Thanks to the ongoing success of his latest singles, a set of shiny plaques from the RIAA is what will be blinding The Weeknd soon.
The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) unleashed his long-awaited fourth studio album, ‘After Hours,’ on March 20 to a wave of critical and commercial acclaim. In relation to the latter, the LP was received warmly around the globe – almost immediately topping real-time streaming and sales tallies in over 60 countries (as we reported here).
Projected to top charts in the United States next week with the year’s highest first week figures (click here to read more), ‘Hours’ – kicked off by a trio of top 20 hits ‘Heartless,’ ‘Blinding Lights,’ and its title track – was given yet another reason to be celebrated when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) indicated the set’s two lead singles were certified Platinum.
The certification denotes sales equivalence of 1 million units in the United States.
They weren’t the only gems from his discography to get love from the organization. See the full list of updates below:
- “The Hills” – 11x Platinum
- “Can’t Feel My Face” – 8x Platinum
- “Starboy” – 8x Platinum
- “Earned It” – 7x Platinum
- “The Zone” – Platinum
As if the RIAA news isn’t enough, ‘Lights’ – just three months after ‘Heartless’ topped the Hot 100 (as we reported here) – is on track to shine atop the same tally next week (if industry analyst predictions are to be believed).
If the projection rings true, the Max Martin-produced cut will end the 11-week reign of Roddy Ricch‘s ‘The Box.’