On Friday, March 3, Jamaican dancehall star Shenseea achieved a significant milestone in her career with her first gold single in the United States, thanks to her contribution to the collaborative track “Pure Souls.”
The song, featuring her and Roddy Ricch, is part of Kanye West’s 2021 album Donda, which garnered a Grammy nomination at the 64th annual award ceremony.
The certification of “Pure Souls” as Gold in the US, signifying over 500,000 units sold, marks a historic moment for Shenseea, who will be the first female Jamaican artist in the last decade to achieve gold status in the US once the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) updates the song’s status.
Shenseea also features on another Donda track, namely “OK OK Pt 2” as part of the 27-track album boasting collaborations with top-tier artists like Jay-Z, DaBaby, Travis Scott, and Ariana Grande, among others.
In addition to her achievement, Shenseea garnered media attention for her noteworthy performance of “Pure Souls” at a Donda album listening party in Chicago, where she appeared alongside Roddy Ricch and controversial artist Marilyn Manson.