Simple Plan
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The debut single of Simple Plan, "I'm Just A Kid," is now a certified platinum record, thanks to the viral mobile app, TikTok. The debut song of the band was released in 2002. It is currently widely used as one of the trending songs on the social media site.

Platinum status is given to a record or album once it reaches one million sold copies. One hundred fifty streams are equivalent to one unit sold. "I'm Just A Kid" was certified on May 26, 2020, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The debut single comes from Simple Plan's debut album "No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls" released on February 19, 2002. The LP ranked its highest at No. 35 on January 17, 2004, on Billboard 200 albums chart. It remained on the board for 69 weeks. Relive the music video of the single now -
TikTokers picked up the song as background music where family members or friends re-create their childhood photos and compare them with the original pose in the most creative and fun way. There are currently over 3 million videos uploaded and shared on the app that took on the challenge.

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The cast of the film 2003 "Cheaper By The Dozen" uploaded their version, which further boosted the viral challenge's popularity. The family movie stars are Steve Martin, Alyson Stoner, Hillary Duff, and Piper Perabo. "I'm Just A Kid" is one of the featured songs in the comedy film.

 See some of the fun reenacted videos here -

   @manchurektriplets Mom and her triplet boys ️ ##greenscreen  ##fyp  ♬ I'm Just a Kid - Simple Plan     

  Simple Plan did not want to be left behind and joined the bandwagon to show their support with the trend. After their single was officially certified platinum, the band thanked the TikTokers, who turned it into a viral phenomenon and further wrote, "gave our little song a second life over the last few months."

 
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   If you’re not following us on @tiktok , this is the kind of content you’re missing out on. ‍️ Official TikTok: @simpleplan A few days ago, « I’m Just A Kid », a song that was released more than 18 years ago, was officially certified Platinum in the USA. This is absolutely insane and incredibly special to us. Thank you to everyone who turned it into a viral phenomenon and gave our little song a second life over the last few months. We are so grateful. Whether you’ve discovered us last week on TikTok or 18 years ago when our first album came out, we’re so happy that you’re choosing to spend time listening to our music. Thank you all for supporting us. We can’t wait for you to hear our new songs. ️ #imjustakid #tiktok A post shared by  Simple Plan (@simpleplan) on May 28, 2020 at 10:26am PDT

Simple Plan is a Canadian pop-punk rock band that began its advent in 1999. They have released five studio LPs and two live albums. The band members are lead vocalist Pierre Bouvier, drummer Chuck Comeau, lead guitarist Jeff Stinco, guitarist Sébastien Lefebvre, and bass guitarist David Desrosiers.

The TikTok trend

TikTok is a short-form mobile video sharing platform that stormed the world with dance challenges, lip-synced songs or dialogues, and comical skits. The popular app was known before as musical.ly.

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The app became even more thriving during the mandatory lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. People staying at home, whether alone or with family or friends, used it tremendously to beat boredom. Celebrities are at the forefront of uploading their share of TikTok dance or challenge.

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As reported, TikTok was downloaded for more than two billion times worldwide. At the end of April 2020, there had been 315 million downloads on the app.