Chris Brown Makes RIAA History as ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon’ Certified Double Platinum

Published: Sunday 1st Sep 2019 by Rashad

He may be hot on the promo trail on the recently kicked off ‘INDIGOAT’ tour in support of his latest chart-topping effort, ‘Indigo’  (click here for dates), but many of his fans are probably still trying to work their way through the 5,000 45 tracks listed aboard the LP’s predecessor – his eighth solo studio album ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon.’  Its enduring success over ‘Indigo’ on digital and streaming formats serves as proof.

The October 2017-released project – which birthed the hits ‘Party’ (featuring Usher and Gucci Mane), ‘Privacy,’ ‘Questions,’ ‘Tempo,’ and ‘Pills & Automobiles’ – recently drove right past the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) threshold for double platinum status.  The feat brought with it news Brown’s been penciled in the organization’s history books for an impressive certification accomplishment.

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The RIAA has published a slew of updated song and album certifications for Chris, including word his 8th studio album, ‘Moon,’ has risen to double platinum status.  This means the LP has shifted over 2 million in sales or sales equivalence (streaming, etc.).

Beyond ‘Moon,’ see the full list of updates below (albums highlighted):

  1. 7x platinum – Look At Me Now ft. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
    5x platinum – Forever
    4x platinum – With You
    4x platinum – Kiss Kiss with T-Pain
  2. 3x platinum – Exclusive (album)
    3x platinum – Run It ft. Juelz Santana
    3x platinum – Yeah 3x
  3. 3x platinum – Chris Brown (album)
    2x platinum – Pills & Automobiles ft. Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Kodak Black
    2x platinum – Party ft. Usher & Gucci Mane
    2x platinum – Turn Up The Music
    2x platinum – Love More ft. Nicki Minaj
    2x platinum – Back To Sleep ft. Tank, R. Kelly & Anthony Hamilton
    2x platinum – Privacy
    Platinum – Tempo
    Platinum – Wet The Bed ft. Ludacris
    Platinum – Questions
    Platinum – Take You Down
  4. Platinum – Royalty (album)
    Gold – To My Bed
    Gold – Drunk Texting
    Gold – Undecided
    Gold – Wrist ft. Solo Lucci
    Gold – High End ft. Future & Young Thug
    Gold – Poppin’
  5. Gold – Graffiti (album)

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The new certifications push Breezy to 69.5 million in RIAA-certified digital song units, which means he has extended his lead as the most certified R&B artist in history in the category of digital single sales.

Among all artists and genres, Brown is in a three-way tie for #6 on the all-time list.  See that list below (as of time reported):

RIAA Top-Selling Digital Singles Artists

  1. Drake (148 million)
  2. Rihanna (125 million)
  3. Taylor Swift (121 million)
  4. Eminem (107.5 million)
  5. Katy Perry (101 million)
  6. Chris Brown (69.5 million)
  7. Bruno Mars (69.5 million)
  8. Justin Bieber (69.5 million)
  9. Kanye West (69 million)
  10. Maroon 5 (67 million)

And, while it should be noted the 30-year-old has earned his fair share of hits as a feature on other artists’ songs, all of the certifications included in the count above are only his work as a leading act. [source]

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  1. citygirl September 1, 2019

    1. Graffiti is still his best post debut.
    2. An album with 673 songs are EASILY going platinum.

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED September 1, 2019

      Don’t judge me was okay but it’s obvious Chris still doesn’t have an EAR for Quality Music at 30 if he doesn’t know how to narrow 40+ songs into a quality 10-15 Track album.

      • Holliewuudd September 2, 2019

        But all the songs slap tho. Indigo of his best works to date.

    • Moon September 1, 2019

      You have to work and use the computer and internet, and if you can do that and dedicate some time each day then you can do this with no problem.
      I have been working with this for a month and have made over $2,000 already. let me know if you need more help.
      Read more <===

  2. Arie September 1, 2019

    Congrats Breezy

  3. Clarkson September 1, 2019

    Top selling digital artists, scrolling down looking for beyonce’s name she’s nowhere to be found. What makes her a legend when her sales are sagging.

    • Meme September 1, 2019

      Beyoncé stop selling after single ladies 10 years ago sweetie lol

      • HavanaONana September 1, 2019

        Omg i can’t believe it’s been 10 years

        Britney Spears #1 hit “Womanizer” was 10 years ago too

        Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” was ten years ago

        Omg omg

        Im playing Janet Jackson’s “Time Flies When U Having Fun”

        💕💕💕

    • iamdiego September 3, 2019

      BECAUSE BEYONCE NOR DOES HER TEAM DONT PAY FOR RIAA UPDATES OR PLAQUES. EVERYONE KNOWS THIS.

      • iamdiego September 3, 2019

        BECAUSE BEYONCE NOR DOES HER TEAM PAY FOR RIAA UPDATES/PLAQUES. EVERYONE KNOWS THIS.

