Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” Earns Triple Platinum Certification In The US

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Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” is officially certified triple platinum.

The Donald Glover-fronted group has earned a triple-platinum certification for the hit single which peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Redbone,” the second single from the album Awaken, My Love!, is now his third single to go platinum alongside songs “Heartbeat” and “3005.”

READ: Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” Is Certified Platinum By The RIAA

Two months ago during an interview with BBC Radio 1, Glover discussed how his mom and a hairdresser in Atlanta helped shape “Redbone” into the hit single it inevitably became.

“That was the breaking point, my mom was like ‘this song’s good,'” Glover said. “She plays it all the time.”

Glover then recounts how he showed an unfinished version of “Redbone” at an Atlanta salon, and although the group enjoyed the song’s beginning they did not care much for the rest of the track.

“The middle I felt like needed some work because they weren’t responding the same way,” Glover said. “So I went back in the studio and worked on it.”

READ: Donald Glover Has Started Filming For ‘Atlanta’s’ Second Season

Currently, Glover has started filming the second season of his critically-acclaimed FX TV series Atlanta. According to a report from Atlanta magazine, crews were seen in Mechanicsville (a neighborhood of Atlanta) between September 20 and 22, and at an office building in East Point on the 22nd. On September 25, signs were spotted leading to Southlake Mall.


Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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