Drake & Other Artists Who Have Gone Platinum In 2016 So Far

The road to platinum status is filled with Hip-Hop acts this year. It’s no surprise that Drake’s Views is leading the pack. News of his double-platinum feat was released by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) on Tuesday (June 14), confirming his reign will not let up.

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The rapper previously celebrated the presence of “One Dance” on the Hot 100 chart for the fifth week in a row, and the album at six weeks on the Billboard 200.

With the growing release of projects and singles from the game’s most elite and elusive acts in the end, the demand has been met with satisfying results. J.Cole topped off the year with a platinum album plaque for his critically darling, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. Other rappers have also followed suit like Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise.

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Since the confirmation of RIAA’s plan to include album streams while tracking albums, more artists have benefited in the form of platinum albums and singles. While some of the singles and albums are a few years old, it shows listeners are still buying music.

Check out the list below of new American platinum singles and albums in 2016 so far.

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2X Platinum Albums

The Weeknd — Beauty Behind the Madness, Trilogy 

Drake – Views, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late 

Nicki Minaj- The Pinkprint, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

Rihanna - ANTI, Unapologetic   

J.Cole- 2014 Forest Hills Drive 

Chris BrownF.A.M.E.

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Platinum  Albums 

BeyonceLEMONADE

J.ColeCole World: Sideline Story, Born Sinner

Big SeanDark Sky Paradise 

Fetty WapFetty Wap 

Luther VandrossThe Essential Luther Vandross 

DrakeNothing Was The Same (3x), Take Care (4x)

Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday 

Chris BrownX, Fortune 

RihannaGood Girl Gone Bad (4x)

FutureDS2 

2 ChainzBased On a T.R.U Story  

Iggy Azalea- The New Classic 

Bryson TillerTrapsoul 

Various Acts -Hamilton (Orginal Broadcast Recording) 

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Platinum  Singles 

Tory Lanez – “Say It”

Post Malone – “White Iverson” (2x)

G-Eazy – “I Mean It (feat. Remo),” “Me Myself & I (feat. Bebe Rexha)”

Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”

The Weeknd – “The Hills” (7x), “Can’t Feel My Face” (5x), “Earned It” (5x)

Kid Cudi – “Just What I Am”

Drake – “Hotline Bling” (5x), “Jumpman” (3x)

Plies – “Shawty (feat T-Pain),” “Hypnotized (feat. Akon)”

Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

Jennifer Lopez feat. Iggy Azalea – “Booty”

Jeremih – “Birthday Sex”

O.T Genasis – “Coco”

E-40 feat. Kandi, T-Pain – “U and Dat”

B.O.B – “Nothin On You” feat. Bruno Mars (3x), “Headband” feat. 2 Chainz (2x), “Both of Us”

Rihanna feat. Drake- “Work”

Kevin Gates –  “2 Phones”

Desiigner – “Panda”

Yo Gotti – “Down In The DM”

J. Cole – “No Role Modelz”

Trey Songz – “Slow Motion”

Fetty Wap – “My Way,” Trap Queen” (4x)

Wale – “Bad” (2x)

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