Canada-based rapper Kardinal Offishall, who’s of Jamaican parentage and who is understood for his distinctive reggae and dancehall influenced type of hip-hop, earned a gold certification from the British Phonographic Trade final Friday.
The certification commemorated 400,000 in streaming and gross sales for his 2008 hit single ‘Harmful’ that includes Akon.
Harmful, the fourth single from Kardinall’s album Not 4 Gross sales was a success in the US and Europe. It peaked at quantity 16 in the UK, quantity 5 on the Billboard Sizzling 100, primary on the Billboard Rhythmic Prime 40, quantity 50 on Sizzling R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and quantity two in Canada. It additionally charted in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Czec Republic, France, Germany, Finland, Poland, Romania and Sweden.
The only was beforehand licensed 3x platinum in 2010 by The Canadian Recording Trade Affiliation (now often known as Music Canada).
The video for ‘Harmful’ featured cameo appearances by DJ Khaled in addition to members of the Jamaican sound system Black Chiney. The video was shot on location in Miami and directed by Gil Inexperienced. Inexperienced has directed music movies for a number of Jamaicans together with Sean Paul and Elephant Man. Certainly one of his iconic works is Sizzla’s Thank You Mama video.
Harmful received the JUNO Award (Canada’s equal to the Grammy) in 2009 for Single of the 12 months.