Halsey’s ‘Manic’ Becomes First Album Released This Year to be Certified Platinum

Published: Wednesday 26th Feb 2020 by Rashad

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.

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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).

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  1. K_man February 26, 2020

    Times have changed! 15 to 20 years ago a biracial lesbian would’ve had a career. This basically explains why she went platinum.
    Because of Streaming: 1,000,000 (certified: platinum)
    Actual copies sold: 1253 (certified: wood)

    • K_man February 26, 2020

      *would’ve never had a career.

    • I love big black c** February 27, 2020

      No wonder why G-easy cheated on her, oops!

  2. CDW February 26, 2020

    Oh lord… this post about to blow about…

    Everyone saying where is your fave blah blah.

    Imma sit back and get my popcorn ready

  3. Only Facts February 26, 2020

    I live Halsey, but this album sucks. The singles slay but the other songs are a chop.

    • HavanaONana February 27, 2020

      U mean Normani truly sucks? That is so true! But I love “Dancing with a Stranger” single though. It’s a top 7 hit. Thanks to Ask Smith

  4. Only Facts February 26, 2020

    Wait. Hasn’t that rabid fan been bragging about how his fave is slaying 2020? Why is it that Halseys album that came out LAST MONTH is platinum already and BROmance is only gold? Even with senorita streams? Yikes! See what happens when you do clownery? Halsey didn’t have HALF the promo BROmance had.

    • HavanaONana February 27, 2020

      And Bordmani is certified aluminum foil. Lol

      Camila Cabello’s Romance is Platinum eligible. Just wait for a month or two;)

      @onlyfacts you just exposed yourself as Camila secret fan. You watched her every move.

      Meanwhile the Birds of Prey and Charlie’s Angels soundtrack both bombed in the charts and outsold by Romance. Also, don’t forget that Normani is in both flopt albums.

      Normani is a Camila Stan. Check this video:

      • Cüümila Cebolla February 27, 2020

        I’d rather be a certified aluminum foil than a certified used condom.

    • HavanaONana February 27, 2020

      Aha! You forgot to change your username to @onlyflops hahaha????
      Thanks for admitting that you and onlyfact is the same.

      • Only Facts February 27, 2020

        Nice try Clarkson

  5. J.Nowell February 27, 2020

    This is well deserved. I love Halsey’s music and think that she is amazing. She more than deserves this win and I’m so excited for her. Can’t wait to hear more music from this pop songstress.♥️

  6. Theman February 27, 2020

    Also, Halsey’s Pure sales for this album are quite good for this climate.

  7. I love big black c** February 27, 2020

    Her music is boring and lame. Her voice sounds like she been breath in helium all day

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