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#GJNews: Wizkid’s (@wizkidayo) ‘Come Closer’ Goes Silver In The UK, Gold In Canada

Starboy Wizkid has earned a SILVER certification in the UK and GOLD in Canada for his single ‘Come Closer’ featuring Drake.

According to the BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Limited, the association responsible for presenting sales awards in the UK, Wizkid has crossed the Silver award mark. What this means is that, Wizkid has sold over 200,000 song equivalents in the UK.
The song has also gone Gold which means, it has sold over 40,000 copies granting him certification in Canada by Music Canada (formerly Canadian Recording Industry Association), a Toronto-based, non-profit trade organization to represent the interests of companies that record, manufacture, produce, promote and distribute music in Canada; also offers benefits to some of Canada’s leading independent record labels and distributors.
The song ‘Come Closer’ was released as the third single from Wizkid’s third studio album, ”Sounds from the Other Side”. Described as an EP by the singer, the album contains songs that were recorded between 2014 and 2017.
It was released on July 14, 2017, by Starboy Entertainment, RCA Records and Sony Music International. Primarily a Caribbean-influenced record, ”SFTOS” encompasses several other genres, including Afrobeat, EDM, R&B and house.
The album features guest appearances from Drake, Major Lazer, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Efya, Bucie and Trey Songz. Its production was handled by Sarz, Del’B, Spellz, Dre Skull, DJ Mustard, Major Lazer and the Picard Brothers.
The single peaked at number 58 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Wizkid’s first charting single as a lead artist. The single also peaked at number 54 on the Canadian Hot 100.
The song was recorded in early 2016 at the same time as Wizkid and Drake’s other collaborative single, ‘One Dance’ (2016), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 as well as the UK Singles Chart and the Canadian Hot 100.
Wizkid recently headlined the 2017 ”Felabration” in Lagos, Nigeria, where he gave a stunning performance.