J. Cole, N.W.A & Plies All Earn Platinum Plaques, Because the RIAA’s #NewRules

blame it on Meka July 27, 2016

Thanks to the new changes by the RIAA, more albums are earning gold or platinum plaques more frequently than ever before. As such, singles are earning them even faster.

Remember when the RIAA decided to add “silver” certifications, too? Because #NewRules or something.

Anyways, a post on Reddit has revealed a list of every song to have now reached the “new standard” of record sales. While some, such as Desiigner’s “Panda” and Yo Gotti’s “Down In The DM” are expected, there are some head-scratchers and other surprises as well.

G Eazy – I Mean It f. Remo
KiD CuDi – Just What I Am f. King Chip
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Downtown f. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz
O.T. Genasis – Coco
E-40 – U And Dat f. T-Pain & Kandi Girl
Tory Lanez – Say It
Kevin Gates – 2 Phones
Desiigner – Panda
Yo Gotti – Down In The DM
J . Cole – No Role Modelz
Fetty Wap – My Way f. Monty
Plies – Shawty f. T-Pain
Plies – Hypnotized (feat. Akon)
Plies – Bust It Baby (Part 2) f. Ne-Yo
Wale – Lotus Flower Bomb f. Miguel
Future – Low Life f. The Weeknd
Nelly – The Fix f. Jeremih
N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton
J. Cole – Wet Dreamz
Rae Sremmurd – Come Get Her
Rae Sremmurd – Throw Sum Mo f. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug
Rae Sremmurd – This Could Be Us
Kevin Gates – Really Really
Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz
Young Thug – Best Friend
Missy Elliot – Get Ur Freak On
Missy Elliot – Work It
Fat Joe & Remy Ma – All The Way Up f. French Montana & Infared

To wit, a rather obscure Nelly song earned the same certfication as the legendary opener from N.W.A’s influential album. Plies, after a decade-long career, has finally landed his first platinum plaques. And J. Cole is still going platinum on an album with no features. However, Black Jesus and Joke The Bailbondsman have yet to see a plaque. Something in the milk ain’t clean.