The First Platinum Album Of 2015 Is….

Published: Tuesday 11th Aug 2015 by David

The Recording Industry Association of America has handed the first Platinum certification of the year to an Urban album.

The name of the artist behind the chart-rocking project?

Find out below…


After selling 8,000 copies this week Drake‘s ‘Late’ has crossed the 1 million units mark and becomes the first album to be released in 2015 to reach the enviable milestone.

The project’s platinum status make it the fourth Drake release to hit the mark following the releases of ‘Nothing Was the Same (1.72 million)‘, ‘Take Care (2.26 million)’ and ‘Thank Me Later (1.8 million.)’

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  1. Navy Gravy August 11, 2015

    This is just sad. We’re 6 months into the year already.

    • Navy Gravy August 11, 2015


    • MISSY August 11, 2015

      I didn’t buy Drakes junk or Nikki’s basic CD. But Mrs. Taylor Swift has changed her direction and HIT after HIT after HIT.

      while poor broken down, aging poorly, cheap weave having Rihanna fades to black. that’s what happens when you slowing approaching 30 and your a DRUG ADDICT like rihanna.

      • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy August 11, 2015

        Taylor Swift has had ONE successful pop album; we have to wait and see if she has the momentum to carry through with more hits or become the new Gaga. When it comes to Rihanna, she could stop making music now, and Taylor still would NEVER reach her international impact. Taylor is known in the US, but no one is checking for her in South Africa, Malaysia, or Istanbul. Rihanna had girls with their head shaved off in all of those places! #13NumberOneHits

      • TheElusiveLamb August 11, 2015

        Leave Rihanna out of this!

      • Facts August 11, 2015

        You are extremely delusional if you think Taylor swift does not have impact all around the world what plant are u living on three back to back million first week albums back to back number ones 3 off this album so far. Her tour is all over Europe, Asia Australia Japan China etc please don’t ever compar her star power to Rihanna

  2. Molly August 11, 2015

    Congrats Daddy…. #WhenWillOnika

    • BeyRihLiyah August 11, 2015

      When will ci?

      • Barb-wire August 11, 2015

        Kiii, when trying to troll fails.

  3. MusicLife August 11, 2015

    It’s so sad that now in August of a year we will only see a million seller new album. I mean clearly if a Taylor Swift releases more near the top of a year but still it shouldn’t be THAT rare. Such a shame. Congrats to drake though. Especially since he didn’t heavily promote.

  4. koolie August 11, 2015

    I feel like his sales are pretty mediocre especially since he always has huge opening sales

    • Grande the Way August 11, 2015

      That was a surpise album with no promo and no singles on radio, not to mention it is the only album released this year to sell 1 million. In what world is that mediocre

      • Cupid August 11, 2015

        There was no official promo but drake had a few songs in rotation before the album. They were randomly released but that’s still promo since urban radio gives him major support.

  5. BeyRihLiyah August 11, 2015

    The king of urban pop and ps the music industry is a pitiful place when only 1 person went platinum in 2015 and its crazy because we only have 4 months left of the year And only 1 person went platinum

  6. Grande the Way August 11, 2015

    Well I’m sure Taylor has sold over 1 million albums this year alone but congrats to Drake. I honestly believe streaming has put the final nail into the coffin for the music industry. I wish more artist did what Taylor did and put an end to streaming.

    • BeyRihLiyah August 11, 2015

      The irony when the only reason why my everything went platinum is because of streaming and yours truly went gold a year after it was released during my everythings opening week lmaooooo

      • Grande the Way August 11, 2015

        I see you keep yourself up to date with all things Ariana but two things: 1. That isn’t irony. 2. Yours Truly scanned gold before My Everything was released. Glad you’re keeping up though fan ????

  7. Quinton251 AKA Lil Wayne Stan August 11, 2015

    Just think 10 years ago, Drake would have been on a long list of artist to hit the platinum mark. Wow the industry is truly dying, hopefully we get Tha Carter V before the year is up.

  8. Taylor swifts number 1 fan!! August 11, 2015

    Taylor’s album was released in 2014 and is the best selling album this year.

    US top-selling album of 2015: @taylorswift13, “1989” 1,463,000 (5,124,000 to date).

  9. Suicide Blonde August 11, 2015

    I don’t care about music sales, most artists i stan for haven’t seen a gold certification in their careers, let alone a certified platinum album, music comes first.

    • LB August 11, 2015

      Good on you, I stopped caring about them towards the end of last year. I only use them to drag Molly, ragdolls, roaches and Robbie on occasion.

      Otherwise a lot of music I am into lately are from unknowns lol.

  10. Rosie August 11, 2015

    And I was thumbed down in the Mariah post the other day for saying what everyone is posting in here. Literally only two other studio albums released this year scanned gold on pure sales (Fifty Shades of Grey is a soundtrack and doesn’t count). Plus the Descendants soundtrack (Disney Channel movie) just set the record for lowest pure sales #1 of all time this week. Congrats to Drake though, no televised promo or real singles and only a few festival appearances yet still went platinum with an album full of B-sides. His power is insane.
    Only a matter of time before Spotify 100% kills sales for good in the U.S like it did in Europe. By next year it’ll be a massive accomplishment for albums to even sell 1 million worldwide.

  11. LB August 11, 2015

    So surreal, other than “Home” soundtrack I haven’t even purchased a single album this year, just Riri songs and Riri’s album is the only one I’ll be purchasing this year.

    Thanks to my Spotify premium account I can listen to whatever I want.

    Anyway, congrats Drake.

  12. TheElusiveLamb August 11, 2015

    Congrats to the Champagne Papi. His career is so amazing right now. Don’t ask me why, but I feel his career isn’t even at its peak. I think Drake’s next era will be even huger.

  13. Thando August 11, 2015

    With the amount of power the internet has, piracy etc it is nieve to expect anyone to have album sale numbers like in the 80s, 90s. It’s no longer the number of CDs you sell now, it’s about how many CONCERT tickets you sell.

  14. BCW August 11, 2015

    That’s a Damn shame. As much as piracy is to blame,so are all of these streaming services. Why buy the physical or digital copy of the album when you can stream it. The sad part is 91% of the US still listens to the radio,and not even a third of that audience is buying albums anymore. When the first album to get certified Platinum is 8 months into the year,that indicates a huge problem. The music industry is on its last legs!Say what you will about today’s artist,this is a hard setting to thrive in unless you tour, if you can even tour at this point.

    • Ajm265 August 11, 2015

      In 20 years the industry will be completely dead. Sucks that I an entertainment degree. Social media will be our new for of entertainment.

  15. MeIAmMarie August 11, 2015

    Congrats Drake you deserve this baby you the s***!

  16. What now August 11, 2015


  17. True Lamb August 11, 2015

    Congrats To Drake!!

  18. Theman August 11, 2015

    This was more of a mixtape. Was this even a real lp? Either way it is platinum. And that’s still amazing.

  19. @JanetCIARA_ August 11, 2015

    Who cares…. This says alot about the music industry or lack there of….
    When we cared so much about Platinum stats, it has now become obsolete…. No one cares anymore but gay stans.

  20. ok August 11, 2015


  21. DeadLikeNikkiManajCareer August 11, 2015

    Poor poor Nikki how long ago was her album released? ????????????

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