DJ Khaled’s ‘Grateful’ Album Now Certified Platinum
Congrats are in order for DJ Khaled. The hip-hop hitmaker's 2017 album Grateful is now officially platinum in sales according to the RIAA. The announcement was made official today (Aug. 23) and marks Khaled's first platinum-selling album.
The 23-track project, which was released June 23, went platinum in just two months thanks in large part to Khaled's three massive singles: "Shining" feautring JAY-Z and Beyonce, "I'm the One" featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne and finally "Wild Thoughts" featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. "Shining" went gold in single sales, "I'm the One" went platinum and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Santana-sampling "Wild Thoughts" is currently No. 2 on the Hot 100 chart.
Another major factor in the album's success is undoubtedly the involvement of Khaled's first born son, Asahd. The adorable baby served as executive producer on the album and also appeared on the cover art for every single leading up to its release. When DJ Khaled and baby Asahd covered XXL's Spring 2017 issue earlier this year, the Miami native spoke about his son's profound influence on the album.
"He made me name my album Grateful," explained Khaled. "And I really do have him in the studio, obviously the volume low, listening to music, his reaction to certain things…just his energy. When I look at Asahd, I look at me. I feel like, not only is he my son, he’s a prophet."
According to Khaled himself, the certification on this specific day, Aug. 23, is something like divine intervention.
"MY SON WAS BORN ON oct #23 my album #GRATEFUL came out June #23 Now my ALBUM IS PLATINUM ON AUGUST #23 and And my son turns 10 months today!! And the the album has #23 tracks and I got my own @jumpman23 safe to say #23 is special # .. FAN LUV WE DID IT !!! #DJKHALED #GRATEFUL ALBUM OFFICIALLY PLATINUM," wrote the hitmaker on Instagram.
Congratulations to DJ Khaled and baby Asahd on this epic career highlight. Bless up!
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