Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel yesterday showed off his latest accolade, a Gold Certification Plaque from the RIAA for his hit single, Fever.

As Kartel prepares for the upcoming release of his album Of Dons & Divas, which he believes will earn him his first Grammy, he took to Instagram on June 1 to share news of the arrival of the Gold Record.

He posted this caption on Instagram: “Just opened my Gmail to this #goldplaque,” before tagging a number of people, some of whom will appear on the upcoming album.

A Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) designation of Gold means at least 500,000 units have been sold. Fever received the certification earlier this year in February, but it appears that the actual award was sent to a Kartel representative recently, and he received pictures of it via email yesterday.

Fever, which was produced by Linton “TJ” White, was released by the incarcerated deejay in June 2016 on his King Of The Dancehall Album.

The song has been viewed over 43 million times on YouTube, and it peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Charts upon its release back in 2016.

Vybz Kartel joins an elite rank of dancehall artistes who have achieved this goal. Sean Paul, Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, Kranium, and Mad Cobra are probably the most recognized names on that list.

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-Dancehall Mag