Wayne Wonder's No Letting Go certified gold in the US
Wayne Wonder

Wayne Wonder is in high spirits having learnt that his 2002 hit single No Letting Go has been certified gold in the United States.

The certification commemorating sales exceeding 500,000 units was issued Wednesday by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

"The feeling is amazing. The song came from a genuine place in my heart," Wonder disclosed in an interview with OBSERVER ONLINE.

No Letting Go is featured on the popular Diwali rhythm by producer Steven 'Lenky' Marsden. It was released in Jamaica in 2002 while its international release was in January 2003.

Randy Chin, President, VP Music Group, congratulated Wonder and Marsden on the feat.

“Congratulations to Wayne Wonder and Steven 'Lenky' Marsden on receiving their RIAA certification. No Letting Go is a hit record that is timeless,” he said.

The song was also featured on Wayne's 2003 Grammy-nominated album No Holding Back (VP/Atlantic Records).

No Letting Go peaked at number three in the United Kingdom, number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 8 on US Rhythmic, number seven on Rap Singles and number 14 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.

Internationally, the song hit paydirt on charts in Switzerland, Sweden, Scotland, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria and Australia.

It was certified gold in the United Kingdom in November 2020.

KEVIN JACKSON , Observer writer

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