CHILDISH GAMBINO USED THE REDBONE MEME, THIS IS HISTORY pic.twitter.com/HYrJaJIBzv
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For the third time in his career Childish Gambino has had a single go platinum, with “Redbone” going double. In addition, it is ‘Bino’s first ever double platinum single.
“Redbone” has gained immense popularity through its use as both a popular internet meme, and in the critically acclaimed movie Get Out. Gambino, also known as comedian/writer/actor Donald Glover, recently referenced the internet meme on stage in a performance last month.
Previously Gambino has seen his 2011 single “Heartbeat” and 2013 single “3005” hit platinum status. Earlier this month, his 2016 album Awaken My Love! was certified gold. Clearly, Gambino is on an unprecedented ride of success. He is due to star in an as-yet-untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie next year, and in the forthcoming live action Lion King remake. He has also garnered an Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy in his hit FX show Atlanta.
Gambino also had a critical, if minor, role in the hit Marvel movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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