Purple Lamborghini By Skrillex and Rick Ross Just Went Platinum

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When Skrillex and Rick Ross released “Purple Lamborghini” on July 22, 2016, both artists knew what they were sitting on. The song was released as a single for the motion picture soundtrack for the Suicide Squad film and had Jared Leto reprise his role for the official music video. On Decemeber 6th, “Purple Lamborghini” received

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The Chainsmokers Had Two Songs Go Platinum Today

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As The Chainsmokers are currently embarking on their Memories…Do Not Open tour, The Chainsmokers received some pretty surprising news today. On Twitter, The Chainsmokers wrote that two of their tracks just went platinum in the United States. The first song that went platinum was their single with Coldplay titled “Something Just Like This,” while their

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Grey, Zedd & Hailee Steinfeld’s Hit Collab “Starving” Goes Platinum in the U.S.

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Since EDM’s explosion in popularity, many crossover tracks have made their way to top 40 radio and sold thousands of copies. Zedd, one of the genre’s leading crossover ambassadors, has experienced some of the most success from adapting his electro house sound to fit pop radio, with hits like “Clarity,” “Stay the Night” and “I Want You to Know” selling over a million copies — or going platinum under the Recording Industry Association of America‘s classification for single sales.

This week,  we learned Zedd has yet another hit to add to his roster of platinum-earning singles, his very first as a featured artist: “Starving,” his hit collaboration with duo Grey and actress-turned-pop star Hailee Steinfeld. “Starving” released in July 2016 with both chart and critical success, with the three performing the track live at events like the Nickeloden HALO Awards show, and now the single has earned a spot atop the platinum-earning RIAA singles ranks. Congratulations to Grey, Hailee Steinfeld and Zedd!

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Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha’s ‘In The Name Of Love’ Goes Platinum

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As Martin Garrix’s first single with Sony/RCA, “In The Name Of Love” was a remarkably successful tune. The track peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Hot 100, though it not as successful as neither Bebe Rexha’s or Martin Garrix’s previously charting tracks.

The track reached Gold certification on December 12th, 2016, and the RIAA has officially declared the song as Platinum certified on January 9th, 2017, meaning it’s sold over one million units in the United States. Under RIAA’s revised conditions, 150 streams are equivalent to one download, an amendment that factors hugely in today’s music landscape.

 

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RIAA Honors Drake, Rihanna, DJ Khaled, Desiigner & Kevin Gates For 2016 Top Certified Awards

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(AllHipHop News) Several rap stars had a very commercially successful year in 2016.

The Recording Industry Association of America honored some of those performers with special #RIAATopCertified recognition.

Year-end highlights for the organization’s Platinum/Gold awards included honoring Drake, DJ Khaled, Desiigner, and Kevin Gates.

Drake received the Top Album Award for Views going 4x platinum in 2016.

The OVO head’s “One Dance” was also among the seven songs to collect a 4x Multi-Platinum Song Award.

Desiigner was included in that group as well with the #1 single “Panda” earning quadruple platinum status.

DJ Khaled was the only act to earn three R&B/Hip Hop Song Awards.

The We The Best founder’s “I Got The Keys” and “For Free” secured Platinum certifications, while “Do You Mind” scored a Gold plaque.

Islah by Kevin Gates was recognized by the RIAA for being the only debut album to reach platinum status last year.

In addition, Rihanna was one of only two acts – along with The Chainsmokers – to collect two 4x Multi-Platinum Song Awards (“Work” and “Needed Me”).

Calvin Harris lands another video with 1 billion views

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Earlier this month, Calvin Harris joined YouTube’s coveted Billion Views Club with the music video for “This Is What You Came For,” becoming only the third EDM song ever to reach such a lofty milestone. The Rihanna-assisted smash joined the same ranks as Major Lazer‘s “Lean On,” and “Wake Me Up” by Avicii. Now, for the second time in under a month, the Scottish hit-maker is breaking back into the billion bracket with 2014’s inescapable “Summer.” The track becomes just the 36th video to ever claim the achievement.

2016 has been an incredibly successful year for Harris, who also received a diamond certification for his first Rihanna collaboration, 2011’s “We Found Love.” The tune was the first piece of dance music to ever receive diamond certification from the RIAA. With the addition of two videos accumulating over a billion views each in the same year, it’s safe to say Calvin Harris still incontestably rules mainstream pop’s intersection with dance music.

Hardwell’s “Spaceman” Finally Goes Gold In The US

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Originally released in February 2012, Hardwell’s “Spaceman” has gone on to become one of his biggest hits of all time (in no small part to the festival trap remix from Carnage).

Now, after more than four years, the single has finally been certified Gold in the US by the RIAA, after selling more than 500,000 copies. Ironically, the award was presented to Hardwell after his performance at the 538 Jingle Ball in Amsterdam.

Hardwell remarked in a press release, “This award is the greatest Christmas gift I could think of. I think it’s amazing that ‘Spaceman’ has so many downloads in America!”

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Drake’s ‘Views’ Certified 4X Platinum; DJ Khaled’s “Major Key’ Certified Gold

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(AllHipHop News) Drake’s highly successful 2016 continues.

The RIAA released its latest list of platinum certifications, and the OVO leader’s Views album is now 4-times platinum.

Views went platinum in a week by collecting 1.04 million equivalent album units in its first seven days of release.

The R&B/rap project was certified double platinum in June and then triple platinum in August.

Drake’s “For Free” collaborator DJ Khaled earned a new plaque as well.

Khaled was awarded a gold certification for his 9th studio album Major Key.

The Snapchat king’s most recent body of work became Khaled’s first number one album, knocking Views from the top spot.

Major Key opened with 96,000 equivalent album units.

Flume and Kai’s ‘Never Be Like You’ has gone double platinum

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Flume officially broke out of dance popularity and into mainstream stardom behind the release of his sophomore album Skin earlier this year. The album boasted Flume’s masterful method of experimentation and showedcased major strides of development from his self-titled debut in 2012. Skin is a contender for electronic record of the year, and its pop appeal has been largely due to the overwhelming success of the LP’s standout single, “Never Be Like You.” The track earned the Aussie beatmaker his first-ever platinum certification, and now he’s doubled down, with the Kai-assisted hit going double platinum in the U.S..

“Never Be Like You” roped in a number of high profile remixes too, with Martin Solveig, Disclosure, and Wave Racer all offering their takes on one of the year’s biggest tunes.

Flume has incontestably had the biggest year of his career in 2016. Between Skin, a newly-released companion EP, a world tour, and now two platinum plaques to boot, its hard to make the case that any electronic artist is riding a higher wave than Flume at the moment.

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The Chainsmokers Go Triple Platinum On Three Records

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The Chainsmokers are back at it again breaking new ground for EDM. Last week the New York-based duo gleefully shared the news that all three of their top charting singles of the past year, “Roses”, “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer” have all been certified triple platinum status by the RIAA (Recording IndAssociationcation of America).

Platinum status is achieved once a single sells 1 million copies or reaches the equivalent with the streaming conversion – no easy feat indeed. Yet, somehow The Chainsmokers have managed to do that on three out of their last five singles. The jury’s still out on “All We Know” which has yet to break into the top 10 of the Hot 100, unlike the other three singles, but may still reach charting success yet.

Congrats again to The Chainsmokers on another incredible achievement in 2016!

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