more than 147 million track streams and 216 million video streams, along with over 1.3 […]

  • Live Nation Names Amy Marks EVP,

    Live Nation Names Amy Marks EVP, Head of Integrated Marketing

    Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has gone platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Thursday that the track by Donald Glover’s rap persona has been certified platinum. Since its May 7 release, “This Is America” has reeled in more than 147 million track streams and 216 million video streams, along with over 1.3 […]

  • Beyonce and Jay-ZBeyonce and Jay-Z in

    Beyonce Dedicates Detroit Concert to Aretha Franklin

    Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has gone platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Thursday that the track by Donald Glover’s rap persona has been certified platinum. Since its May 7 release, “This Is America” has reeled in more than 147 million track streams and 216 million video streams, along with over 1.3 […]

  • Ariana Grande and James Corden Perform

    Ariana Grande and James Corden Perform 'Titanic' Musical Number on 'Late Late Show'

    Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has gone platinum. The Recording Industry Association of America announced on Thursday that the track by Donald Glover’s rap persona has been certified platinum. Since its May 7 release, “This Is America” has reeled in more than 147 million track streams and 216 million video streams, along with over 1.3 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content