Nearly three years after reigning atop the Billboard 200 with her sophomore effort, ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom,’ Pop starlet Halsey returned to the tally’s upper rankings with her tertiary album, the January 17th-released ‘Manic.’
Featuring contributions from the likes of BTS, Suga, Alanis Morissette, and more, the LP boasts multiple Billboard Hot 100 top 40 hits including the chart-topping ‘Without Me.’ The songs’ combined sales and streaming performances, in conjunction with their parent project’s favorable figures, have helped it become a mainstay in the album chart’s top 10 over a month after its debut.
Despite being bested by Eminem‘s surprise drop, ‘Music to be Murdered By,’ for the Billboard 200’s top spot, Halsey (born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) has outrun the legendary rapper in the race to RIAA certification.
On Wednesday (February 26), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) took to Twitter to announce ‘Manic’ had become the first album released this year to be certified Platinum (as seen above). The honor is bestowed upon projects that exceed sales equivalence of 1 million units.
Despite being hot on the European leg of her ‘Manic World Tour,’ the 25-year-old still took time to shout out fans for their support.
As of time reported, Em’s ‘Music’ is eligible for Gold certification (denoting sales equivalence of 500,000).