SZA’s critically acclaimed debut album, Ctrl, has officially gone Platinum in the United States – and RCA Records has presented the artist and her team at Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) with an obligatory shiny disc to mark the milestone.
For an album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA, it has to pull in more than a million sales (or streaming equivalents) in the US.
Ctrl scored SZA five Grammy nominations earlier this year – making her the most nominated female artist of the ceremony.
Her album has been streamed over 2.3 billion times worldwide since its release last June on TDE/RCA.
It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, according to Nielsen Music.
Standout tracks “Love Galore” and “The Weekend” are RIAA Certified Double Platinum, and “Broken Clocks” and “Garden (Say It Like Dat)” are RIAA Certified Gold.
[Pictured L-R: Dan Zucker, EVP Business and Legal Affairs, RCA Records; Jason Heller, VP Business and Legal Affairs, RCA Records; John Fleckenstein, Co-President, RCA Records; Theola Borden, SVP Publicity, RCA Records; Keith Naftaly, President A&R, RCA Records; SZA; Terrence “Punch” Henderson, President, TDE; Joe Riccitelli, Co-President, RCA Records; Peter Edge, Chairman/CEO, RCA Records; Russ Jones, VP Video Network Relations & Branding, RCA Records; Sam Selolwane, SVP Urban Promotion, RCA Records; Carolyn Williams, SVP Urban Marketing, RCA Records; and Carlos Cuadros, Associate Director Digital Marketing, RCA Records.]Music Business Worldwide