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Chief Keef just scored his 4th platinum hit

A photo of rapper Chief Keef wearing an OVO hat and red Chicago Bulls jacket.
Chief Keef. (Instagram/chieffkeeffsossa)

Chief Keef has just scored the fourth platinum hit of his career.

On Friday, Keef's 2014 smash "Faneto" was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The certification means the song, which features on Keef's "Back from the Dead 2" mixtape, has now sold more than 1 million units.

Keef's “I Don’t Like,” “Love Sosa,” and “Hate Bein’ Sober” have all previously secured the same accomplishment.

Though not an immediate hit, "Faneto" enjoyed viral success the year after its release, eventually racking up over 60 million views on YouTube.

In 2015, Drake covered "Faneto" at one of his shows in Chicago, before Jay-Z referenced the track on his 2018 hit with Beyoncé, "APESHIT."

In an interview with Complex back in 2019, Keef recalled how "Faneto" came together.

“I had a room locked out for a couple weeks,” he said. “I was bringing my computer there every day, making beats and rapping over each beat I was making. One of them ended up being ‘Faneto.’"

"The beat felt strong, so that’s the kind of song I wanted to have: It just sounded like a young, successful man," he added.


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