  4. Rosanna September 1, 2019

    Streaming is killing the industry

    • Lmfao_Hoe September 1, 2019

      Yes the hell it is 💯💯

    • 🍇 Jasmine’s Grape Juice 🍇 🍷 September 1, 2019

      Streaming is all the industry has left. People refuse to buy music. No streaming means no new releases

  5. Jay September 1, 2019

    He might be a cokehead but Chris is an amazing artist.. sad thing is he’ll never win anymore Grammys because he hit Rihanna & the organization does not want to tarnish their relationship with Rih so it is what it is.

    • Faf September 1, 2019

      He won the Grammy
      After Rihana

  6. HavanaONana September 1, 2019

    Is it true that Chris Brown swing both ways just to get good deal???

    Is he gey 4 pley?

    • Beyhives September 1, 2019

      Yeah he could be bisexual
      He is down for the right price or deal allegedly

      Either way he’s hot so

      His music is whack

      • Bam September 1, 2019

        He’s got? I guess if u like the crackhead look…

      • Bam September 1, 2019

        *hot

  7. DIABETES UNBOTHERED September 1, 2019

    Good news but it’s obvious Chris still doesn’t have an EAR for Quality Music at 30. At this point his albums should be filled with Take you Downs and Wall to Walls instead of the watered down Microwave vocals over easy bake oven Mac Beats.

    If it weren’t for Rihsceduled being abusive to his fist Chris name would be bigger than Usher by now

  8. Lmfao_Hoe September 1, 2019

    Chris is talented yet he has no Classic album to his name smh and isn’t close to the genius musical input MJ created timelessly catalog over his career nor that of Usher older world and s*** not even a Tevin Campbell I’m Ready

  9. ROCK September 1, 2019

    Crazy how you sell 50k and then go double platinum.
    And yes..Beyonce is now where on this list as usual.
    She can’t sell and she can’t stream

    • Haterz Gon‘ Hate September 1, 2019

      Receipts????? last time i checked every single one of Beyoncé’s solo albums went to No.1 on the HOT 100 and is Platinum + so……. mad your father didn’t hang around when you grew up and didn’t have any positive role models of successful women much? BLOOP!

  10. Theman September 1, 2019

    Streaming made it way too easy for albums to get certified. It’s just too easy.

  11. Gee September 1, 2019

    Streaming has become the death of the industry.

  12. Lol September 1, 2019

    That’s what happens when you have 200 songs on one album and a fan base with lose self esteem so they spend their life streaming cheap music to make him look good. I’d be more impressed if he was able to do that with only 13 songs.

  13. TUNEMOD3 September 1, 2019

    Alot of trolls in this comment section who’ve obviously not heard the album and just hate Chris. HBOAFM is a quality album despite the length. Might even be his best, next to FAME.

  14. HotBoy September 1, 2019

    👏🏾GRAFFITI👏🏾IS👏🏾GOLD👏🏾AYEEE👏🏾👏🏾🏆🏆

  15. Patti LaHell September 1, 2019

    His pure sales are pure s***. He hasn’t had a platinum selling album since 2007!!!

    • iamdiego September 3, 2019

      NOW THIS IS TEA. I FEEL LIKE HE GOT CLOSE TO A MIL WITH ONE OTHER ONE. IT WAS EITHER FAME OR FORTUNE.

  16. Antonio September 2, 2019

    Chris is the best nowadays / the greatest of this generation/ inspired by the legendary Michael jackson… Chris is amazing

  17. Alfreda Lee September 3, 2019

    I’m so proud of you Chris continue doing great things, don’t let people’s steal your shine and tries to stop your grind, your dance moves is electrifying.
    Just be a little more careful about who you call your friends, always trust your gut instinct because it doesn’t lie, make sure your team is always on right side of law as well as yourself.
    Chris these folks out here is hungry for money not just female but makes too so they’ll make claims on your s*** also by saying you did things to them, try to stay away from trouble l know you’re better than that, stay strong Chris l’m rooting for you to be your best self.
    MS WASHINGTON DC IN THE HOUSE LOVING CHRIS LIKE HE’S ONE OF HER SON’S.

  18. Alfreda Lee September 3, 2019

    I’m so proud of you Chris continue doing great things, don’t let people’s steal your shine and tries to stop your grind, your dance moves is electrifying.
    Just be a little more careful about who you call your friends, always trust your gut instinct because it doesn’t lie, make sure your team is always on right side of law as well as yourself.
    Chris these folks out here is hungry for money not just females but males will too so they’ll make claims on your s*** also by saying you did things to them, try to stay away from trouble l know you’re better than that, stay strong Chris l’m rooting for you to be your best self.
    MS WASHINGTON DC IN THE HOUSE LOVING CHRIS LIKE HE’S ONE OF HER SON’S.

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