As evidenced by its short stay on the Billboard 200, August Alsina fans weren’t all that crazy about his long-awaited third studio album, ‘State of Emergency’ (2020), or the Jada Pinkett-Smith “entanglement” drama that preceded its release.
Yet, a recent announcement from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) suggests they are still in love with offerings from his debut studio effort (2014’s ‘Testimony’) – namely the hits ‘I Luv This Sh*t’ and ‘No Love.’
On April 21, the RIAA updated its logs to reveal the 28-year-old is now the proud owner of multiple new certification upgrades – mostly for songs found aboard his inaugural LP.
See the breakdown below.
2x Platinum (signifying sales equivalence of 2 million in the United States)
- ‘I Luv This Sh*t’ (featuring Chris Brown & Trey Songz) – Single
- ‘No Love’ (featuring Nicki Minaj) – Single
Gold (signifying sales equivalence of 500,000 in the United States)
- ‘Song Cry’ – Single
- ‘Make It Home’ (featuring Jeezy) – Single
- ‘Kissin’ on My Tattoos’ (featuring Lil Wayne) – Single
The advancements mark new RIAA territory for Alsina as ‘Luv’ and ‘No Love’ come as his first hit songs to earn certifications higher than Platinum.