J. Cole's first two albums are finally platinum.
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.
This week, J. Cole has earned two platinum plaques -- one each for his first two albums, Cole World and Born Sinner. On top of that, Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint has jumped from gold to double platinum, receiving both a platinum and double platinum certification.
Meanwhile, both Future and Kid Ink have earned gold albums for DS2 and My Own Lane respectively.
This is certainly something we'll have to get used to, but when we're seeing so many more rap albums being honored, it's hard to complain.