Toosii has come a long way from his start as an opener for his South Coast Music Group labelmate DaBaby’s tour. Now, he’s celebrating his path to stardom on his 21st birthday weekend with a new gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In an Instagram photo shared on Sunday (January 10), SCMG CEO Arnold Taylor remarked on the two-year journey he shared with the “Red Lights” rapper while presenting Toosii with his inaugural gold plaque for 2020’s “Love Cycle” featuring Summer Walker.
“Congrats and Happy G Day at the same damn time,” Taylor wrote in the caption. “#LoveCycle gold already and you have exceeded your early goals. Keep applying that pressure lil bro, we going platinum next.”
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With Toosii’s first plaque, Toosii joins an elite list of artists to receive certifications from the RIAA within the first 10 days of 2021. In addition to Lil Nas X’s historic 14x-platinum certification, nine other Hip Hop and R&B acts went either gold or platinum.
In addition to “Love Cycle,” revisit all of the tracks to get certification below.
Toosii f. Sumer Walker — “Love Cycle” (Gold)
Following the release of his Platinum Heart album, Toosii teamed up with Summer Walker last August for “Love Cycle.”
Flo Milli — “In The Party” (Gold)
“In The Party” thrives on Alabama rapper Flo Milli’s Ho, Why Is You Here? album.
Pop Smoke f. Lil Tjay — “Mood Swings” (Multi-Platinum)
Late Canarsie rap star Pop Smoke received several multi-platinum certifications for tracks appearing on his Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moonalbum, including a double-platinum plaque for his Lil Tjay-assisted hit “Mood Swings” and a singular platinum certification for his record “The Woo” featuring 50 Cent and Roddy Ricch, among others.
Lil Tjay — “Hold On” (Platinum)
Lil Tjay is still riding the wave from his 2019 album True 2 Myself with the latest plaque for the album track “Hold On.”
DJ Khaled f. Meek Mill, J Balvin, Lil Baby & Jeremih — “You Stay” (Platinum)
DJ Khaled’s 2019 Father Of Asahd album tallied yet another plaque from the already platinum star-studded album.
DJ Khaled f. Drake — “Greece” (Platinum)
In the words of Khaled himself, “Anotha’ one.”
Future f. Nicki Minaj — “You Da Baddest” (Platinum)
Nearly four years after HNDRXX,Future’s second album to top the Billboard 200 chart in three months,TheWZRD rapper and Nicki Minaj’s “You Da Baddest” collab earned a platinum plaque.
Future f. Drake — “Life Is Good” (Multi-Platinum)
“Life Is Good” for Future and Drake, who collectively notched their 8x-platinum plaque for the 2020 hit record, which landed atop HipHopDX’s 2020 Hip Hop awards best collaboration category.
Lil Baby — “The Bigger Picture” (Platinum)
Lil Baby’s protest anthem “The Bigger Picture” earned a platinum plaque just six months after initially receiving its gold certification status.
Lil Nas X — “Holiday” (Gold)
In addition to his record-breaking monster multi-platinum certification for his mega-hit single “Old Town Road” Lil Nas X added another gold plaque to his collection and another for his recent single “Holiday.”