Tweet’s Iconic “Oops (Oh My)” Earns Gold Certification from RIAA, Celebrated by Missy Elliott


In a triumphant moment for R&B singer Tweet, her debut single “Oops (Oh My),” featuring Missy Elliott, has secured gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This achievement marks Tweet’s second RIAA award, affirming the song’s impact and enduring popularity.

Released in 2002 as the lead single from Tweet’s debut album, Southern Hummingbird, the Timbaland-produced track has surpassed 500,000 equivalent units in sales. With 68 million Spotify streams, it stands as Tweet’s most-streamed song on the platform.

To commemorate this milestone, Missy Elliott surprised Tweet on stage during a recent performance, presenting her with the official gold plaque. Overwhelmed with gratitude, Tweet took to Instagram to express her appreciation: “To my sis @missymisdemeanorelliott, you believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself!!! This moment will forever be one of the best in my entire life!!!! Love you dearly.”

“Oops (Oh My)” played a pivotal role in Tweet’s debut album’s success. Southern Hummingbird, released in April 2002 via Elektra Records, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and achieved gold certification by the end of that month.

While fans initially speculated about the song’s theme, believing it to be an ode to masturbation, Missy Elliott clarified in 2021 that the track revolves around self-love and appreciation for dark skin. Elliott shared on social media, “It was the listeners that thought it was about sex & just ran with it… & we just let the consumers mind create what they wanted.”

Earlier this year, Tweet paid tribute to Missy Elliott at the Black Music Honors, where the acclaimed artist received the Music Innovator Icon award. Tweet, who collaborated with Charlie Bereal for a reimagined version of Curtis Mayfield’s “The Makings of You” in February, continues to be recognized for her contributions to the music industry.

Revel in the nostalgia and listen to Tweet’s timeless hit “Oops (Oh My)” below.