(AllHipHop News) Yesterday Bryson Tiller and creators of his project TrapSoul rejoiced as the project reached RIAA Certified Gold status.
The Kentucky bred R&B singer took to social media to share the achievement with fans and followers.
“my first plaque! gold album and a platinum single. thanks to everyone who made it possible!” Bryson said in the caption of his Instagram post (see below)
To date the project has received over 700 million streams, sold 7 million singles and sold 500,000 official albums according to the image on Bryson Tiller’s Instagram page.
In addition to the Instagram post, producers Fayo and Chill released an exclusive behind the scenes clip of the making of the track, “For However Long.”
The track is the fourth song on TrapSoul, and the making of the video is available exclusively via AllHipHop below.
According to management, Fayo and Chill have recently produced for Eric Bellinger, Raven Justice, Elijah Blake with Rick Ross/Game, Liane V, KR, and currently have TV placements all over major networks like HBO, MTV, ESPN, Discovery and more.
Tonight (April 22) Bryson Tiller hits the stage at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall for what is likely to be a sold out show as tickets are reaching as high at $275 on StubHub.
Along with Yandel, Roc Nation management now represents talent such as Angie Martinez, Big Sean, Cipha Sounds, DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Kanye West, Meek Mill, and Shakira. The music label division is home to Jay Z, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Rihanna, Vic Mensa, DJ Mustard, Belly, and Willow Smith.
(AllHipHop News) Kid Frost, the veteran rapper, is now battling cancer and has vowed to fight the deadly disease.
Frost, known widely for his hit song "La Raza, "is a pioneer in Hip-Hop. However for the last few days, he has been Instagramming incessantly about cancer diagnosis. Fans wished the well-known West Coaster well and he responded determined to fight back.
The exact nature of the ailment has not been determined. The rapper has also been public about having diabetes.
With King Lil G gracing the cover of the LA Weekly just a week ago, it seems like there has been a resurgence in Latin Hip-Hop in the mainstream out West. Proof of that boom lies in not only King Lil G from the East LA, but also in a rapper by the name of BonesLA.
So are we just all hype for no reason? Nah homie, these vatos generated over 40,000 views on this video in just under a week. They have a real movement and this ain't Baby Bash and Frankie J. No disrespect but these guys are on another level. Check it out for yourself below
JR Castro takes you into the studio for the visual for his Terrace Martin assisted song "Never Be The Same" off of his upcoming project "You". The Las Vegas native has made a huge splash since coming on the scene 6 months ago with his Top 10 Hit "Get Home" as well as his recently released collaboration "FMN" with Timbaland and more. Timbaland will serve as executive producer of "You" which releases soon.
(AllHipHop News) The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has modernized its Gold & Platinum Program to reflect the changing marketplace of music consumption. The RIAA will include on-demand audio and video streams and a track sale equivalent in Gold & Platinum Album Awards. The program's benchmarks - 500,000 (Gold), 1,000,000 (Platinum) and 2,000,000 plus (multi-Platinum) - will count both sales and streams for single and album certifications.
[ALSO READ: Eminem Becomes First Artist To Earn Two RIAA Digital Diamond Awards] "For nearly six decades, whether it's vinyl, CDs, downloads or now streams, the Gold & Platinum Program has adapted to recognize the benchmarks of success in an evolving music marketplace," said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, RIAA. "We know that music listening - for both for albums and songs - is skyrocketing, yet that trend has not been reflected in our album certifications. Modernizing our Album Award to include music streaming is the next logical step in the continued evolution of Gold & Platinum Awards, and doing so enables RIAA to fully reward the success of artists' albums today."
The new Album Award formula is 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video song streams equals 10 track sales which equals 1 album sale. The RIAA's Digital Single Award ratio has been updated from 100 on-demand streams equals 1 download to 150 on-demand streams equals 1 download.
Under the new model several Hip Hop and R&B artists earned gold or platinum plaques. Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly and Big Sean's Dark Sky Paradise are now certified platinum. Wale's Ambition is now certified gold. The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness is 2X multi-platinum, and Michael Jackson's classic album Thriller is 32X multi-platinum.
Billboard began counting streaming and track equivalent sales in its album charts in 2014. Every 1,500 streams equal 1 album sale, and every 10 downloads of individual tracks add up to one album.
(AllHipHop News) Rihanna has effectively proven that her anticipated album, ANTI, was definitely worth the wait. Today (Jan. 29), her eighth album was certified platinum, this according to the Recording Industry Association of America. RIAA made the announcement through its official Twitter page.
Sergey Kovalev has a new foe on the horizon as in an IBF light heavyweight eliminator Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Karo Murat (27-3-1, 17 KOs), who is most known for losing to Bernard Hopkins, on Saturday night at the Glendale Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California. Barrera dropped Murat at the end of round four, a knockdown that Murat never recovered from. In the following round Barrera earned a technical stoppage over Murat with only 25 seconds into the round.
Future Gennady Golovkin foe middleweight Arif "The Mayhem" Magomedov (17-0, 10 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over southpaw Jonatan "Oso" Tavira (12-4, 9 KOs). Magomedov dropped Tavira in rounds four and seven in route to the stoppage win.
Egis Kavaliauskas (11-0, 10 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Pablo Mungia (21-10-1, 12 KOs). Welterweight Francisco "Chia" Santana (23-4-1, 11 KOs) returned to form after his lose to Sadam Ali, scored a sixth round KO over Arman Ovsepyan (14-6-11 KOs). Super welterweight Aleksander Besputin made his pro debut by scoring a second round knockout over Fernando Paliza (5-2, 5 KOs). The opening bout of the from the Glendale Civic Auditorium Konstantin Kupianskii of Russia made his pro debut in winning a unanimous decision over Reggie Young (0-2)
Will Smith surprised many fans after he released his song “Fiesta,” his first official single since the 2000’s. Recently, the actor, formerly known as tapper the Fresh Prince, performed the new song live at this year’s Latin Grammys. Jada Pinkett Smith was also in the house to see her husband perform. The performance definitely marks the return of the Will Smith in music, a venture that the star hasn’t been a part of in over a decade.
Check out Will Smith’s “Fiesta” performance below.
Will Smith surprised many fans after he released his song "Fiesta," his first official single since the 2000's. Recently, the actor, formerly known as tapper the Fresh Prince, performed the new song live at this year's Latin Grammys. Jada Pinkett Smith was also in the house to see her husband perform. The performance definitely marks the return of the Will Smith in music, a venture that the star hasn't been a part of in over a decade.
Check out Will Smith's "Fiesta" performance below.
Not too long after his wife made every photographer salivate buckets thanks to her see-through dress, Will Smith made good on his promise and took center stage alongside Bomba Estéreo for 2015 Latin Grammys.