Jamaican producer Tarik ‘Rvssian’ Johnston has earned a platinum plaque for his work on the reggaeton track Passion Whine, which was recorded by Puerto Rican artiste Farruko and features Sean Paul. The track which was released in March afforded the producer his very first platinum certification

The certification, issued by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which monitors record sales in the United States, was received by Johnston on Tuesday.

“I feel good about this accomplish-ment, especially that I’m from Jamaica. Having a Jamaican producer and artiste on a platinum-certified single is a good look. Big up to Sean Paul for believing in it,” the 24-year-old told the Jamaica Observer.

Passion Whine has sold over a million copies in America. It reached number 10 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs; number 11 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay; and number five on Billboard’s Tropical Salsa charts.

In recent times, Johnston has collaborated with several overseas acts including reggaeton artistes Daddy Yankee and J Balvin, and New York-based rapper Chinx. His latest productions include Shut Up and Love by Konshens, Vybz Kartel’s New Jordans and the Tweety Bird riddim which features J Capri, QQ, Bugle and Chris Martin.