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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.
Released 20 Years Ago, GZA's "Liquid Swords" Finally Goes Platinum
It took twenty years, but GZA's magnum opus Liquid Swords has finally gone platinum.
Jay Z Says TIDAL Reached 1 Million Subscribers, Announces Celebratory Event
TIDAL has received its fair share (if not more than) of backlash since it's inception back in March.
DMX's Son Is Selling His Platinum Plaques On eBay Without Permission
It seems like every time DMX is in the news it's about some new misfortune. Last we reported on him, in July, he was set to serve 6 months in jail.
Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" Goes Platinum
As if Drake really needs another ego boost, but his surprise mixtape-album If You're Reading This It's Too Late has officially gone platinum.