The Fugees Secure A Haul Of Platinum Plaques

Fugees secure themselves an impressive haul of platinum plaques, including a seventh certification for “The Score.”

BYMitch Findlay
The Fugees Secure A Haul Of Platinum Plaques

Lauryn Hill's classic solo album The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, seen by many as one of the greatest hip-hop projects of all time, has been certified diamond at long last. Between that and the recent twenty-fifth anniversary of Fugee's album The Score, many have been feeling nostalgic for the trifecta of Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras. Now, in a moment of truly serendipitous timing, the RIAA has officially granted the legendary group a slew of platinum plaques to add to their collection. 

The Fugees Secure A Haul Of Platinum Plaques
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Now, Fugee's The Score, originally released on February 13, 1996, has been certified seven-times platinum, cementing its position as one of the best-selling rap albums ever made. Fugee's hit single "Killing Me Softly," fueled by a spirited performance from Ms. Lauryn Hill, earned a third platinum plaque, with "Ready Or Not" and "Fu-Gee-La" both hitting platinum for the first time. The recent batch marked their first RIAA certifications since 1997, when The Score hit six-times platinum in October.

 Overall, it's impressive to see how impactful The Fugees have been, despite only have a pair of studio albums to their name. Don't be surprised to see The Score hit diamond at some point in the near future, though the process can admittedly take a while -- especially for older albums released long before the streaming era came around. Such is the power of longevity -- do you think we'll still be bumping any albums from 2021 twenty-five years from now? 

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<b>Feature Editor</b> <!--BR--> Mitch Findlay is a writer and hip-hop journalist based in Montreal. Resident old head by default. Enjoys writing Original Content about music, albums, lyrics, and rap history. His favorite memories include interviewing J.I.D and EarthGang at the "Revenge Of The Dreamers 3" studio sessions in Atlanta and receiving a phone call from Dr. Dre. In his spare time he makes horror movies.