Rihanna’s reign received’t let up. Her Black Panther: Wakanda Without end single, “Raise Me Up,” has been licensed platinum within the U.S. by the RIAA, reaching over a million equal single gross sales.
It marks Rihanna’s second RIAA award this month, following “Wanted Me” advancing to 9x multi-platinum. She earned a number of RIAA honors earlier this yr, primarily for songs from her acclaimed 2016 album ANTI.
“Raise Me Up,” a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who performed King T’Challa/Black Panther within the 2018 movie, seems on the Black Panther: Wakanda Without end soundtrack. It’s one among two songs Rihanna contributed to the sequel. She additionally turned in “Born Once more.”
Rihanna co-wrote “Raise Me Up” with Tems, Ludwig Göransson and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.
“After talking with Ryan and listening to his path for the movie and the music, I wished to put in writing one thing that portrays a heat embrace from all of the those who I’ve misplaced in my life,” mentioned Tems.
“I attempted to think about what it could really feel like if I might sing to them now and categorical how a lot I miss them. Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so listening to her convey this music is a good honor.”
Upon its launch, “Raise Me Up” debuted at No. 1 throughout the next Billboard charts: Scorching R&B Songs, R&B Streaming Songs, R&B Digital Tune Gross sales, Scorching R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs.
“Raise Me Up” additionally reached No. 2 on the Billboard Scorching 100 chart, tallying Rihanna’s thirty second top-ten single on the favored singles chart.
In December 2022, “Raise Me Up” topped Billboard’s Grownup R&B Airplay chart, giving Rihanna her first No. 1 on the record. It remained atop for 4 weeks.
Extra success for the emotional ballad occurred. “Raise Me Up” was a part of the Finest Authentic Tune nomination pool on the eightieth Golden Globes and ninety fifth Oscars. They marked Rihanna’s first nods at each coveted award reveals.
She delivered a touching efficiency of “Raise Me Up” on the ninety fifth Oscars.
The official video for “Raise Me Up” received Excellent Music Video/Visible Album on the 54th NAACP Picture Awards.
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