News: Wake Up Mr. West, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" Hits Platinum
Sunday, Jan 16, 2011 11:00AM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has officially reached platinum status, according to new reports.
Based on weekend reports, West's new album became certified platinum on January 11th.
Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy received platinum certification. This gives him a handful of successful platinum LP's, The College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation and 808s & Heartbreak. Five straight certifications, with his collaboration project Watch The Throne with Jay-Z on the way. Hats off to Kanye West this album is a certified 5-mic as well! (The Source)
Last year, G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T talked to SOHH about Ye's new album receiving a rare, perfect rating from XXL Magazine.
"Kanye is well-deserving of an XXL rating, whether he got it or not," Pusha told SOHH. "Rapping? People aren't f*cking with him rapping. Musically? People aren't f*cking with him. This is like he's pushing the bar. He's doing all of this awesome sh*t and at the same time he's keeping [a straight] face about it. That within itself says 'I win.' He wins, with the XXL rating and all of that, he wins." (SOHH)
Former Fugees frontman Wyclef Jean also recently named Kanye West's comeback his personal favorite of 2010.
"My favorite album of 2010," Clef said. "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Kanye West. I feel like that album represents completion as a whole." (Billboard)
Based on last week's reports, Ye's new LP has sold over 915,000 physical records.
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy moved down two slots to No. 7 with 33,200. With seven weeks in the books, Yeezy's comeback LP has shelled out 915,400 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out some recent Kanye West footage below: