On this day in 2012, Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee” was Certified Double-Platinum by the RIAA. Shelton debuted the song at the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3rd, 2011. The song was released immediately after the telecast and was the first single from his sixth studio album Red River Blue. The song hit #1 on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart. It was Shelton’s ninth number one single.
Later in 2012, “Honey Bee” received a Nomination in 54th Grammy Awards for Best Country Solo Performance, but lost to Taylor Swift’s “Mean”.
The song has since been Certified 3x Platinum.