It seems as though the seventh time was the charm for R&B artist Tyrese Gibson, as his latest solo album, Black Rose, bagged the highest spot in U.S. Billboard’s list of the top 200 albums and top R&B/hip-hop albums. Upon its debut in mid-July, the album snagged the number one position, making it the 36-year-old’s first time gaining that honor.
Gibson, who co-starred alongside the late Paul Walker in four of the Fast and Furious films, took to social media yesterday to share the great news and to thank his fans. In a short video on Instagram, Gibson revealed that he was pleasantly surprised on The Wendy Williams Show, where he was presented with a black and gold plaque of his album.
In a follow-up video, while lying in bed, he shared a closer look at the gift, which was engraved with praises from iTunes and Grammy bosses. He narrated Apple iTunes’ message, which read, “It’s a masterpiece and the world is confirming what all of us already knew.” Also featured was a snippet of the Grammy message: “Black Rose ranks among the strongest performances of his career.”
Obviously still elated, Gibson also added a photo of himself posing with his plaque, with one hand on his head, clearly in delighted disbelief. The post was captioned, “The best gift I’ve ever been blessed with in my life.” He also gave a hearty thank you to his fans, the “real supporters of SOUL MUSIC!!!!” Gibson went on to reveal that the album had crossed 250,000 in sales, along with describing his now-prized possession as his tall, gold beauty.
In a final picture, the model, actor, and singer is seen cozying up in bed, with a smile on his face and his plaque sitting above him, and the caption reads, “#PlatinumGrammyDreams Goodnight Love Angels…” (“Love Angles is his fond nickname for his fans.)
Tyrese Gibson’s Instagram page, accessed September 25, 2015.