The Jamaican, who also entered the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart on Wednesday evening, told The STAR, that his next move is to achieve Platinum status in the US with the dance remix of the single.
"I appreciate the Gold. It's a great feeling to have my foot in the door. Here comes the Platinum," he told The STAR.
Cheerleader currently sits at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ahead of several US-based artistes. It is also number one on the iTunes chart.
OMI's recent achievement makes him the first Jamaican singer in three years to be certified Gold in the US market. The last time this happened was with Gyptian's Hold Yuh in 2013.
While he targets the Platinum status in the US, OMI already reached this milestone in the United Kingdom, while he was triple Platinum in Austria, five times Platinum in Sweden and Platinum in Italy.
For the US market, Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold, while Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold. Outside of the US, certification measurements based on numbers, are significantly lower. Still, reggae and dancehall artistes rarely achieve certifications even in those lesser markets.
Meanwhile, Cheerleader has been in a ding-dong battle with Wiz Khalifa's See You Again for the number one spot on several Billboard charts since April. This achievement, OMI says, is humbling, while also giving credit to Clifton 'Specialist' Dillon, who introduced him to the music industry.
Other Jamaican musicians have also sold decent units in recent times. Rvssian certified Platinum in 2014 for his work on reggaeton single Passion Whine that was done by Puerto Rican artiste Farruko and features Sean Paul. Busy Signal was also certified Platinum in Denmark in 2013 forBumaye.
CREDIT JAMAICA STAR