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The Weeknd's 'Starboy' Album Pushes Past 1 Million Global Sales

The Weeknd might soon be adding another plaque to his walls.

After earning a whopping 10 RIAA certifications in 2016, The Weeknd might be on the verge of adding a few more plaques to his walls to kick off the 2017 calendar year.

The Toronto hitmaker sold another 106k copies of his newly-released Starboy album this past week, bringing his worldwide SPS (sales plus stream) total to 1,098,000.

While it's important to note that this doesn't mean the album has been officially certified Platinum by RIAA—awards are only given out for sales and streams that are accumulated domestically—it does indicate that The Weeknd's third major label studio album will soon enjoy the same fate as his last. The singer's 2015 album Beauty Behind The Madness was certified 3x Platinum on April 28, 2016. 

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For those wondering, a Gold or Platinum RIAA certification is not automatic; a record label—in this case, Republic Records—must request certification for an award to be handed out.

This past December, less than three months after it was officially released, the album's title track (and lead single) was certified 2x Platinum. Though the full album has not yet been awarded a Gold certification by RIAA—Gold comes before Platinum, kiddos—that single plaque shouldn't be lonely for very long.



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