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Childish Gambino “Redbone” Double Platinum in Canada


 Awaken, My Love! Standard Vinyl Out November 10

28 September 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Two-time Grammy nominee Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” is officially certified double platinum in Canada.  The lead single off of Gambino’s gold certified album Awaken, My Love! is being played across seven North American radio formats and has reached over 2 billion in total radio audience. The track, which has become a cultural phenomenon and was named one of Spotify’s top #10 songs of the summer. With new single “Terrified” launching, “Awaken, My Love!" continues to be one of 2017's most seminal records. 

Beginning with the Virtual Reality performance, PHAROS in 2016, Gambino has performed a handful of draw-dropping sets over the course of the year, including a headline slot at Governors Ball and more recently at Radio City as part of Dave Chappelle’s August residency.  Consistent with each Childish Gambino album, Awaken, My Love! pushed creative boundaries with its music and imagery. The Limited Edition Virtual Reality Vinyl was the first of its kind and created a unique opportunity for fans to enter into the world of Childish Gambino. Now, for the first time, a standard Awaken, My Love! vinyl will be made available for fans on November 10, 2017 via Glassnote Records / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.

 “[Redbone] This one will end up on an array of best-of lists for many years to come and it's got the bragging rights of being the official musical torchbearer for one of the most potent phrases of our age: stay woke.”  Billboard

“[Redbone] Among Donald Glover’s many 2017 wins was his first proper hit song, which he landed by making Redbone sound like nothing else on pop radio right now…” – USA Today

“Donald Glover's Pop Culture Domination Is Unprecedented” Complex

“[”Awaken, My Love!”], a carefully crafted tribute to Funkadelic and other sounds of the 1970s, has been admired by both fans and music critics.”  – Fast Company, 100 Most Creative People in Business 2017

“He embodies his generation’s belief that people can be whatever they want…” – Tina Fey, Time 100 Most Influential People 2017

""Awaken, My Love!" is an album of '70s throwback sounds that feels thrillingly alive." - NPR

“"The album startles with its audacious approach and superior quality." - The Wall Street Journal

“[Awaken, My Love!] is an ode to the fantastical funk of the seventies… Heavy on distortion and on long, swirling tangents, the record recalls an ostentatious era of weirdness in pop music…”- The New Yorker

“The songs recognize, instead, that for all the changes in styles over the decades, other conditions persist — human needs and weaknesses, societal pressures — and that music still strives to face down the problems without stopping the party.”- The New York Times

“"Awaken, My Love!" is an enthralling trip into the land of funk.”- Rolling Stone