Teyana Taylor continues to make her mark in the music industry, achieving her third Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) award this year. Her 2020 single “Wake Up Love,” which features her husband and former basketball player Iman Shumpert, has recently received gold certification, signifying sales of over 500,000 equivalent units.
This accomplishment swiftly follows less than a month after Taylor was presented with a gold plaque for her track “Rose In Harlem.” The song is a highlight from Taylor’s sophomore album, Keep That Same Energy (K.T.S.E.).
Taylor’s successful year began in January with the certified release of the remix of “Gonna Love Me,” featuring Wu-Tang Clan. The original version of the track achieved platinum status in January 2021, marking it as her best-selling release to date.
Revisiting “Wake Up Love,” a spirited composition that finds its home on the album The Album released in 2020, the song stands as the fifth track from Taylor’s third album.
The official music video for “Wake Up Love,” directed by Taylor herself, has garnered over 18.5 million views on YouTube. On Spotify, the song, produced by Cardiak, Swiff D, and Mally Mall, boasts over 42 million streams.
The Album stands as Taylor’s third full-length project, released three years ago. While music may have taken a back seat to her other pursuits, Taylor remains deeply involved behind the scenes through her full-service production company, The Aunties. Notably, she serves as the creative director for several artists, including Summer Walker, Latto, and most recently, Lil Baby.
Beyond her musical endeavors, Taylor has earned acclaim for her performance in the motherhood drama “A Thousand and One,” directed by A.V. Rockwell. This film is now accessible on select streaming platforms, garnering positive reviews.
In the upcoming weeks, Taylor is poised to perform as a special guest at the rescheduled Sol Blume Festival in Sacramento, California. The festival features headline performances by Brent Faiyaz and Kehlani, offering a vibrant live experience for fans.