RIAA: The Weeknd Ties Chris Brown for Most All-Time Platinum Hits Among Male Vocalists

As of November 9, R&B superstar Chris Brown stood in the record books of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as the most Gold and Platinum-awarded male singer in the organization’s 71-year history (for singles). For multiPlatinum-certified songs, Brown – the first male vocalist to have 20 tunes certified as high – is tied with his ‘Double Negative‘ co-star Justin Bieber for the most awards of this ilk.

In the penultimate certification category, Brown’s record had long been unmatched – that is until The Weekend captured his latest plaque on Friday (November 10).

Details inside.

While Breezy boasts no shortage of RIAA record-breaking stats, the same can be said for The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye).

In addition to being the first Black male singer to sell over 100 million singles in the United States, Abel is tied with Bruno Mars for most Diamond singles ever among all vocalists (5). For context, Diamond denotes sales of 10 million in the country. At writing, the overall record is held by rapper Post Malone (8).

Tesfaye’s latest stride toward RIAA history came Friday when his Swedish House Mafia duet, ‘Moth to a Flame,’ flew to Platinum status – meaning it’s sold the equivalence of 1 million copies in the U.S. For Swedish, ‘Moth’ marks their third Platinum hit following 2012’s ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ and 2011’s ‘Save the World.’

Coming as the Canadian hitmaker’s 37th hit to be certified as high, the upgrade not only lifted his overall single sales to 113 million but also locked him in a tie with Chris for most Platinum-certified songs among male vocalists.

Overall, the only acts to have more of the shiny plaques for singles are Eminem (40), Beyonce (40), Rihanna (44), Post Malone (45), Taylor Swift (49), Kanye West (51), and Drake (80).

Related Posts

Chris Brown is the first person to own a Lamborghini Huracan LW with glowing and color-changing effects! Isn’t it wonderful?

Chris Brown was the first with an LW Lamborghini Huracan that has a glow effect and color flip! Chris Brown supposedly had an LW Lamborghini Huracan before…

Chris Brown blasts Kanye West for cutting his verse from ‘Donda’ track

Chris Brown resorted to name-calling after Kanye West allegedly cut one of his verses from the rapper’s new album, “Donda.” While Brown’s vocals appear on the chorus…

Fans blast Normani for cozying up to Chris Brown in steamy new video

They’re seeing red about Brown. R&B fans are blasting Normani for agreeing to star in a new music video for Chris Brown — despite his history of domestic…

Chris Brown roasts Donald Glover’s outfit for Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ party

Beyoncé might be that girl, but Donald Glover is that guy — despite what Chris Brown thinks. Glover, who makes music as Childish Gambino, proved it when…

Fans troll Chris Brown’s ‘department store’ closet: ‘It’s giving TJ Maxx’

Chris Brown probably shouldn’t enter the retail business anytime soon. The 33-year-old singer shared a video tour of the “department store” he had built to house all…

Chris Brown apologizes to Robert Glasper, blames Academy for Grammys loss

Chris Brown is letting the world know he reached out to Robert Glasper to apologize for being a sore loser. After the decorated pianist and music producer…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *