Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’ Reaches Certified Gold Status


(AllHipHop News) Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover has another RIAA plaque to hang on his wall.

Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” joins 2013’s Because the Internet as the second Gold-certified album in his discography.

Because the Internet took over two years to reach that status, but “Awaken, My Love!” achieved the feat in six months.

The Atlanta native’s latest LP hosts the platinum song “Redbone” which has over 85 million plays on YouTube.

“Awaken, My Love!” could be the final Childish Gambino album.

“Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at Atlanta as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn’t be punk anymore,” he said in June. “As much as ‘Redbone’ is a punk song because it’s a gospel song that’s on the radio, I’m like there’s only so far you can go before you just are the radio.”

Even if Gambino is done, Donald Glover’s award-winning acting career continues to flourish with upcoming roles in Spider-Man: HomecomingThe Lion King, and the Han Solo Star Wars movie.