RIAA: Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj’s ‘Side to Side’ Now 6x Platinum, ‘Into You’ at 4x Platinum

Published: Wednesday 14th Apr 2021 by Rashad

Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj‘s megahit, ‘Side to Side,’ has wobbled its way to 6x Platinum status at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The 2016 song, the third single from Grande’s third album ‘Dangerous Woman,’ peaked at #4 on the Hot 100 at the height of its popularity – making it the highest charting single of the era.

Now, nearly 5 years after first impacting charts and radio, the Max Martin-produced tune is still leading the LP in garnered accolades.

See what we mean inside:

Just days after announcing Ariana’s latest era, ‘Positions,’ had seen the certification status of its album and singles upgraded (click here for more details), the RIAA announced Monday (April 12) that ‘Side to Side’ led a slew of new updates from the diva’s most critically acclaimed era to date – ‘Dangerous Woman.’

Beyond ‘Side’ being advanced to 6x Platinum (meaning it’s sold the equivalence of 6 million units in the United States alone), look below to see the new shiny plaques set to line Ari’s wall.

4x Platinum

  • ‘Dangerous Woman’ (Single)
  • ‘Into You’ (Single)

2x Platinum

  • ‘Focus’ (Single)
  • ‘Dangerous Woman’ (Album)

1x Platinum

  • ‘Be Alright’ (Single)
  • ‘Let Me Love You (featuring Lil Wayne)’ (Single)

With the updates above, ‘Side’ ties Grande’s previously 6x Platinum-certified hit, ‘Problem,’ to become her second-highest RIAA certified hit to date.  As we reported here, only the 8x Platinum-certified ‘Bang Bang’ (alongside Nicki Minaj and Jessie J) ranks higher.

The collective sales updates bring the GRAMMY winner’s cumulative career total to 63.5 million in the United States – a sum that puts her in 5th place in the RIAA’s history books among female digital sellers.

As of time reported, only Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga have sold more in the same territory.


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  1. Revolution April 15, 2021

    Ppl need to remember these are SINGLES not ALBUMS.. these b****** be inflating there number of ‘records sold’

    • akathexfactor April 15, 2021

      Shut up loser!

  2. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) April 15, 2021

    Nice pic tho. No b o o b s VS. fake b o o b s 😂🤣😂🤣

  3. Iwhyyyte n bllacc bitchezz April 15, 2021

    Nicki is a sexxy artist..no more kiddie artists like Ariana…she really for lil girls 13. Minaj should not do no more song with kid like artists she to s***.

  4. akathexfactor April 15, 2021

    Congrats to Nicki & Ariana!!

  5. Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 May 31, 2021


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