Dancehall/reggae artiste Busy Signal has been certified platinum for the first time courtesy of his infectious single Bumaye (Watch Out Fi Dis).
The song is produced by internationally acclaimed record producers Major Lazer, and was certified platinum by the International Federation of the Photographic Industry (IFPI) in Denmark.
Bumaye has garnered close to 50 million views on YouTube.com. The song was also recently featured in Pepsi’s current international ad campaign, which captures international football superstar Lionel Messi doing several football stunts with a Pepsi can.
Busy stated that he heard the news from radio station Irie FM.
“A just the blessings. I have been tremendously blessed, and I can’t deny it. In a time like this when even record labels are saying music is not selling as it used to, I’m extremely happy that Bumaye has been certified platinum.”
He continued, “I have to big up Major Lazer and Bunu, the engineer, but most importantly, mi haffi big up the whole a mi fans dem. Thanks for all the support because this achievement would not have been possible without all of you,” Busy Signal told THE STAR.
The artiste is set to embark on a short African tour as well as a tour of the French Caribbean islands soon.
Major Lazer also recruited Jamaican dancer Mystic Davis for a collaboration called Bubble Butt which also features Bruno Mars, Tyga and 2 Chainz. That effort has got over 20 million views on YouTube and peaked at No.56 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles. Mystic was also later featured in the music video for Bumaye.
‘A just the blessings. I have been tremendously blessed and I can’t deny it.’
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