Like Chance The Rapper, Kanye West is making history in streaming as well.
West’s 2016 album, The Life Of Pablo, recently notched over three billion streams worldwide since its initial release on February 14th, 2016. Thanks to that achievement, Pablo has become the first album to go platinum strictly off of streaming.
Reported by Pitchfork, West’s “living, breathing, changing, creative expression” has become the first streaming-only album in history to nab an RIAA certification. It had also become the first streaming-only album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
This comes after Chance’s own Coloring Book became the first streaming-only album to chart in the Billboard Top 200 (peaking at No. 8), and the first streaming-only album to win a GRAMMY Award.