In a year full of milestones for one of hip-hop’s most celebrated producers, it’s time to once again celebrate the work of DJ Khaled.
The Miami impresario has dominated 2017 with his album Grateful and now, the RIAA is officially recognizing this greatness, having officially certified the record as platinum, as per its sales and adjusted streaming numbers. The announcement was officially made today, August 23rd, exactly two months after the album’s release. It also marks Khaled’s first platinum-selling album.
Much of the heavy lifting in terms of giving the album exposure goes to the three monstrous singles it has produced thus far: “Shining,” where he teamed with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, “I’m the One,” which features Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne and his most recent chart-topper, “Wild Thoughts,” whose video featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller is the subject of a new contest Khaled is holding.
MY SON WAS BORN ON oct #23 my album #GRATEFUL came out June #23 Now my ALBUM IS PLATINUM ON AUGUST #23 and And my son turns 10 months today!! And the the album has #23 tracks and I got my own @jumpman23 safe to say #23 is special # .. FAN LUV WE DID IT !!! #DJKHALED #GRATEFUL ALBUM OFFICIALLY PLATINUM!!!!! @wethebestmusic!!!! @rocnation!!! @epicrecords !! _ FAN LUV THANK YOU SO MUCH NO WORDS CAN EXPLAIN HOW GRATEFUL I AM!! 3 #1 singles off one album and now the ALBUM PLATINUM WOW!!! FAN LUV WE ARE MAKING MORE HISTORY !!! NOTICE HOW I SAID MORE !!!! FAN LUV I LOVE YOU !!!!! @wethebestmusic @rocnation @epicrecords !!! FAN LUV WORLD WIDE LETS CELEBRATE ?!! MORE WINS !!! @asahdkhaled We did it !!!! ???????? @riaa_awards !! @wethebestmusic @rocnation !!!!!! @epicrecords !!! TODAY MY SON IS 10 months old !!!!