Temilade Openiyi, simply called Tems on a professional basis has added yet another Platinum plaque to her collection as the third track off her debut EP (“For Broken Ears”)—Free Mind, has successfully sold a striking One Million (1,000,000) units in the United States of America (USA). This is Tems’ third Platinum song!
Free Mind is Tems’ first solo Platinum song but third overall following her features on “Essence” and “WAIT FOR U”. It was released in 2020 but did not gain prominence overseas until early this year after Future sampled her chorus on “Higher” from the same EP; this led to new listeners gravitating to her sound and discovering the hidden gem that the song Free Mind is.
In its journey to receiving a Platinum certification, Free Mind debuted at No. 90 on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 46 (this week) while going atop the Billboard Afrobeats Chart. This also makes Tems the first African female (lead) artiste to receive Platinum recognition in the States.
Free Mind is produced by Tems and Omeiza. It is a song about seeking inner peace and solemnity despite the daily living struggles she has to deal with. Refresh your memory by listening to Free Mind.: