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Gyptian First Reggae Artiste To Sell Gold In Almost A Decade

Gyptian_gold_sold_hold_you.jpgVP Records is proud to announce that Gyptian's hit song "Hold You" has officially reached Goldstatus according to theRecording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The title-track smash off of Gyptian's Billboard Top 200 album is the first song from a Jamaican reggae artist to sell over 500,000 copies in almost a decade.

Gyptian is overjoyed. "Give thanks to everyone who bought my record. I am humbled by the support of my fans and hold this achievement close to my heart," he states.

This milestone places Gyptian among an elite class of Jamaican musicians, as the island has not seen an act earn Gold status on a single since Sean Paul and Damian Marley in 2005.

"This is a proud moment for VP Records and reggae music. We are still breaking records and developing acts," says Chris Chin, CEO of VP Records.

The timeless anthem, which is still bumping in cars, clubs and on radio to this day, dominated rhythmic radio in 2010, led to a remix from platinum rapper Nicki Minaj and earned Gyptian a Soul Train Award for Best Reggae Artist that same year. The track reached #31 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hop Hop Songs chart. In the UK"Hold You" climbed to #16 on the Singles chart and earned Gyptian a MOBO award.

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Comment by Roxanne on June 25, 2013 at 10:29am

Gyptian is one of my favorite artist... Congratulations and keep writing meaningful, classy music!

Comment by Big Woman on June 21, 2013 at 12:37am
Now, will Carribean music get the airplay and promotion that it so richly deserves?Artistically its beautiful, commercially viable so why does it seem so underground still in America outside of our communities?
Comment by Kevin Reynolds on June 18, 2013 at 1:04pm

The quality of the music is lacking creativity... due to the poor writing skills....

Comment by Ruff de Gehto Travler on June 17, 2013 at 9:32am

Shot!!!! Congrats !!!! Now start working on the JA producers so they can see where the real stats come from so they can stop making all this music that means nothing in the long run!!!!! there are to many riddims and some na even last two months !!!!! Lawd have mercy!!!

Comment by Ruff de Gehto Travler on June 17, 2013 at 9:16am

Congrats!!!!

Comment by harolda on June 16, 2013 at 11:47am
This record deserve platinum status not gold.

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