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.

Now, more than a month after the Republic Records debut, Abel Tesfaye has hit the 500,000 sales mark and is now gold. 

However, because Trilogy was released as a three-disc set, RIAA counted each unit within the set towards the certification. So in reality, all the sales of each three-disc set are tripled for counting purposes, as HHNM explains.

Congrats to The Weeknd! Now we're waiting for that upcoming studio LP.

[UPDATE: The Weeknd's "Trilogy" is now certified platinum.]

Back in January, as we reported above, The Weeknd's debut major label release was certified gold. Now, five months later, the project receives platinum certification.

The Toronto native has moved over 1,000,000 copies of the his compilation project, which rolled House Of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes Of Silence, into one, as Universal Republic Records announced today.

The singer is currently working on his debut album, Kiss Land. He recently dropped the title track off the project, give it a listen here.