Publish date:

SZA's 'Ctrl' Certified Platinum, One of Five New RIAA Awards

Go Gina.

In an interview with GQ earlier in the week, SZA made clear that, while not taking home a GRAMMY Award earlier this year was disappointing, it's "bigger than me and a fucking trophy."

Well, what about a plaque? Or five?

On Thursday, the RIAA announced that not only is SZA's debut album, Ctrl, officially Platinum-certified, but additionally, four singles from the album have also earned new certifications. "Love Galore" and "The Weekend" are now double-Platinum, while "Broken Clocks" and "Garden (Say It Like Dat)" are Gold.



Moneybagg Yo, Mick Jenkins & Bktherula: Best of the Week

Moneybagg Yo, Mick Jenkins, and Bktherula had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.


Laycon Will Not Be Boxed In

With a crazy work ethic, Laycon is more than an avatar of rap for Nigeria. He breaks it down for Audiomack World.


Chavo Is Ready to Shine

Chavo is making luxury trap for a new generation. We spoke with the artist with the co-sign from Pi'erre Bourne.

It shouldn't be long before SZA adds another certification to her resume, either. "All The Stars," her collaboration with labelmate Kendrick Lamar for Black Panther The Album, is currently No. 7 and rising on the Billboard Hot 100. Since its release on January 4, the record has generated 160 million plays on Spotify and a combined 63 million views on YouTube.



Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q Earn New Platinum Certificates

Believe it or not, it's the first solo Platinum single for either star.

Capturing Weightlessness of Being Heard: One Year with SZA’s Debut, ‘Ctrl’

The Pursuit to Just Feel Better: One Year With SZA’s ‘Ctrl’

One year later, ‘Ctrl’ remains a daily meditation on what I do and do not deserve.

Every Track on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is now RIAA-Certified

Every Track on Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Is Now RIAA-Certified

Pulitzer Kenny now has 28 career RIAA certifications. Damn.


SZA on 'Ctrl' Follow-Up: "I'll Probably Be Done in the Next Six Months"

"I have less anxiety [now] about the things that hindered me putting this album out."


Gucci Mane's "Both" is Certified Platinum Because Drake

"Both" is officially Guwop's first Platinum single as a lead artist.