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.
Back in October, many industry insiders were surprised by the early sales estimates for T.I.'s most recent album, Paperwork. After a day of sales, forecasts had the album selling roughly 70,000 units in its opening week.
Its good to be YG right about now. Having recently launched his single "My Nigga" to phenomenal success and, as of now, platinum success, the song serves as a lead single from his upcoming album "My Krazy Life", which should drop this March.
You may remember when Kendrick was preemptively awarded a platinum plaque for good kid, m.A.A.d city back in June. At that point one million copies of the album had been shipped, but it was not until this week that the record's sales finally hit 7 figures.