Over a decade has passed since the Odd Future founder released his debut album, Goblin, which marked his first entry into the Hip Hop charts.
His career has only grown since then — and recently, he achieved a significant milestone from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for his sixth studio album. Call Me If You Get Lost was released in June 2021 and debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200.
According to Chart Data, the project — thanks in part to the recent release of its deluxe edition, Estate Sale — has now officially reached platinum status. “US Certifications (@RIAA): @tylerthecreator, CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Platinum (1,000,000; album),” the post reads.
— chart data (@chartdata) April 19, 2023
Aside from its commercial success, the album earned Tyler his second number-one album in the US, and a Grammy Award in the category of Best Rap Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
As it turns out, Tyler, The Creator has gained quite a few accolades in recent months because of the project. Last week, Call Me If You Get Lost: Estate Sale debuted at No.3 on the Billboard 200 following its release on March 31.
Additionally, earlier this month, Call Me If You Get Lost, became a record-breaking vinyl seller.
Tyler recently explained on Twitter that a ton of material was left on the cutting room floor when he recorded his sixth album, and that he wanted fans to enjoy the outtakes as much as he did.
“CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST WAS THE FIRST ALBUM I MADE WITH ALOT OF SONGS THAT DIDNT MAKE THE FINAL CUT,” he wrote. “SOME OF THOSE SONGS I REALLY LOVE, AND KNEW THEY WOULD NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY, SO IVE DECIDED TO PUT A FEW OF THEM OUT.”
Hip Hop has been very good to Tyler, The Creator, and he doesn’t think twice about sharing his gratitude. Most recently, he outlined what rap music has to offer society as well as his love for the art form — according to him, being a rapper is “awesome.”
During an episode of Spotify’s RapCaviar Presents docuseries, which was released on Hulu on March 30, Tyler discussed the importance of the genre as an art form and why he loves being a rapper. He said he has no qualms about his musicianship, and truly enjoys making his living laying raps on tracks.
“We’re good with words. We’re good with rhythm. We know pockets. We hear a collection of sounds and one thing and say, ‘Ahh, I know what could go over this,’ that takes a skill,” he said.