Byron Messia’s Hit ‘Talibans’ Earns Gold Certification in the UK

Byron Messia’s song “Talibans” has achieved gold status in the United Kingdom, 13 months after it was released. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced on February 23 that the song sold over 400,000 units, earning it a Brit Certified Gold Award. Before this, it was certified Silver in August 2023 for selling more than 200,000 units.

The song, which was released on January 20, 2023, is part of Byron Messia’s album “No Love.” This album has done well, spending 32 weeks on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart and reaching number 3 at its peak.

A remix of “Talibans,” called “Talibans II,” came out on July 21, 2023. It features Burna Boy and was included in his album “I Told Them…” The remix helped the song gain even more popularity, entering the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and reaching number 3 on the US Afrobeats Songs chart.

In the UK, the song also performed well, peaking at number 12 on the UK Singles chart. In Canada, it reached number 53 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 chart and was certified Gold, marking 40,000 units sold.

The success of “Talibans” in different countries highlights its wide appeal. The collaboration with Burna Boy for the remix introduced the song to even more listeners, blending different musical styles. This song’s journey from its release to achieving gold status in multiple countries shows Byron Messia’s growing impact in the music industry, without overemphasizing his influence.