RIAA: Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’ and ’34+35′ Certified Platinum

Published: Friday 22nd Jan 2021 by Rashad

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).

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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.


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  1. Xavier January 22, 2021

    Okay so what we are not going to do is to call positions a flop. The album might reach a platinum status by March. I think your perceptions of the album would have changed if she released songs like, Off The Table or POV as the lead, and Just like Magic or even Nasty and the 2nd singles.

    As far as her Career goes, I think of all the ex-acts, Ariana has a shot of becoming an icon, but that depends on what she does with her career. I think she should take a 2-3 year break and comeback with a banging( not those Pathetic excuses of lead singles.Ariana is fast approaching 30 so I think she might as week give up her cute girl image and become a pop diva.

    All she needs is to create an album showcasing her vocal abilities, because that’s what she’s known for. Very good lyricism and good production to back it up. Ariana should just forget about singles as of now and focus more on her albums

    • Karen Maren January 22, 2021

      Slice it and dice it any way you want, the positions album is underwhelming.

      • Detruth January 22, 2021

        I love the positions album

  2. Karen Maren January 22, 2021


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