Men lie, women die, but numbers don’t right? Well, that’s the case for DJ Khaled’s latest hit single with Drake “For Free,” which just went platinum this afternoon by the RIAA.
More Ws for Drizzy. Considering the almost unholy amount of time that Drake held down the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, it's perhaps unsurprising that the album is already certified triple platinum, but even so, that's impressive.
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.
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.
Yesterday, Republic Records, the company primarily responsible for the distribution of Drake's new album, reported that VIEWS had sold the equivalent of 1.2 million copies in its first six days of availability.
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.
Bryson Tiller's debut album is doing numbers most artists dream of, especially considering he's an artist that didn't grow a fanbase with a slew of mixtapes first-- he grew organically through song releases on Soundcloud.
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
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.