On Monday evening (January 23), Big Sean revealed that his latest single, "Bounce Back," has been certified Gold by the RIAA.
While Sean has previously stated he "doesn't give a fuck" about making radio songs, the Def Jam emcee has enjoyed a plethora of commercial success over the past six years. "Bounce Back" marks the 13th certification—six Gold singles, five Platinum singles and one Platinum album—of Sean's ten-year recording career and his first since "Play No Games" was also certified Gold in February of 2016.
Sean's Motown neighbor Royce da 5'9", who late last year called his rap brethren "pathetically underrated," was one of the first people to congratulate Sean after news of the certification broke on social media. "I think I know a thing or two about bouncing back," Royce tweeted. "Great fukin song ... Well deserved."
Released on October 31, "Bounce Back"—produced by Hitmaka, Smash David, Metro Boomin' and Amaire Johnson—is the lead single from Sean's fourth studio album I Decided., which will be released next Friday, February 3. The single rose one spot this week on the Billboard Hot 100, creeping up to No. 15 in its 11th week on the chart, and over the past five weeks, the video has produced nearly 30 million views on YouTube.