Kanye West Earns 7th Straight Platinum Album with ‘Yeezus’

By Shannon Carlin

Kanye West‘s Yeezus might not have earned the kind of first week sales that people boast about—327,000 to be exact—but he’s more than made up for it in the recent months.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Kanye’s latest album has gone Platinum after seven months.

This means that’s all seven of his albums—The College Dropout (2004), Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), 808s & Heartbreak (2008), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), Watch the Throne (2011) and Yeezus—have officially all gone platinum.

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With seven Platinum records, Kanye is now tied with other hip-hop acts such as OutKast, LL Cool JBeastie BoysSnoop Dogg and NasJay Z currently holds the record for most Platinum albums for a rapper with an unprecedented 15.

But Kanye (and every other artist in the world) has a long way to go before he becomes the artist with the most Platinum records, a title that The Beatles currently hold with 41.

Though he’s not the Platinum God just year, it is a bright spot in a week where he is in the news for filing suit against the new digital currency that uses his likeness, Coinye West, and being investigated for misdemeanor assault charges after allegedly punching a man who was harassing his fiancée Kim Kardashian.

( Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for H&M)( Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for H&M)


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