As if having one of the most popular artist line-ups and long-standing labels in Hip Hop isn’t enough, it looks like the YMCMB family can add another title to its name. Now, in a recent press release, Cash Money has announced that it has officially sold over 500 million singles worldwide.
With a platinum-selling release from Nicki Minaj this year and multi-platinum LPs from Lil Wayne and Drake last year, YMCMB officially crossed the 500 million singles sold mark. Birdman spoke on the event, saying that while it’s an accomplishment for both him and his brother/co-own Ronald “Slim” Williams, they have no intention of stopping now.
“There is no more dynamic and prolific a label than Cash Money Records and the YMCMB family – point blank. We’re proud of every one of our artists and their contribution to our legacy,” he said. “What’s most humbling is the global reaction to our story. Slim and I built this label from the ground up and seeing our brand connect with people across borders, culture and language makes us appreciate every one of our fans worldwide. We can’t wait to deliver another 500 million bangers Success is something that Slim and I have always aimed for. It feels great to sell 500 million songs but fans should know, we aren’t going to stop now, and will continue our legacy.”
This isn’t the only record the New Orleans label has achieved in the past year. Back in September, Lil Wayne surpssed Elvis Presley’s record for most number of Billboard Top 100 hits.