Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Certified Platinum By RIAA

Published: Wednesday 4th Jul 2018 by Sam

Drake’s dominance grows more impressive by the day.

For, less than a week after

With conventional metrics all but a relic of the past, it’s been confirmed that the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) have certified the rapper’s latest set Platinum – for equivalent US sales of 1 million. And the date of issue is interesting listed as the project’s release date – June 29th. 

Some may be asking…how? After all, it’s not even been a week.

Well, as has become an increasing regularity for album’s led by huge pre-release singles, the gargantuan success of ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Nice For What’ via streaming has rendered its parent album at large eligible for the shiny plaque.

The news comes as it was revealed that Drizzy shattered the one-day streaming record for BOTH Spotify and Apple Music and is eyeing a 750,000+ first week opening.


While some of the revising of rules has many scratching their heads (as the industry at large adapts to a streaming led system), there’s no denying Drake was Platinum bound regardless.


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  1. ??? July 4, 2018


    • Fancy BISH July 4, 2018

      Beyoncé twerking and cooochie popping on a private island ? somewhere right now ? She ain’t got time for you! Happy 4th tho! ?

  2. Fancy BISH July 4, 2018

    Drakesha ain’t playing no games lol ? ?? #Slaypion

  3. July 4, 2018

    The hater yappers are lock, for now, they will be back though they always do.

  4. Tori July 4, 2018

    The industry is just a joke now. This is why many artist have either went off to other ventures or release music only to tour. It’s not even fun anymore.

    • Meiz July 4, 2018

      Making excuses for grannyonce as usual. Releasing an album for a tour my foot. You are only saying that because your aging fave is flopping left and right with her camel husband. The surprise release didn’t work has planned this time around. Cry me a river ??????

      • Meiz July 4, 2018

        *As planned*

      • Tori July 4, 2018

        Who the f*** said I was a Beyonce fan, that I liked the album, that I was talking about Beyonce? Dont I state on here frequently that I am not apart of the BeyHive and could care less about making excuses for f****** Beyonce or Shawn? Shut your ready to hate ass up! And how the f*** is she a granny when shes still pushing out babies? Find something to do, ITS THE F****** 4TH OF JULY AND YOURE SERIOUSLY ON A BLOG READY TO HATE ON 2 PEOPLE WHO DONT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOU OR THE ALBUM THE PUT OUT THAT THEY KNOW IS FLOPPING? ME, BEY AND SHAWN ARE ENJOYING OUR DAY, YOU KEEPING HATING YOU H**!

    • HOWYOULIKEIT July 4, 2018

      Well Said Tori

  5. Caleb July 4, 2018

    I don’t like how streaming a song counts towards both album sales AND single sales. If that’s the case why even certify singles anymore? And clearly certain artists get more attention from the RIAA while older artists don’t have their back-catalogs ever updated even when they’ve sold an extra million copies since previous certification.

  6. ROCK July 5, 2018

    I read that his record label paid for his pictures and tracks were plastered everywhere on spotify,making users to mistakenly click and listen.
    I always knew Drake was an overhyped and over bloated mess.
    Don’t get me wrong..he is big but not as big as we are all being pushed to believe.
    Soon certifications will mean nothing.
    You release a song in 2015(hot line bling)and the album a year later and then get a platinum plaque based on that song?
    Double counting
    Soon everyone will be ‘selling’200 million records.

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