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DJ Khaled’s “Grateful” Is Second Fastest Album To Earn RIAA Gold Status This Year


DJ Khaled has another thing he can be thankful for — his star-studded album Grateful just went gold. The DJ/producer took to Instagram on Friday (July 16) to share the news that it’s also the second fastest album to earn the RIAA certification this year following JAY-Z’s 4:44. In the caption, he thanked his 8-month-old Asahd who is listed as the executive producer of the project.

“#GRATEFUL !!!!!! IS OFFICIALLY!!!! #GOLD !!!!!!!,” he wrote. “GOD IS THE GREATEST!! FAN LUV @asahdkhaled WE DID IT !!!! @wethebestmusic @epicrecords @rocnation !!!! #GRATEFUL OFFICIALLY #GOLD!!!”

Considering the colorful cast of characters that appear on the project, including Chance The Rapper, Lil Wayne, Migos, Drake, Beyoncé and JAY-Z, it was only a matter of time.

The RIAA followed up with a congratulatory tweet to Khaled on Saturday (July 15) and wrote, “Congratulations to @djkhaled! Another one OF just 11 certified 2017 albums. @WeTheBestMusic.”

Khaled’s last album, Major Key, was released in late July 2016 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It was certified gold four months later on November 21, 2016. Similarly, Grateful also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 following its June 23 release and is currently holding down the coveted spot for the second week in a row.

The RIAA deems an album gold once it sells over 500,000 copies. Major Key also served as Khaled’s first #1 album.




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