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The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ Becomes Diamond-Certified Single

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While Drake has been dominating both Canadian and American headlines in recent weeks, another Toronto-based hip-hop artist has been quietly making money moves- and they’ve paid off majorly. The Weeknd’s breakout hit, “The Hills,” was recently certified diamond by the RIAA- his first single to achieve such an honor. (And just in time for Canada Day, […]

J. Cole May Have Features on His Next Album

J. Cole May Have Features on his Next Album

J. Cole sat down with GQ for their April cover story for a rare interview where he discussed the “Platinum With No Features” meme. The Dreamville Records boss admitted that he was initially flattered but wasn’t prepared for its longevity. “I was loving it,” he told GQ. “I was like, ‘Word up — this is […]

‘Tha Carter V’ and ‘Queen’ Certified Platinum on Same Day

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Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj prove that Young Money/Cash Money Business is still alive and well. The Cash Money business side has been settled for Wayne making 2018 indeed a winning year. Young Money’s first lady Nicki Minaj came out strong with the release of Queen and then we finally received Tha Carter V a month […]

Drake is the Top-Selling Solo Male Artist of All-Time in America

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According to the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), Drake has passed Elvis, Eminem and Michael Jackson for total music sales grossing up to $218,280,000 in sales. No other solo male artist has even broken $200,000,000, Elvis is second with 191,000,000 and Eminem is next at 172,000,000. Let’s be honest, Drake has the Midas touch […]

Ella Mai’s Self-Titled Album Goes Gold In One Week

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The accolades keep coming for British singer-songwriter, Ella Mai, who recently dropped her self-titled album to critical acclaim. In just one week, the extraordinary R&B debut has already attained gold status, while the smash hit that started it all, “Boo’d Up,” is triple platinum. The follow up single “Trip” has now been certified platinum. Earlier […]

Kanye West’s ‘Ye’, ‘I Love It’ Featuring Lil Pump Goes Gold

Kanye West's 'Ye', 'I Love It' Featuring Lil Pump Goes Gold

Kanye West has another win, or two, to be correct. As of late, the Recording Institution of America confirmed Kanye’s ‘Ye collection a gold certification. His Lil Pump-assisted effort, “I Love It,” has likewise gone gold. Ye, a venture which has up to this point turned out to be one of Kanye’s all the more […]

Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Is No Longer the Biggest Selling Album in U.S. History

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After spending 35 years in reign as the biggest selling album in U.S. history, Michael Jackson’s Thriller has officially been dethroned. The RIAA recently revealed new data that calculated ’70s rock band The Eagles’ as the new keepers of the title. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) […]

Tyga’s ‘Taste’ Featuring Offset is Officially Platinum

Tyga's Taste Featuring Offset is Officially Platinum

Tyga is a certified hitmaker who doesn’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. The rapper’s most recent confirmation of that is “Taste,” a universal summer-accommodating tune that the Recording Institute of America (RIAA) has quite recently conceded platinum status. As indicated by the site, “Taste,” which was released on May 16, achieved gold […]

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Went Platinum the Day it Dropped

Drake's Scorpion Went Platinum the Day it Dropped

Since the June 29th release of Scorpion, Drake has been raking in W’s. Which is well needed after his defeat in the infamous rap feud with Pusha T. The album was pulling in 10 million streams every hour on Spotify, as well as shattering every Apple Music record, topping his own records. Three days after […]

Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ Goes Platinum

Childish Gambino's "This is America" Goes Platinum

Childish Gambino’s latest hit single, “This is America” is officially certified platinum. The politically charged record debuted on Saturday Night Live on May 7th, during Donald Glover’s hosting gig and performance. The track dethroned Drake’s “Nice For What” and sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks. The song has held the No. 1 position on […]

Stunt On ‘Em Breezy! Chris Brown Earned 40 RIAA Plaques This Year

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Words by Comfort Nnana Kalu On Wednesday, Chris Brown revealed on Twitter that he has received 3-dozen plaques from the RIAA this year. “40 PLAQUES THIS YEAR!,” he wrote. “Today the RIAA released 23 more certified platinum gold plaques that included 12xmulti platinum singles. 74.5 million single and album sales in the US.” A few […]

Chris Brown Receives His 7th No.1 Album!

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Chris Brown’s recent release of his album Heartbreak on a Full Moon has been the most talked about on social media these past couple of weeks.  The album consists of 45 tracks and fans couldn’t have been any happier.  Although time consuming, that didn’t stop people from supporting HBOAFM which features artists like R. Kelly, Dej Loaf, […]

SZA’s ‘The Weekend’ Goes Platinum

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This makes two lil platinum thingy’s for the songbird. SZA has sealed another platinum single the with “The Weekend”, the third single off her album, Ctrl. In October, Ctrl was certified Gold by the RIAA obtaining over 500,000 in album units and sales. The ThankGod4Cody produced track peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot […]

Lil Uzi Vert “XO Tour Llif3” Goes 4x Platinum

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Since it official release via Soundcloud in March, Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3” has been a ubiquitous hit. Heard everywhere, time and time again, the hit shows no signs of fading into obscurity. In July, the track reached triple platinum status and now it has reached the coveted position of 4x platinum designated by […]

Future is the Only Artist to Have Two Gold Albums in 2017

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Future continues to make history in Hip Hop. He managed to get not one, but two gold albums this year alone, making him the only artist to achieve this accomplishment this year. .@1future is the ONLY artist to certify TWO 2017 album releases! #HNDRXX is Gold & #FUTURE is Platinum. @Epic_Records pic.twitter.com/OG4OIjftwJ — RIAA (@RIAA) […]

Childish Gambino’s Redbone is Certified Platinum

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Childish Gambino now has a third platinum single. “Redbone” the second single from Gambino’s third studio album, Awaken, My Love! was certified platinum by the RIAA. Peaking at no. 45 on the Hot 100, this makes “Redbone” his highest charting song to date. Gambino’s 2011 single “Heartbeat” and 2013 single “3005” both were just certified […]

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Album Goes Platinum In Less Than A Month

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Kendrick Lamar, who just dropped his fourth album DAMN. last month, has been reaping the rewards of the critically acclaimed project, which has spent two weeks (so far) at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and dominated the Billboard Hot 100 with the single “Humble,” which hit No. 1 last week. Now the hip-hop innovator […]