Nearly a year after releasing his eighth studio album The Life of Pablo, Kanye West has reason to celebrate. On Tuesday (April 4), Pablo achieved platinum status, according to a press release from the rapper's label Def Jam. A rep for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed the certification to Billboard.
While the label says that the project is the first streaming-only album to go platinum, Billboard reported last April that TLOP was briefly available for sale on West's official site upon its release in February. TLOP -- which arrived as a Tidal exclusive -- managed to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after 70 percent of the album's debut earnings -- 94,000 equivalent album units -- were due to streaming. (TLOP was streamed over three billion times worldwide, per the release.) Additionally, West's site is currently selling digital downloads for $20.