Nineteen years after its first release, American Pop and R&B superstar Beyoncé and dancehall superstar Sean Paul’s 2003 collaborative effort, Baby Boy, has earned platinum certification in the US. This comes on the heels of last month’s gold certification in the United Kingdom for another of his collaboration, Got 2 Luv U featuring Jordan Sparks.
Baby Boy surpassed the sales and streaming equivalent of one million units sold in the US on Monday, August 8. Resulting in the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarding the song a platinum certification. Previously, it received the RIAA Platinum “Mastertone” designation in June 2006, commemorating one million purchased ringtones.
On August 3, 2003, the Scott Storch co-produced Baby Boy made its debut as the second single from Beyoncé’s Grammy Award-winning Dangerously in Love album. The single was subsequently included as part of a reissue of Sean Paul’s Grammy Award-winning Dutty Rock album from 2003.
Still a dominant figure within the reggae/dancehall genre internationally, Sean Paul currently boasts double-platinum (2X) status with his Dutty Rock album. At the same time, Beyonce’s Dangerously in Love sits at the 6X platinum mark.
Meanwhile, the upward trajectory in viewership for Baby Boy’s official video currently threatens the 160 million mark on Youtube.