Cardi B Celebrates Her & Offset's Utter Commercial Dominance

Twas’ the night time earlier than Christmas, and Cardi B continues to flex on the naysayers. Some imagine she has already gone mad with energy, although in actuality, she has earned the fitting to somewhat bit chest pounding. After all, few have come to dominate the charts like she has, as evidenced by her plaques on plaques on plaques. In reality, the sheer marketability  Invasion Of Privacy positioned her in a uniquely unique crowd: the double platinum membership. As she’s fast to level out Instagram, solely three albums hit the milestone in 2018. Her personal, Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys, and Migos’ Culture II. 

Cardi mirrored on the RIAA statistics with a well-earned boast. “Keep within the household !! Only three albums went 2X platinum this 12 months,” she writes, as soon as once more rekindling the narrative that her and Offset are as soon as once more transferring as a unit. Of course, she may very well be alluding the the shared Quality Control connection, although it is definitely secure to imagine that the familial connection is extra in keeping with her and Offset’s penchant for business dominance. 

Of course, it is a huge accomplishment for Migos as nicely; although some felt Culture II did not dwell as much as the hype, it definitely gave us no scarcity bangers, together with “Narcos,” “Walk It Talk It,” “Made Man,” and “Motor Sport.”

Joyner Lucas Earns Gold Plaque For "I'm Not Racist"

Joyner Lucas has been staking his declare on the rap sport. Though the lyricist has but to drop f his upcoming ADHD album, he has managed to search out himself in a spread participating conditions nonetheless. To begin, Joyner realized a youthful dream and linked up along with his favourite rapper Eminem on “Lucky You,” whereupon Marshall’s ubiquity helped safe Lucas his first platinum plaque. Later, Joyner confronted f in a spirited competitors with Tory Lanez, that yielded a pair diss tracks apiece, and a seemingly infinite surplus bars. Now, it will seem that Joyner goes to be in want some extra wall area. The rapper has earned himself one other plaque – this time, the golden selection – for final 12 months’s “I am Not Racist.”

Joyner Lucas – “I am Not Racist”

Collaborator and pal Boi-1da took to Instagram to congratulate Joyner’s accomplishment. “This is extra an announcement than a music,” he writes, citing the monitor’s inspirational message concord amidst a time divide. Many have come to reward the music for its subject material, and the clip at present stands at a still-growing 102 million views on Youtube. It looks like a platinum improve is an inevitability at this level. Congratulations to Joyner Lucas for this one!

Nicki Minaj's "Queen" Eligible For Platinum Status In The US: Report

Nicki Minaj’s fourth studio album has reached platinum standing. The rollout for Queen was immaculate, with a number of singles serving to Minaj flip up the warmth. “Barbie Tingz,” “Chun-Li,” “Rich Sex” that includes Lil Wayne, and “FEFE” with Tekashi 6ix9ine all helped propel the gross sales Queen. Then, after Travis Scott’s Astroworld beat Queen for the highest spot on Billboard‘s 200 chart, all hell broke free. Minaj took pictures at Scott’s retail strategies, blamed Kylie Jenner and Stormi for serving to enhance Astroworld gross sales, and pulled the sexism card. It appeared that she felt robbed out incomes the primary album. The drama was unbefitting a Queen, however now her hip-hop highness can really feel vindicated as Queen has hit the coveted platinum mark. 

Queen fell from the highest ten spots on Billboard inside its first 5 weeks. Released on August 10th, the album has been on the charts for eight weeks and at the moment sits within the thirteenth slot. Scott’s Astroworld has additionally remained on the charts, and sits just a few locations above Minaj’s Queen within the seventh slot. Queen options appearances from Eminem, Lil Wayne, Future, Swae Lee, Foxy Brown, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, and extra. 

Bill Cosby's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Vandalized With Permanent Marker

Donald Trump’s Hollywood Star was beforehand smashed into 1,000,000 items so it was solely a matter time till Bill Cosby’s Walk Of Fame plaque was vandalized. Being as Bill was simply sentenced to 10 years behind bars for sexual assault, somebody has taken it into their very own palms to mutilate his star on the bottom in hopes it being eliminated fully. 

As seen within the photograph under, “SERIAL RAPIST” and “#METOO” was written on Bill’s piece in everlasting marker. Although the added feedback are understood by many, it has carried out nothing to make it go away because the Hollywood Chamber Commerce launched a press release explaining how Bill’s plaque and anybody else’s on the bottom won’t ever be eliminated. 

“The Hollywood Walk Fame is a historic report leisure figures previous and current. Once put in, the celebrities turn out to be half the historic material the Walk Fame, a ‘designated historic cultural landmark,’ and are meant to be everlasting,” the assertion learn. “The stars solely commemorate the recipient’s pressional accomplishments. It is regrettable when the non-public lives inductees don’t measure as much as public requirements and expectations; nevertheless, the Hollywood Chamber Commerce doesn’t take away stars from the Walk Fame.”

