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Dr. Dre's "Compton" & The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" Go Gold
Album sales don't move as fast as they used to, but the biggest releases do manage to hit gold within a year, with a very select few making it to platinum status.
Drake's "All Me" Goes Gold [Update: "Hold On, We're Going Home" 2x Platinum]
Drake is no stranger to the plaques at this point. His album is Platinum went platinum only a few weeks after release, and its first two singles, "Started From The Bottom," and "Hold On We're Going Home" have each gone double platinum.
Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" First Week Sales Are In
Drake's Nothing Was The Same has met expectations, and debuted at number one on the Billboard charts this week. The album has sold 658,179 units, which is just slightly more than Drizzy's last project, Take Care, moved in its first week.
T.I.'s "Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head" Album Goes Gold
After dropping last December, T.I.'s Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head album has been certified gold, selling 500K copies to date. The album was lead by the Lil Wayne-assisted lead single "Ball", and the moderately successful "Hello", which features Cee-Lo Gr
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" Goes Gold [Update: Album Goes Platinum]
We're not sure if we can still call Macklemore and Ryan Lewis underground anymore-- the duo have now not only gone 5x platinum with their lead single "Thrift Shop" but the album it's off, The Heist, has gone gold as well.
Trinidad James "Exclusive Interview During Under The Influence Tour" Video
Trinidad James talks about his growth while on tour as an artist and as a person. He also talks about how he wants people to judge him based on his music.
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Drop 750k On Gold Toilets
Kanye West may have taken a "minimalist" approach to his new album Yeezus, but the term does not apply to his $11 million dollar home with Kim Kardashian.
Birdman Gives Ace Hood & Future Gold Plaques For "Bugatti" & Lil Wayne's "IANAHB2" Goes Gold
In the news of things going gold, both Lil Wayne and Ace Hood hit the 500,000 mark in sales recently.
The Weeknd's "Trilogy" Goes Gold [Update: Certified Platinum]
The Weeknd's debut major label release has already been certified gold, since being released on November 13th, 2012. The young Toronto r'n'b singer saw early success with his mixtape series, and soon turned the tapes into a whole project released as Trilogy.
RIAA Now Includes Audio & Video Song Streams In Gold & Platinum Certification
As the music industry continues to adjust to the age of the Internet, The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced a new change in their certification of Gold and Platinum awards.
Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" Hits Certified Gold
Obviously Frank Ocean has been in the news a lot this week, due to his “skirmish” with Chris Brown and company. After tweeting about it, the