Childish Gambino's "Redbone" Goes Double Platinum
Considering that “Redbone” was released towards the end of 2016, but continues to gain plays says a lot about the rise of Donald Glover’s career as an all-round entertainer. After being certified gold in February and certified platinum in May, Glover’s career is clearly on the right track after the RIAA recently announced that “Redbone” is now certified double platinum.
“Redbone” was the second single from Childish Gambino’s (Glover’s musical moniker) latest album “Awaken, My Love!”, which debuted at No. 1 and received a gold certification in June making it his second album to do so, first being Because The Internet.
The single peaked at No. 14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts and has spent 31 weeks there, partly thanks to the success of his show Atlanta (all episodes can be streamed here: http://www.fxnetworks.com/region-fx) which saw him win two awards at the 2017 Golden Globes, and being included on the score for one of the most successful films of 2017, so far, Get Out.
However, in June Glover announced that his next album would be his last, after stating that he had eclipsed the punk aesthetic his musical career was based on with “Redbone” and was heading into Pop, he told the Huffington Post: “Like I feel like there’s gotta be a reason to do things and I always had a reason to be punk,” he continued. “Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at ‘Atlanta’ as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn’t be punk anymore. As much as ‘Redbone’ is a punk song because it’s a gospel song that’s on the radio, I’m like there’s only so far you can go before you just are the radio.”
You can also catch Glover in the latest Spider-Man reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming.