Dua Lipa‘s sophomore album, the March 2020-released ‘Future Nostalgia,’ is arguably the year’s most aggressively promoted project – especially on the global front.
Kicked off by the Hot 100 smash hit, ‘Don’t Start Now’ (which peaked at #2), the LP saw that tune and follow-ups ‘Break My Heart,’ ‘Levitating,’ and ‘Physical’ showcased on multiple late nite TV platforms as well as major award shows and TV specials around the world throughout the year. To add, the opus was even repackaged via a star-studded deluxe edition highlighted with appearances from Queen of Pop Madonna, Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani, and more.
The promo pushes not only helped those songs find impressive placements all across the Hot 100, but also kept their parent album buoyant in the Billboard 200’s highest quadrant even 36 weeks after its release.
That ongoing success was rewarded by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) last week.
See how inside:
On December 17, the RIAA announced Lipa’s sophomore set had crossed its threshold for Gold certification – a measure that denotes 500,000 in sales in the United States alone.
The win comes as the second certified LP of her career and follows the Platinum status of her self-titled debut album.
What’s more, multiple singles from ‘Future Nostalgia’ boast plaques from the organization – ‘Physical’ (Gold), ‘Break My Heart’ (Platinum), and ‘Don’t Start Now’ (3x Platinum).
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