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‘The Life of Pablo’ Goes Platinum

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo has gone platinum:

    An album typically goes platinum after selling 1 million copies. But last year the RIAA announced guidelines that would let streaming number contribute to an album’s certified status. They decided that 150 streams of a song would equal one song download, and 10 song downloads would equal one album download. That means an artist’s songs would have to be streamed 1,500 times for it to be counted as an album sale.

    So if 1,500 streams equals one album sale, and you multiply that by the 1 million album sales needed to go platinum, you get a minimum requirement of 1.5 billion steams needing to get an album certified platinum.

  2. jorbjorb

    7 rings

  3. Yeah but which version
  4. angrycandy

    I’m drama in these khaki towns Supporter

  5. Serh

    Prestigious Prestigious

  6. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    especially impressive given how rampant pirating it was. dude's a monster
  7. aranea

    Trusted Prestigious

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  8. FTank

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Still not huge on the album, but that's highly impressive.
  9. ConArdist

    Subgenres Should Die

    Not shitting on anyone's opinion, I just think it's a complete mess of an album and the way it came to fruition is ludicrous.