Taylor Swift Becomes 1st Artist To Go Platinum In 2014 [Photos]
Prior to last Tuesday, no artist had gone platinum this year, a new low for the music industry given the current fiscal year. Then, Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album 1989 happened and a Nielsen SoundScan shockwave occurred.
Wired 25: 25 “Famous” Rappers Who Never Went Platinum [PHOTOS]
In a strange twist of a fate, the current generation of rappers has spawned more superstars but less viable artists in terms of record sales.
Kanye West’s Yeezus Certified Platinum By RIAA [PHOTO]
Charlamagne Tha God will forever express his disdain for the album but Kanye West’s sixth solo studio effort in Yeezus has gone platinum according to the RIAA’s guidelines.
Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being II Sells 217K Copies 1st Week, Justin Timberlake Goes Platinum
Lil Wayne is going to have to settle for second place. The YMCMB rapper’s latest LP, I Am Not A Human Being II, sold about 217,000 units its first week, which will land it at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Who is number one? Justin Timberlake.
Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience Sells Almost 1 Million Copies Its 1st Week
Who said consumers don’t buy albums anymore? Justin Timberlake‘s third album, The 20/20 Experience, will debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart tomorrw, selling almost a million copies its first week in stores.
Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools (Drank)” Goes Platinum
Over 1,000,000 units have been poured up for Kendrick Lamar, as his lead single “Swimming Pools (Drank)” has gone platinum.
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50 Cent Plays Jay-Z’s Numbers Game
“When you say something as vague as ‘Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t,’ how do you take that as a disrespect, a response. If we did look at the numbers, you’d see I did his career, my first two records.” For some reason, when Jay-Z says something, other rappers seem to almost get a little […]