Even though he was knocked from the top spot of Billboard’s Top 200 chart a few weeks ago, that didn’t stop Drake’s VIEWS from becoming certified triple platinum.
The RIAA acknowledged the accomplishment on August 3, signifying that Drizzy had sold three million copies of the LP. This comes only three months after VIEWS stormed onto the music world in April and sold one million album equivalent units in one week.
VIEWS boasts four songs on Billboard’s current Hot 100 chart with “One Dance,” “Controlla,” “Too Good” and “Pop Style” still getting plenty of radio play.
Earlier this year, his Grammy-winning album, Take Care, was certified 4x platinum and his joint project with future, What a Time to Be Alive, passed the one-million mark.
The RIAA adjusted its rules for certification in February to allow audio and video streams to count towards album sales figures.
Recent Hip Hop singles to receive certifications include gold awards (500,000 units) for DJ Khaled’s “I Got The Keys” with Jay Z and Future, the Atlanta rapper’s “Wicked” and Tech N9ne’s “Fragile.” Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All the Way Up” gets the digital platinum nod.
B.o.B collected a slew of certifications earlier this month with album awards for The Adventures of Bobby Ray (2x platinum), Strange Clouds (platinum) and Underground Luxury (gold). The Strange Clouds cut “Ray Bands” gets a gold nod while “So Good” is certified twice platinum digitally and his 2010 breakout single “Airplanes” is certified 6x platinum digitally.
Drake has three million more units to go to match that mark after VIEWS’ triple certification mark.