Beenie Man earns first US Gold certificates for ‘Who Am I’

Nearly three a long time after it was first launched, ‘Who Am I (Sim Simma)’, the hit single from Dancehall veteran Beenie Man, has been licensed gold in the US for gross sales exceeding 500,000 copies.

The certification was issued on November 15.

‘Who Am I’, which is featured on Beenie Man’s 1997 Grammy-nominated ‘Many Moods of Moses’ album, was produced by Jeremy Harding and is featured on the favored Playground rhythm.

The observe helped to introduce Beenie Man to the world as a brand new reggae star within the pages of Newsweek and different main media shops. He used a portion of this music in his reggae fusion single “Ladies Dem Sugar” that includes Mýa which was launched in 2000.

The music reached No. 10 within the UK Singles Chart and was his first prime 40 hit within the UK. On the US Billboard charts, the music reached No. 6 on their Scorching Rap Singles chart. On the Scorching R&B singles chart, the music reached No. 15.

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It was additionally featured on the NBA 2K22 soundtrack.

‘Sim Simma’ problem

The hit music noticed a rise in streams and gross sales this summer season when the #SimSimmaChallenge took the web by storm and went viral on TikTok.

The sport is performed when an individual telephones an unsuspecting pal and says “sim simma,” a reference to the dancehall artist’s iconic line. The particular person then patiently awaits their pal to finish the sentence by responding with, “who obtained the keys to my Bimma?”

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Many celebrities together with American musicians Ciara and Kelly Rowland, Kim Kardashian and Vanessa Bryant joined the problem.

The problem went viral simply weeks earlier than Beenie Man’s 19-track album Simma was launched in August. Mya, Dexta Daps, Shenseea, Shaggy, Popcaan and Sean Paul are among the many star-studded collaborators who’re featured on Simma.

The album is nominated for finest Reggae Grammy on the 2024 Grammy Awards subsequent February.

Learn: Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Burning Spear and extra nominated for Reggae Grammy

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