Childish Gambino’s This Is America
Childish Gambino’s This Is America keeps coming over as a streaming hit. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), This Is America has been certified Platinum, recognizing 1 million equivalent song units earned in the U.S.
One equivalent song unit, as recognized by the RIAA, is equal to: one digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams.
The RIAA changed its Gold & Platinum Awards Program on Feb. 1, 2016, growing from a strictly sales certification process to one that includes tracks and streams.
Since then, the track has been streamed over 147 million times, with its much-applauded video topping it at over 216 million streams.