Congratulations are in order for Lady Gaga.
For, just days after current album ‘Joanne’ was certified Platinum, the same honor has been bestowed upon her 2013 effort ‘ARTPOP.’
Confirmation came courtesy of US awarding body, the RIAA, who also revealed that the feat now means that all of Gaga’s solo albums have received Platinum plaques (or higher):
— RIAA (@RIAA) October 25, 2017
With pure sales of the project stalled around the 800k mark, streaming no doubt added the extra gas to power the LP to the million mark.
We’re elated, because ‘ARTPOP’ – as an album – is wholly deserving. Far too many are quick to dismiss material because of the circumstances it arrives under. A reality which makes the mass crucification of the album as ‘Artflop’ understandable, yet still grossly unfair.
Sure the management switch, questionable quotes, and all-round disarray of the era are difficult to deny. But none of the aforementioned can dilute the reality that the project packs some of Gaga’s most hard-hitting work. Tracks such as ‘Applause,’ ‘Do What U Want,’ and ‘Venus’ can’t be denied.
If anything, we’d love for her to re-engage with the more of this Pop/Urban leaning sound.
For now though, check out some of our fave ‘ARTPOP’ moments below…