Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has shed light on reaching platinum status with his latest solo effort, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
Writing on Twitter, West thanked all of his 2 million followers for their support.
“THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR MAKING MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY OFFICIALLY PLATINUM!!!,” West tweeted Sunday (January 16) evening. (Kanye West’s Twitter)
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)
As of last week, 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)
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