Mike Dean Shows Off All The Plaques He's Gotten Thanks To Travis Scott

Mike Dean is one essentially the most influential producers and engineers in all the world. It’s not ten that a mixing or mastering engineer’s work is within the highlight as a lot as an artist however that is positively the case with Mike Dean. Many know him as Kanye West’s go-to man however he is additionally labored carefully with Travis Scott over time, crafting the sounds for every his albums alongside the best way. You title it, he is labored on it. Rodeo, verify. Birds, verify. Astroworld, verify. Mike is an integral half Travis’ profession and he is handled as such. In reality, he is even bought all the platinum and gold plaques to indicate for it, making up for all of the blood, sweat, tears, and lengthy nights spent within the studio.

The producer pulled as much as Instagram this week to flaunt all the plaques he is acquired for his onerous work on Travis’ albums. He ran by all of them, presenting the Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight body and having fun with the visible success Rodeo. After being bombarded with “DROP ASTRO” messages on his web page for months, the engineer can lastly relaxation… till the subsequent La Flame mission is introduced.

Mike Dean and Travis Scott are mainly a strolling hit. We’re certain to listen to extra work from the 2 as Travis continues to evolve as an artist.

Lil Xan Urinates On "Betrayed" Plaque After Noah Cyrus Breakup

This certainly did not last a long time. After a few short weeks, Lil Xan and Noah Cyrus appear to be calling it quits. Xan has been on his Instagram story over the last hour talking about how he feels he’s been “used,” noting that people have manipulated him his entire life. If that’s true, you gotta feel for him. However, the way he’s coping with the pain is a little questionable.

Earlier today, Diego noted how he believed his girlfriend, Noah Cyrus, was cheating on him. The revelation was especially surprising considering how close the two had gotten, showing lots love at the VMA’s red carpet. Whether or not his partner was unfaithful, Xan decided to take extreme measures, placing his platinum plaque for the single “Betrayed” in the toilet and urinating on it. For some reason, the artist decided to videotape himself in the process. This is all too reminiscent Xan’s actions earlier this year, keying his own car in an act self-deprecation. The performer wrote in the post, “THIS PLAQUE MEANS NOTHING MY FANS MEAN EVERYTHING.” 

In Noah’s eyes, this is all just a big misunderstanding. She wrote on her own Instagram story that she texted him a meme Charlie Puth photoshopped onto a porn star’s body, which led Xan to believing he was being cheated on. This situation gets weirder by the minute…

Travis Scott's "Astroworld" Hits Platinum Status

Despite finding himself thrust into the middle a hostile discourse with fellow August 10th album alumni Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott has been content to let the good vibes roll. After landing the number one album and basking in the spoils his Astroworld merchandise run, Scott continues to build his win column. Chart Data has indicated that Scott’s album is indeed eligible for platinum certification. It’s not Scott’s first plaque, but considering his hard-fought battle with the rival he never asked for, perhaps it may be his most cherished.

While the nature both Astroworld and Queen’s rollout led to both parties pulling out all the stops, subsequently raising questions over ethical album sale practices, it feels like all is fair in love and war. Suffice it to say, Travis’ merchandise tie-in packages paid dividends; it stands to reason that the breakout popularity “Sicko Mode” also played a pivotal role. Congrats to Travis Scott for this one. Are ya’ll still bumping Astroworld?

Tyga & Offset's "Taste" Goes Gold

There’s no denying that Tyga is enjoying life right now. In what might have surprised a few ardent haters, the rapper received the first ficial LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers jersey courtesy team co-owner Jesse Buss. While Tyga spends his days flexing in exclusive gear, he can also enjoy the sound ever-stacking residuals, courtesy his summer smash hit “Taste.” While the song was undoubtedly destined for greatness from the jump (Kanye West actually dubbed the ass-laden video one the greatest all time clips), it would appear that Tyga’s efforts have gone on to materialize into something tangible.

According to a press release, Tyga and Offset’s “Taste” has ficially gone Gold. With ninety million streams on Spotify and a video viewcount to match, “Taste” is further testament to Tyga’s occasionally questioned commercial bility. Perhaps this is enough to quell some the doubters, and provide Tyga with the motivation to continue delivering hit after hit. Clearly, the year has been good to him thus far, and at this rate, a platinum plaque seems inevitability.

Congratulations to Tyga and Offset, who has recently enjoyed the birth his new baby daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. Wins for everyone.

Childish Gambino's "This Is America" Goes Platinum

Childish Gambino’s deeply evocative “This Is America” single has gone Platinum according to the RIAA. The single’s success is no surprise at all, but the question the song alone generating interest without the accompanying video, is what makes this feat so remarkable. “This Is America” has held the number one position on several divisional charts since debuting on May 7th, the weekend Donald Glover literally made Saturday Night Live his very own playground.

“This Is America” debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 100, and held the spot for two consecutive weeks before yielding to Drake’s “Nice for What” video single. NPR described the visual components as “a shocking and brilliantly produced video for the song that’s left fans and music critics scratching their heads for days.” I concur that in the subsequent days after its release, I had a conversation centered on “This Is America” with every one my close friends, and countless others who love to blabber for the sake it. Some people have been reticent to a form an opinion, largely because they have a hard time passing credit, out spite it seems. In a sense song and video are hard to disentangle, but the streaming record speaks for itself. Fans have found reason to enjoy the record without the visual crutch.