Popcaan Earns His First Gold Certification From The RIAA

Dancehall artist Popcaan has secured his first RIAA Gold certification.

The Numbers Don’t Lie deejay has become the most sought-after Jamaican artist, especially when international artists want to add that hit factor to their projects.  English producer Jamie xx’s decision to seek out the St. Thomas native for I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times) has paid off, after the 2015 track was certified Gold on March 3 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times), which also features American rapper Young Thug, is the third single from Jamie xx’s debut studio album, In Colour. With 19 million views on YouTube for the official music video, the single received its Gold certification after selling 500,000 units.

Last month, DancehallMag ranked the song No. 4 on a list of over 50 Popcaan collaborations with International artists.

Filmed in New York and Jamaica, the music video captures both Thug and Popcaan in their own districts reciting the lyrics on the rhythmic beat, produced by Jamie xx, that is nothing short of euphonious.

The song peaked at number 115 on the UK Singles Chart and number 90 on the Australian ARIA Charts. It grew in popularity over the years and was given a major boost when it appeared on the soundtrack for the video game NBA Live 16 and NBA 2K17 and for Kobe Bryant’s MyCareer spot.

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