Diamond Platnumz becomes first African artist to go platinum

Diamond Platnumz

The bongo artist has made history by becoming the first African artist to get six time platinum sales on his single ‘Marry You’ featuring Ne-yo.

With over 17 million views on YouTube, the song that dropped eight months ago has left Diamond smiling all the way to the bank and he took to his social media to share the good news.

‘’Today have become the first African Artist Signed under Universal Music Group to get 6x Platinum Sales on My Single #MarryYou ft @Neyo..... on behalf of my team & @Neyo would like to thank all the fans & Media Around the world#MarryYouDN #MaryYou#AboyFromTandale (Leo nimekuwa msanii wa kwanza wa kiafrika alosainiwa Universal Music Group kufikisha Mauzo ya nyimbo yake Platinum Mara sita Mfululizo kupitia nyimbo ya #MarryYou nilomshirikisha @Neyo.... kwa niaba ya Team yangu na @neyo tungependa kuwashukuru Mashabiki na Media zote Ulimwenguni...) #ABoyFromTandale,’’ he posted.

Introduced in 1976, platinum certification stands for the sale of one million units, albums or singles with the gold certification redefined to mean sales of 500,000 units, album or single.

Diamond Platnumz with his plaque

Congratulatory messages have continued to pour in after he broke the big news yesterday. And among those who sent their messages was none other than Zari.

‘’Congrats babe @diamondplatnumz for becoming the first African Artist signed under Universal to hit Six times platinum sales on your #MarryYouft @Neyo Record! Am super Proud!’’ she posted.

Diamond was at the universal studios in South Africa where he was presented with the plaque.