Just a year after making headlines for becoming the first artist to ever top the Billboard charts on the strength of streaming figures alone, rapper Kanye West now pencils his name in streaming history books again for being the first artist to go platinum on streams alone.
On Tuesday (April 4), Pablo achieved platinum status, according to a press release from the rapper’s label Def Jam. A rep for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed the certification to Billboard.
While the label says that the project is the first streaming-only album to go platinum, Billboard reported last April that TLOP was briefly available for sale on West’s official site upon its release in February …
While the RIAA has not officially clarified if ‘Pablo’s pass of the platinum mark is due to streams alone, what remains certain is that the project is West’s 8th album to earn such certification. Congratz to Yeezy!