Thanks to the ongoing success of her sixth studio album, ‘Positions,’ and the content found within, Ariana Grande finds herself in a familiar position – earning shiny new plaques from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The January 18 update to its logs revealed ‘Positions’ – the lead single from Ariana’s latest album of the same name – had met the organization’s threshold for Platinum status, a measure that denotes sales equivalence of 1 million in the United States alone. What’s more, refreshed calculations showed ’34+35′ – the LP’s second official single – was similarly certified on the same day.
The upgraded award for the latter came just three days after the premiere of its highly anticipated remix featuring chart-topping rappers Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion (click here to listen). It’s likely the commercial response to said mix will not only boost it back up the Billboard Hot 100 but will also aid its push toward the RIAA’s next certification threshold.
With the addition of ’34+35′ and ‘Positions’ to her overall RIAA tally, Grande – with a reported 54.5 million records sold – maintains her spot as the fifth most certified female artist of the digital era. Only Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga have sold more.