News: Kanye West's "Yeezus" Finally Hits Platinum Status
Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 12:25PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's Yeezus summer release is now reaping the benefits of having a platinum-selling album after pushing out one million copies.
According to reports, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified the LP as platinum.
Kanye West can add another plaque to his wall. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper's latest album Yeezus has been certified platinum. As of January 8, the album has officially sold 1 million copies in the U.S. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) made the announcement, tweeting, "Congratulations to @kanyewest on his 7th @RIAA #Platinum album award for Yeezus - he's 7 for 7!" This marks Kanye's seventh platinum album, starting with his 2004 debut The College Dropout and including his 2011 collaborative album with Jay Z, Watch the Throne. Upon its release in June 2013, Yeezus debuted at No. 1 with 327,000 copies sold in its first week. (Rap-Up)
In a mini-rant last month, Mr. West questioned why his summer release could have been embraced by so many music critics but only received two Grammy nods.
Where's the Grammy love for Kanye?! At least that's what the egotistcal rapper is asking. West performed in Phoenix Tuesday night, and during one of his onstage rants, the artist complained about only receiving two Grammy nominations this year-one for Best Rap Album, and the other for Best Rap Song. A paranoid West complained to the audience"And Yeezus is the top one or two album on every single list but only gets two nominations from the Grammys. What are they trying to say?" I don't know Kanye-maybe there's a massive anti-Kanye movement going on or something. Seriously, bro, relax! (RumorFix)
Kanye's Yeezus dominated TIME's Top 10 list at number one.
1. Yeezus - Kanye West 2. Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend 3. mbv - My Bloody Valentine 4. Who Is William Onyeabor? - William Onyeabor 5. The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You - Neko Case 6. Electricity by Candlelight - Alex Chilton 7. Cut 4 Me - Kelela 8. The Electric Lady - Janelle Monáe 9. Mole City - Quasi 10. Matangi - M.I.A. (TIME)
The rap star's latest solo offering also sits at number one on Entertainment Weekly's list.
1. Yeezus - Kanye West 2. Nothing Was the Same - Drake 3. Bangerz - Miley Cyrus 4. Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves 5. Kiss Land - The Weeknd 6. Paramore - Paramore 7. Hummingbird - Local Natives 8. My Name Is My Name - Pusha T 9. Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend 10. Doris - Earl Sweatshirt (Entertainment Weekly)
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