Drake Becomes The First Artiste In RIAA History To Surpass 200 Million Certified Single Units

BY JO Mensah October 28, 2023 2:10 AM EDT
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Canadian rapper Drake has registered his name in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The rapper has become the first artiste to surpass 200 million certified single units, according to the RIAA.

Rapper’s impressive RIAA records

Drake’s list of accomplishments does not stop at singles, as his albums have also been making waves in the industry. His critically acclaimed album Take Care has now achieved an impressive 8x platinum status, while Nothing Was the Same stands at 6x platinum. Thank Me Later follows closely behind at 4x platinum, and his most recent release, Certified Lover Boy, has reached 3x platinum. Her Loss is also making waves with a 2x platinum status.

On the singles front, Drake’s hit songs have proven to be just as popular. His track Hold On, We’re Going Home, featuring Majid Jordan, has achieved an astounding 9x platinum certification. Three of his iconic songs, Headlines, Started From the Bottom, and The Motto, featuring Lil Wayne, all boast 8x platinum certifications. Notably, the collaboration with Rihanna, Take Care, has reached an impressive 7x platinum certification.

This milestone of 200 million certified single units solidifies Drake’s status as one of the most influential and successful artists in the music industry. His unique blend of hip-hop and R&B has resonated with fans worldwide, earning him a dedicated following and numerous awards throughout his career.

The RIAA, responsible for certifying gold and platinum records in the United States, has acknowledged the rapper’s extraordinary accomplishments. Drake’s music has consistently received recognition for its commercial success and cultural impact, and this latest achievement underscores his continued dominance in modern-day music.

Drake’s latest album debuts a No.1 on Billboard

Drake has once again proven he is the king of the Billboard charts as his latest album, For All The Dogs, debuted at the number one spot on the UK Billboard charts. It marks the sixth time, a Drake project has reached the summit of the charts in the United Kingdom.

For All The Dogs, Drake’s latest album has not only conquered the charts but also gained widespread acclaim from both music critics and fans.

The album’s success can be attributed to its compelling lyrics, distinctive sound, and Drake’s signature style, which has won him a large and diverse audience.