Platinum Certifications for NWA,Rae Sremmurd,ScHoolboy Q & More
Plaque season is upon us as people prepare their summer playlists.
Here’s the latest rundown of those who have received certifications from the RIAA.
N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton” single from the 2002 re-release of the group’s debut album gets the platinum nod for one million units sold. The track saw a surge in popularity with the release of the biopic of the same name that portrayed Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella’s rise to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Rae Sremmurd gets five certifications. The duo’s SremmLife LP gets a platinum plaque. Three of the album’s cuts, “Throw Sum Mo,” “This Could Be Us” and “Come Get Her” are recognized as selling one million units each. The megahit “No Type” is certified triple platinum. Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife 2 is set to drop in August.
Back in February, the RIAA changed its certification process to include audio and visual streams into its total tally for album and single sales.