Drake’s double-disc album Scorpion is already certified platinum
According to BillBoard, Drake has scored yet another milestone: He is RIAA’s new top certified digital singles artist, having moved 142 million digital singles to date.
The RIAA revamped its Gold & Platinum Awards Program on Feb. 1, 2016, growing from a pure sales certification process to one that includes tracks and streams.
Meanwhile, Internet frenzy continues over Friday’s release (June 29) of Drake’s hotly anticipated double-disc album Scorpion — which is already certified platinum. (One equivalent album unit, as recognized by the RIAA, is equal to: one album sale, 10 tracks sold from an album, or 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video streams from an album.)