Earlier this year, DJ Khaled‘s track “I’m the One” hit triple platinum with streaming and sales numbers exceeding 3 million. Now, it’s revealed that his album Grateful, which was only released earlier this summer, is certified platinum according to the RIAA. This success marks Khaled’s first platinum selling album, achieved within an impressive two months due to the popularity of tracks such as “I’m the One,” “Shining,” and “Wild Thoughts.”
Executively produced by his son Asahd, Khaled pinpoints the success of the album down to his influence. “He made me name my album Grateful,” Khaled states. “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.”
The Miami native took to Instagram to announce the news and the significance of the day the album reached platinum status.
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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!!!!! @wethebestmusic!!!! @rocnation!!! @epicrecords !! _ FAN LUV THANK YOU SO MUCH NO WORDS CAN EXPLAIN HOW GRATEFUL I AM!! 3 #1 singles off one album and now the ALBUM PLATINUM WOW!!! FAN LUV WE ARE MAKING MORE HISTORY !!! NOTICE HOW I SAID MORE !!!! FAN LUV I LOVE YOU !!!!! @wethebestmusic @rocnation @epicrecords !!! FAN LUV WORLD WIDE LETS CELEBRATE ?!! MORE WINS !!! @asahdkhaled We did it !!!! ???????? @riaa_awards !! @wethebestmusic @rocnation !!!!!! @epicrecords !!! TODAY MY SON IS 10 months old !!!!
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