5 Favorite Albums That Just Went Platinum Because Of The New RIAA Rules

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Yesterday, a major milestone was reached in music and for its artists, as the RIAA announced their new rules as far as counting sales for artists. The RIAA revealed that 150 streams/views of a track for an artist will be equal to one download, and 10 tracks is equal to one album. Not only will artists be able to count their streams and views on Youtube into their album and single sales, but some have already reached platinum status because of these rules. This is definitely a game-changer for artists, especially in hip hop, where it’s seemed to be much more difficult to reach platinum status in the game as of lately.

Kendrick Lamar at Reebok And Kendrick Lamar Take Over The Streets, West Hollywood 2015

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Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise

Big Sean at LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 16: Rapper Big Sean performs during Rock in Rio USA at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds on May 16, 2015

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Big Sean’s critically acclaimed Dark Sky Paradise album has finally reached platinum status a little less than a year after it’s release.

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Day 2

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K. Dot’s sophomore album of this past year has reached platinum status, despite that a rep from TDE says that they aren’t recognizing the feat until the album is physically or digitally sold at a million copies.