The collaborative hit song Baby Boy by American Pop/R&B megastar Beyoncé and international superstar Sean Paul has earned platinum certification in the United States after 19 years since its debut. This milestone follows a gold certificate that Sean Paul and Alexis Jordan’s Got 2 Luv U earned in the United Kingdom last month.
Surpassing the sales and streaming equivalent of one million units in the US on Monday, the single was awarded the platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Baby Boy also earned the RIAA Platinum “Mastertone” title in June 2006, honouring one million purchased ringtones.
Baby Boy, produced by Scott Storch, was released on August 3, 2003, as the second song in Beyoncé’s Grammy Award-winning Dangerously in Love album. Baby Boy made another appearance on the reissue of Sean Paul’s Grammy Award-winning Dutty Rock album in 2003.
Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock album has earned double platinum (2X), and Beyoncé’s Dangerously in Love album has gone platinum 6X.
Meanwhile, the music video for Baby Boy on the streaming platform YouTube is on the verge of hitting 160 million views.