Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries” Goes Platinum

After already shocking the world with their incredible comeback last year, Fall Out Boy is still stronger than ever. Their first single off their upcoming 2015 album, American Beauty/American Psycho, was quite the hit when it came out this September. In just a few months it has already reached a million sales and gone platinum. See […]

‘Yeezus’ Goes Platinum

The new year hasn’t been a fabulous one thus far for Kanye West. A cryptocurrency is using his name and face, which he doesn’t appreciate the way Coinye had hoped he would. When he took legal action, the currency turned from homage to South Park-referencing insult. Two days ago, TMZ revealed that Kanye West is […]

SoundScan Will Not Count Jay-Z’s 1 Million ‘Magna Carta’ Sales Through Samsung

Following up on a discussion sparked earlier this week in the wake of Jay-Z’s album announcement through Samsung, MTV has confirmed that the 1 million copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail purchased by the mobile giant will not count towards his Billboard ranking. In a new story put together with help from Billboard, MTV reveals […]

EDITORIAL: Questioning Jay-Z’s Partnership With Samsung

Hip hop legend Jay-Z used a commercial break during last night’s NBA Finals game to announce his modestly titled new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The news came as a pleasant surprise to fans around the globe who wondered what would follow April’s “Open Letter,” but it’s how the album is coming out that has […]

RIAA Including Digital Streams To Gold And Platinum Awards

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) have announced that they will be adding digital streaming to Gold, Platinum and Diamond certifications. The business is set to include online streaming from MOG, Muve Music, Rdio, Rhapsody, Slacker, Spotify and Xbox Music. Video services include, Yahoo! Music, YouTube and VEVO. The RIAA released a short […]

Fun. Go Platinum Once Again With “Carry On”

This weekend has been a relatively slow one as far as news is concerned, but at least today we have a new reason to celebrate the success of those who give their all to entertain us. Continuing the year-plus success of their 2012 sophomore effort, Some Nights, the RIAA has announced fun.’s single “Carry On” […]

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Reach Platinum Status With “Can’t Hold Us”

Just when you think this duo have accomplished everything, something new to comes up for them to shock the world with. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ “Can’t Hold Us” has now reached one million purchases, something that many artists have worked tirelessly towards reaching even half of. The single comes off of their highly acclaimed and […]

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Taylor Swift’s “Red” May Go Platinum In Its First Week

Country darling Taylor Swift has come a long way in her young life, and it seems like the good just keeps getting better. According to HitsDailyDouble’s rumor mill, Swift’s new album, Red, is selling so well in its first week of release that it may cross the one million units threshold before next week arrives. […]

‘Femme Fatale’ has gone platinum

Britney Spears‘ new release, Femme Fatale, has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Hooligans goes platinum

Congratulations to Bruno Mars, who is now certified platinum due to his debut release Doo-Wops & Hooligans. This album features his notable hit singles “Just the Way You Are,” “Grenade” and “The Lazy Song.” Bruno has sold over fourteen million singles worldwide. He is also currently preparing for his long awaited “Hooligans In Wondaland Tour” […]

Lady Gaga sells over 20 million digital singles

Lady Gaga is the first musician to have accomplished selling over 20 million digital singles and is recognized by the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America) to have the most gold and platinum sales in history. “Just Dance” has gone platinum six times, “Poker Face” five times, and “Bad Romance” has reached platinum status four […]

Nicki Manaj goes platinum

After only five weeks on the shelves, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday has gone platinum. Check out what Nicki had to say about going platinum after the link.