Jhené Aiko has once again achieved recognition from the Recording Association of America (RIAA). Her 2017 track “New Balance” has recently been certified gold, surpassing 500,000 equivalent units sold.
The soulful tune, featured in Aiko’s sophomore album Trip, holds a unique backstory. Aiko revealed that she began writing the song when she had a crush on a boy, but as her feelings changed, she couldn’t complete it. However, when she found love again, the inspiration returned, leading her to passionately convey her emotions through the track’s verses.
“New Balance” has garnered an impressive 30 million streams on Spotify, solidifying its popularity among listeners. Notably, it becomes the sixth song from Aiko’s platinum-selling album Trip to receive an RIAA award.
Here’s a breakdown of the previous certifications earned from the album:
- “Moments” (gold, 500,000 units sold)
- “Never Call Me” (platinum, 1 million units sold)
- “Sativa” feat. Swae Lee (5x multi-platinum, 5 million units sold)
- “While We’re Young” (3x multi-platinum, 3 million units sold)
- “When We Love” (gold, 500,000 units sold)
- “New Balance” (gold, 500,000 units sold)
Throughout this year, Jhené Aiko has been consistently adding new RIAA awards to her list of achievements. Notably, she received certifications for tracks like “Lyin King,” “None of Your Concern” featuring Big Sean, and “Above and Beyond,” among others.
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Besides earning accolades, Aiko has also been treating her fans to new music. In March, she released “calm & patient,” followed by “alive & well (gratitude mantra)” in May. Both tunes were intentionally crafted to offer a sense of healing and serenity to her listeners.
For those who haven’t yet experienced the magic of “New Balance,” you can stream it below and immerse yourself in Aiko’s soulful melodies.