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O.T. Genasis' "Cut It" Becomes His 2nd Platinum Single
O.T. Genasis has earned his second platinum plaque. His breakout hit, "CoCo," released in late 2014, was declared platinum in February of this year. The certification has now been awarded to "Cut It," released in September 2015.
J. Cole's "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Is Double Platinum...Still No Features
Time to update the memes. J. Cole's last album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, released in December 2014, has been certified double platinum by the RIAA. The album, of course, is still without any features.
Tupac's Handwritten Essay "Is Thug Life Dead?" Up For Auction
Every couple of months it seems we hear about unearthed Tupac memorabilia going up for auction.
Rick Ross' "Port of Miami" & Trey Songz' "Passion, Pain, & Pleasure" Certified Platinum
It took 10 years, but Rick Ross' debut album Port of Miami has finally been certified platinum by the RIAA.
Young Thug Earns First Platinum Single With "Best Friend"
By now, Young Thug has undeniably solidified his position within rap's top-tier. And he hasn't yet released his debut album, though some of his mixtapes have been put out for commercial release.
J. Cole, ScHoolboy Q & Rae Sremmurd Earn Platinum Singles & Albums
The internet has recently pointed out that one can not occupy the same space as a J.
Every Future Single That Went Gold Or Platinum
Future's DS2 was certified platinum at the end of May. It was his first solo album to be certified platinum, but not his first solo single. In the past fourteen months, a whopping ten Future singles have attained gold or platinum RIAA certification.
Every Rap And R&B Album That Sold 1 Million Units In A Week
Drake's VIEWS became the most recent album to achieve the rare feat of selling 1 million copies in one week, an accomplishment it shares with only 20 other albums (recorded by Neilsen Soundscan), and even fewer hip-hop releases.
"VIEWS" Is Reportedly Platinum; Drake Announces Physical & Streaming Release Dates
All the early reports suggested that Drake's new album, VIEWS, was expected to do huge numbers, and Republic Records, the label primarily responsible for the album's distribution, has now verified those predictions.
Old "Hotline Bling" Streams Count Towards Sales Numbers For Drake's "VIEWS"
The inclusion of "Hotline Bling" at the end of Drake's VIEWS may have ensured that the album will go platinum.
J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Future, Kid Ink Receive Gold & Platinum Certifications
The new streaming rules in regards to RIAA certifications have resulted in many albums being retroactively honored, and while we've already seen Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and more benefit from the change-up, the certifications are still rolling in.T
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Is Certified 30X Platinum
Released just over 33 years ago, Michael Jackson's sixth studio album, Thriller, has now been declared 30 times platinum in the U.S. That's 30 million records. On a worldwide scale, the album has sold over 100 million copies.