Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul,” the lead single from her album Renaissance, has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); it has sold one million equivalent units since its summer release.
It’s the first track from Beyoncé’s seventh album to obtain an RIAA award.
“Break My Soul” was initially certified gold in August for amassing over 500,000 equivalent units since its summer release.
Beyoncé celebrated her latest RIAA certification by releasing an appreciation visual aptly dubbed “Hive Certified,” featuring fans of all ages dancing and sharing reactions to the song.
“Thank you so much for all the love and for releasing the wiggle,” wrote in the video’s description on YouTube.
Released June 20, “Break My Soul” served as the first taste of Renaissance. She co-wrote and co-produced the liberating anthem with The-Dream and Tricky Stewart.
Shortly after Renaissance dropped on July 29, Beyoncé shared several alternative versions of “Break My Soul,” one of which was remixed by Chicago house DJ Terry Hunter; that variation has been nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 65th Grammy Awards.
“I was obviously honored to get the chance to remix #BreakMySoul. The love and support that’s been shown so far is overwhelming. I cant thank @Beyonce and her team enough for trusting me with this project. I look forward to seeing everyone on the dance floor,” Hunter wrote on Instagram.
Beyoncé also shared a final version titled The Queens Remix. Global icon Madonna guests.
Afterward, “Break My Soul” peaked at No. 1 on multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100 and Adult R&B Airplay charts. It became her eighth leader on the main singles chart and second on the latter list.
“Break My Soul” won Song of the Year at the 2022 Soul Train Awards. It was nominated for Favorite R&B Song at the 2022 American Music Awards and Song of the Summer at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
More awards could be on the horizon for “Break My Soul.” It’s up for the following three awards at the 2023 Grammys: Record of the Year; Song of the Year; and Best Dance/Electronic Recording.
Beyoncé is nominated for six other trophies, including Album of the Year and Best Dance/Electronic Album for Renaissance. She ties with JAY-Z as the most-nominated artist in Grammy history, with 88 each.
Stream Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul” below.