J. Cole’s 2011 album Cole World: The Sideline Story and 2013’s Born Sinner were certified Platinum on Tuesday (February 9) in accordance with the RIAA‘s new certification guidelines totaling sales of 1 million units sold each.
The RIAA announced new certification rules on February 1 which includes official audio and video streams as part of the total singles or albums sold.
The Fayetteville, North Carolina rapper’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive was named Platinum the day the RIAA announced their new guidelines which gave the Roc Nation artist Platinum status for all three of his studio albums.
Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint is now certified Multi-platinum totaling sales of two million units sold while Future’s Dirty Sprite 2 and Kid Ink’s My Own Lane both earned Gold certifications totaling sales of 500,000 units sold per each respective project.
Kendrick Lamar‘s Grammy-nominated album To Pimp A Butterfly was previously certified Platinum under the RIAA’s new guidelines as well as Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise and Wale’s Ambition.