DJ Khaled's 'Grateful' Goes Gold

"Wild Thoughts" and "Shining" were also certified.

Grateful gold

Grateful gold

Grateful gold

DJ Khaled just hit a major milestone with his latest album Grateful. On Friday, the album was certified gold (sales of 500,000 copies) by the Recording Industry Association of America. 

Khaled acknowledged the certification on Twitter.

We did it !! FAN LUV !! #GRATEFUL #GOLD !

— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) July 15, 2017

That wasn't Khaled's only honor of the day. The singles "Shining" and "Wild Thoughts" were both certified gold as well, and the hit "I'm the One" went triple platinum (sales of 3,000,000 copies). 

Khaled is no stranger to big-selling singles—he got his first platinum hit almost a decade ago with the posse cut "I'm So Hood." However, Mr. Fan Luv has only had one other album go gold—2016's Major Key.

Grateful's success is in large part due to its stellar array of guest artists. On the record's gold and platinum singles alone, collaborators include Rihanna, Bryson Tiller, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo, and Lil Wayne. The project moved almost 150,000 album equivalent units in its first week out, and an additional 70,000 its second week.

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