Sia and Sean Paul’s ‘Cheap Thrills’ is certified 8X Platinum by the RIAA – DancehallMag
Dancehall superstar Sean Paul and Australian singer-songwriter Sia won another accolade for their 2016 song Cheap feelings.
The single was certified 8x Platinum on Wednesday (January 12) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after reaching the sales and streaming equivalent of 8,000,000 units sold in the United States.
Produced by Greg Kurstin, Cheap feelings went from No. 3 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, knocking out Canadian rapper Drake’s A dance which featured WizKid and Kyla, and held the top spot for 10 weeks. The song, which was part of Sia’s seventh studio album, It is to act, was later nominated for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Award.
“It’s so great to see the success that Cheap feelings had and continues to have all over the world. It was a song that we really liked. Sean always wanted to do a song with Sia and we were really happy when she went to No. 1,” said Sean Paul’s manager, Steve “Urchin” Wilson. DancehallMag.
Cheap feelings was Sia’s first Billboard No. 1 song, and also marked Sean’s fourth song and his first chart in 10 years. The success of Cheap feelings gave Sia the distinction of becoming the first woman over 40 to top the Billboard Hot 100 since Madonna topped the Hot 100 with Music In 2000.
The song’s lyric video, released in February 2016, has over 1.6 billion views on YouTube.
Interestingly, it was originally written for Rihanna Anti album, including Diamonds, Sia had also co-written. However, it was rejected and Sia ended up recording it herself for herself. It is to act album that included songs she originally wrote for other superstars that were ultimately rejected, according to Billboard.
Cheap feelings isn’t Sia’s only song close to Diamond certification.
On January 12, 2022, Chandelier, from his sixth studio album 1000 forms of fear, was also certified 9X Platinum for sales exceeding 9,000,000 units in the United States.
Meanwhile, on Nov. 5, 2021, Sean Paul and Sia, who have yet to meet one-on-one, released visuals for their second collaboration. dynamite.
Wilson said they hoped to achieve the same success with the new single, which is set to appear on Sean Paul’s upcoming Island Records album dubbed hot day.
“We’re just happy to get the chance to do another song with her, which is Dynamite, which is out right now. So we’d love to see that replicate the success,” the manager said.
the Temperature deejay, today announced the release of two dynamite remixes.
One version features British rapper Miss Lafamilia, while the other sees a Nelsaan spin.
The official music video for the original racked up over 4.5 million views on YouTube in just over two months.