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Recently, the RIAA received major backlash for how the Recording Industry counts streams towards artists’ sales. For the first time ever, the major industry was forced to change its rules and make way for new adjustments. Thanks to modern-day Internet, many of our favorite artists will now be able to count streams towards their album sales. Some of the new album certifications include:

32X Platinum: Michael Jackson — Thriller

2X Platinum: Sam Hunt — Montevallo

2X Platinum: The Weeknd — Beauty Behind the Madness

11X Diamante (RIAA Latin G&P Program): Romeo Santos — Fórmula Vol. 2

Platinum: Big Sean — Dark Sky Paradise

Platinum: Coldplay — Ghost Stories

Platinum: Hozier — Hozier

Platinum: Kendrick Lamar — To Pimp a Butterfly

Platinum: Miranda Lambert — Platinum

Platinum: Shawn Mendes — Handwritten

Gold: Alt-J An Awesome Wave

Gold: Brett Eldredge — Bring You Back

Gold: Elle King — Love Stuff

Gold: Fifth Harmony — Reflection

Gold: Halsey — Badlands

Gold: Vance Joy — Dream Your Life Away

Gold: Wale — Ambition [Miss Info]

The rising stars Majid Jordan sat down with NYC’s Hot 97 for their first radio interview. The duo talked about how their lives have changed since being signed to Drake’s label OVO — they almost missed out on the huge opportunity due to ignoring an email from 40. Listen to their interview above. [Miss Info]

Dave East, the young Harlem rapper signed to Nas‘ label, has been heating up in the rap industry as of late. Listen to his new single “No Time” from his recently-released mixtape Clue Tape. Listen up top. [Miss Info]

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The “White Privilege” duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sparked the interests of everyone worldwide after dropping the controversial track. Now, on the heels of that momentum, the two have released the tracklist for their upcoming album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. The album boasts some prominent collaborations with major artists in the industry. Here’s the list:

1. Light Tunnels

2. Downtown (Feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz)

3. Brad Pitt’s Cousin

4. Buckshot

5. Growing Up (Feat. Ed Sheeran)

6. Kevin (Feat. Leon Bridges)

7. St. Ides

8. Deed To Know

9. Dance Off

10. Let’s Eat

11. Bolo Tie

12. The Train

13. White Privilege II (Feat. Jamila Woods) [Miss Info]

The major key dropper DJ Khaled just announced to the world he will be dropping a new album Friday on his radio show. The Beats 1 host confirmed that the new album will be from Atlanta’s own Future who also recently released a mixtape — he premiered the information on his Snapchat, of course. [Pitchfork]

SOURCE: Miss InfoPitchfork | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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