Who Needs Radio? Future's "Commas" Goes Gold Despite Minimal Airplay

Future keeps winning has his "Commas" single reaches the 500,000 units sold mark.

There isn't a lot that hasn't been said about Future and the year he's had up to this point. His trio of mixtapes—Monster, Beast Mode and 56 Nights—are, in many circles, already regarded as modern-day street classics and his DS2 album debuted at number one and has sold over 150k units to date, in addition to basically taking over the Internet during its release week. And did we mention Future became only the second act to debut at the top of Billboard's Artist 100 chart as a result of the album's success?

Now we have yet another achievement to add to Future's impressive summer, as his "Commas" single was just certified Gold by the RIAA, surpassing 500,000 units sold (evidenced by the following tweet by close associate Anthony Saleh).

What's most impressive about this feat is that the single never cracked the Top 40 on Billboard's Top 100, which takes into account radio airplay in addition to sales and streaming data. The single's peak position? Number 55 (currently sits at 95). Congrats to Future, setting yet another example of hip-hop success in 2015 despite minimal radio play



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