A bunch of artists have received plaques as they get ready to take over your Summer 2016 playlists. These are the latest who have received certifications from the RIAA.
J. Cole‘s song Wet Dreamz has become certified platinum, selling one million units since its drop on the Forest Hills Drive album. This is the second song from the album to become platinum. The first was No Role Modelz, which got certified last month. Cole now has four platinum songs. The first two are Power Trip from Born Sinner and Work Out, from Cole World: The Sideline Story.
Wiz Khalifa‘s Black and Yellow, is now certified six-times platinum. The track was released in September 2010 and went viral. He also got a plaque for his hit Roll Up.
While fans await ScHoolboy Q‘s new Blank Face album, his last album Oxymoron is still making waves. The entire album has just been certified platinum.
N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton single from the 2002 re-release of the group’s debut album has just gone platinum after selling one million units. The track blew up after the movie Straight Outta Compton that portrayed Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella’s rise to fame came out.
Rae Sremmurd got FIVE certifications! Their SremmLife LP got a platinum plaque. Three of the album’s singles, Throw Sum Mo, This Could Be Us and Come Get Her are recognized as selling one million units each. Their megahit No Type is already certified triple platinum. Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife 2 is dropping in August.
This news comes after the RIAA’s February announcement that it’s certification process was changing, now including audio and visual streams into its total tally for album and single sales.