Brett Young can add a feather to his cap and some coin to his pockets. His sophomore single, “In Case You Didn’t Know,” has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of 1 million units. Brett is the only country artist to reach the milestone with a song released in 2017.
Co-written by Brett, Tyler Reeve, Kyle Schlienger and Trent Tomlinson, the single is currently No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
“You know, when it was done being written, I think we all looked at each other and went, ‘I think that’s a wedding song,’” said Brett to Nash Country Daily. “In the process of writing the song, it was more about wanting to write something that everybody could relate to. In a way, I think men are really bad at saying ‘I love you.’ It’s strange because women need to hear it all the time. We were just talking about how, as a guy, you’ve got to remind yourself to say it. Even if you feel like you’re saying it too much, maybe it comes out like, ‘Hey, you know I love you, right?’ or, ‘Hey, in case you didn’t know, I love you.’ I think we just wanted to keep it really simple and down the middle so that everybody that listened to the song could make it their story. In the process, we accidentally stumbled on a wedding song.”
Brett joins artists Ed Sheeran, Future, The Chainsmokers and Katy Perry with platinum certifications for new songs in 2017.
Watch Brett’s video for “In Case You Didn’t Know” below.