The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has awarded platinum certification to Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” the lead song from her album Renaissance, which has sold one million equivalent units since its summer release. This song is the first from Beyoncé’s seventh album to win an RIAA award. In August, “Break My Soul” received its initial gold certification for selling more than 500,000 equivalent units since its summer debut. Beyoncé released the “Hive Certified” appreciation video to honor her most recent RIAA certification. In it, fans of all ages dance and respond to the song.
“Thank you so much for all the love and for releasing the wiggle,” wrote in the video’s description on YouTube. The first sample of Renaissance was “Break My Soul,” which was released on June 20. She collaborated on both writing and producing the empowering song alongside Tricky Stewart and The-Dream.
Beyoncé uploaded many different versions of “Break My Soul” shortly after the release of Renaissance on July 29; one of these versions was remixed by Chicago house DJ Terry Hunter, and it has been nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 65th Grammy Awards.
“I was obviously honored to get the chance to remix #BreakMySoul. The love and support that’s been shown so far is overwhelming. I cant thank @Beyonce and her team enough for trusting me with this project. I look forward to seeing everyone on the dance floor,” Hunter wrote on Instagram. The Queens Remix is the final version that Beyoncé released. Madonna, a global icon, attends.
The song “Break My Soul” then reached its highest point at No. 1 on a number of Billboard charts, including the Hot 100 and Adult R&B Airplay charts. She rose to the position of second on the later list and seventh on the main singles chart. At the 2022 Soul Train Awards, “Break My Soul” was named Song of the Year. It received nominations for Song of the Summer at the MTV Video Music Awards this year and Favorite R&B Song at the 2022 American Music Awards.