The Atlanta rapper, who released his No. 1 album I Never Liked You earlier this year, now has nine albums and 68 songs certified gold or platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. That means he’s got one of the highest totals in recorded history, and the plaque was presented to him by RIAA COO Michele Ballantyne during an event at Soho House Miami Beach this week.
“We’re thrilled to celebrate that Future now has 95 million RIAA certified units spanning 9 albums and 68 separate singles! He’s in an elite group—very few artists have achieved this level of success in the history of our nearly 65 year old program. Congratulations to Future and his incredible Epic Records and Freebandz teams!” said Ballantyne, seen in the center of the photo below. Also there for the presenting of the plaque, from left to right, were Epic Records chairwoman and CEO Sylvia Rhone, Epic EVP and head of A&R Ezekiel Lewis, and Epic EVP and GM Rick Sackheim:
Future has continued to smash records in recent years, and he became the fifth artist in history to debut at both No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 when he dropped I Never Liked You earlier this year. On the day of the album’s release, he was the most-streamed artist on Spotify worldwide. The LP earned the distinction of being named his eighth No. 1 to date, and moved the most seven-day units of his career so far. His 100 million certifications milestone isn’t far off.
The plaque comes days after Future headlined Rolling Loud Miami, where he brought out special guest Travis Scott.