Jamaican producer Mario “Dunw3ll” Dunwell has received his gold certification plaque from the RIAA for Vybz Kartel’s hit single, Fever.
Dunwell is credited as co-author of the track, alongside Kartel and the track’s producer Linton “TJ” White.
He showed his achievement in an Instagram post yesterday.
“Rough year, but we grateful everyday #gold,” he captioned.
He also included a video of him unwrapping the plaque.
“Special thing come in the mail today, I’m excited,” he said as he retrieved it from the trunk of a car. “Years worth of hard work and a complete honour to hold this in my hand right now.”
A Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) gold certification means a record has sold at least 500,000 units. Fever, featured on Kartel’s 2016 album King of the Dancehall, earned its gold certification earlier this year in February. Kartel received his plaque from the RIAA in June which he showed off on his social media.
The song has been viewed more than 47 million times on YouTube, and peaked at number two on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart when it premiered four years ago.
Congratulations have been pouring in for Dunwell who has worked as a producer on other songs with Kartel like Do Di Maths and Bicycle Ride.
“Yes bredda, proud a you Dunwell,” said deejay Quada.
“Congrats fam well deserved,” said producer Jordan Chimey said.
“Congrats my g,” added Ding Dong.
“Blessings Mi Fam! #Undeniable,” said singer Jesse Royal.
Producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor added, “Gold Gadd. Congrats!”
Dunwell started his musical journey in 2011 with the launch of his production label and debuted with the Soulmate rhythm. He has followed up with other releases including Puppy Tail by Demarco, Pon Mi by Shenseea, U Mi Luv by Jahmiel and Leader by Masicka and Dexta Daps.