‘Controlla’ by Drake certified 5x platinum in US
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‘Controlla’, a 2016 hit by rapper Drake was on Thursday certified 5x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The certification is for sales and streaming equivalent of 5 million units.

‘Controller’, which samples Beenie Man's 1995 chart-topping single ‘Tear off Mi Garment’, was produced by Jamaicans Matthew 'Boi 1-Da' Samuels, Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor and Dwayne 'Supa Dups' Chin-Quee.

Patrick Roberts, Moses Davis, engineer Donald 'Bassie' Dennis of Firehouse Crew and the late Gary Jackson and Andrew Thomas are also credited on the track as co-writers.

‘Controlla’, which was featured on Drake's fourth album Views, has been certified gold in France, Denmark, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand,, platinum in Portugal and Sweden, 2x platinum in Canada and the United Kingdom and 3x platinum in Australia.

The song charted globally, including number 18 in the UK, number five on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the US Rhythmic chart.

KEVIN JACKSON , Observer writer

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