Chris Brown Racks Up 27 New RIAA Certifications
Chris Brown came into a fortune of 27 new certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Beginning at his gold awards, Brown generated nine for several songs, some less recent, such as the Kendrick Lamar-assisted “Autumn Leaves,” “Little More (Royalty),” “Hope You Do,” and “I Wanna Be.”
Additionally, his 2015 joint tape Fan of A Fan with Tyga achieved gold status, along with the DJ Khaled-helmed collaboration titled “Gold Slugs” released that same year with Fetty Wap and August Alsina.
Brown earned three platinum plaques, including two for tracks “This Christmas” and the ’90s-sampled “Undecided.” The latter served as the lead single to last year’s Indigo and helped extend his record for the most top 10 singles for a male act on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.
The Aaliyah-guested “Don’t Think They Know” is now certified platinum as well.
He then went on to secure 15 multi-platinum prizes, three of which are for albums, including Exclusive (4x), F.A.M.E. (3x) and X (2x).
A stream of high-profile collaborations is up for multi-platinum grabs: “No Guidance” featuring Drake (8x), “Look At Me Now” with Lil’ Wayne and Busta Rhymes (8x), “New Flame” featuring Usher and Rick Ross (3x), “Pills & Automobiles” with Yo Gotti, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Kodak Black (3x), “Deuces” alongside Tyga and Kevin McCall (3x), “Go Crazy” with Young Thug, “Ayo” with Tyga (3x) and the McCall-assisted “Strip” (2x).
His self-titled 2005 album spawned multi-platinum medals for “Say Goodbye” (2x) and “Yo (Excuse Me Miss)” (2x). Meanwhile, the Polow Da Don-produced track, “Forever,” is now certified six-times platinum while “With You” went five times platinum.