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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eminem's "Marshall Mathers LP 2" Goes Platinum, J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" Goes Gold
In a matter of just two weeks, Eminem's new album MMLP2 has already been certified platinum.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” Goes Platinum [Update: "Thrift Shop" Hits Double Platinum]
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" is now a certified platinum record, having sold approximately 1.1 million copies to date, sitting at No. 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. The video for the single currently has 42,582,973 views on YouTube.
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.
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.
Stream Beyoncé's New Album "BEYONCÉ: Platinum Edition"
Over the weekend Beyoncé shared the fun and DIY music video for one of her new records off the re-release of her self-titled album, "7/11," and today we've got the full album to stream via Spotify.
The Tortoise & The Hare: First Week vs. Longterm Sales
Slow and steady wins the race, or so they say. In an era of immediate consumption and instant gratification, we want something the second it becomes available, if not before.
Beyonce Announces Limited Edition Box Set To Arrive Later This Month
After rumors of a possible new Beyonce album circulated over the weekend, the singer has confirmed a limited edition box set for her self-titled Beyonce album.
Rich Homie Quan Receives Platinum Plaque For "My Niggas" (Vlog)
Rich Homie Quan is about to have a busy summer, as he joins Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and all their stoner friends on the "Under The Influence Tour." Before the tour kicked off, Rich's friends and family threw him a little surprise sending off, which was capt
Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Officially Goes Platinum
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.