The Weeknd has earned gold certification for his retail debut Trilogy.
According to a press release, the Canadian crooner has surpassed the 500,000 sales mark since dropping on November 13th. The three-CD set featured his breakout mixtapes – House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence – that were mixed and mastered for the first time, as well as a handful of new tunes.
Additionally, The Weeknd took to Twitter to reveal that a brand new, all-original album, posting a picture of two folders labeled “2013 untitled album” and “2013 art work.”
Check the picture below.
Last November, singer The Weeknd released the retail compilation of his previously-free projects. As Trilogy, the 30-song collection included 2011’s House Of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes Of Silence, all previously self-released digital free albums. The songs were re-mastered, compiled and enhanced with three new songs by the Toronto, Ontario native.
Today, Universal Republic Records announced that Trilogy has been certified platinum, just over six months since it’s November 7, 2012 release. The album featured involvement by Clams Casino, Juicy J and longtime affiliate Drake.
At present, The Weeknd is at work on Kiss Land, his first studio album since signing with Universal Republic. Last week, he released a song of the same name.
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