Prominent Jamaican producer, Tarik Johnston, more popularly known as Rvssian, has scored arguably the biggest achievement of his career after being certified platinum for the reggaeton single, Passion Whine, a song done by Puerto Rican artist, Farruko which features Grammy-winning deejay, Sean Paul.
Released in March, Passion Whine was given the certification earlier this week by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which monitors record sales in the United States, after selling over a million copies there. The song peaked at number 10 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, number 11 on Billboard’s Latin Pop Airplay chart and number five on Billboard’s Tropical Salsa charts.
Passion Whine is featured on Farruko’s album, Los Menores and was released via Universal Music Group.
Rvssian rose to prominence in 2008 after being discovered by Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel, producing his chart-topping hit, Life Sweet before later producing hits for him such as Straight Jeans and Fitted and Look Pon Wi. He has produced hits for other signature names such as Konshens, Ce’Cile, Tarrus Riley and Aidonia, among others.
Some of his current projects include Hole Digger by Konshens and J Capri as well as the Tweety Bird Riddim which features Christopher Martin, Bugle, QQ and others.