Ella Mai is on a roll. The Grammy-winning R&B star has just received five new certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for her songs. Here are the details:
- Not Another Love Song, the lead single from her sophomore album, Heart On My Sleeve, has sold more than one million equivalent units and is now certified platinum. It first went gold in June 2021.
- DFMU, another track from Heart On My Sleeve, has hit the gold mark, making it the second song from the album to do so. The Mustard and J. Holt-produced track was simultaneously No. 1 on R&B radio and Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart last summer.
- Shot Clock and Whatchamacallit, lifted from Mai’s self-titled 2018 album, have been upped in certification level. The former track is now 2x multi-platinum, becoming the third most-certified song from Ella Mai. It follows behind the breakout hit Boo’d Up ( 7x multi-platinum) and Trip ( 5x multi-platinum ). Whatchamacallit, which features Chris Brown, advances to platinum status.
- Anymore, from Mai’s 2017 EP, Ready, also gained a gold certification.
These awards add to Mai’s impressive collection of RIAA plaques, which include a double-platinum one for her song Naked.
Mai has been busy promoting her second album, which was released in May 2022 and featured at No. 10 on Rated R&B’s 30 Best R&B Albums of 2022 list. She added three new tracks, including This Is, to the album earlier this year. The song is airing on urban and R&B radio and has reached No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart and R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
Last year, Mai went on tour with Mary J. Blige to promote their album, and this year she headlined her own tour. Mai, who appears on Kiana Lede’s new album Grudges, is nominated for Best International Act at the 2023 BET Awards. The ceremony airs live on Sunday, June 25, at 8 p.m. ET.
About Ella Mai
Ella Mai is a British singer and songwriter who rose to fame with her hit single Boo’d Up in 2018. She was discovered by DJ Mustard on Instagram and signed to his label 10 Summers Records. She released three EPs: Time, Change and Ready, before dropping her debut album Ella Mai in 2018. The album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. She won her first Grammy for Best R&B Song for Boo’d Up in 2019. She is known for her smooth vocals, catchy melodies and relatable lyrics that explore love, relationships and empowerment.