Desiigner is still flourishing. It has now been confirmed that his hit single “Panda” is platinum.
The Recording Industry Association of America [RIAA] confirmed that the single achieved platinum status on May 3. The Brooklyn teenager shared the news via his Instagram page earlier today.
Representatives for the song’s producer, Menace, have also confirmed. The song has grown in folk lore after it was reported that Menace originally sold Desiigner the beat for $200 from off the internet. The beat is still on Youtube described as an “Ace Hood/Meek Mill/Wale type beat.”
Desiigner’s debut single made history in April when it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. As a result he became the youngest artist to top the chart since Chris Brown did it back in 2007. And he is the first first rapper to sit atop the Hot 100 with a debut chart entry since Iggy Azalea did it with “Fancy.” A solo male rapper hasn’t earned the No. 1 distinction with their first single since Wiz Khalifa’s “Black And Yellow.”
The song is currently approaching 100 million views on Youtube and an official music video has yet to be released.