The Weeknd Picks up More Platinum RIAA Certifications for 'After Hours'

The album, “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights” and more received new plaques.

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Earlier this week, The Weeknd‘s highly regarded album After Hours has received the certification for a two-time multi-platinum album. Other tracks on the album including “In Your Eyes” and “Save Your Tears” were also awarded a platinum plaque. This comes after The Weeknd recently announced he would boycott the Grammy Awards.

“Heartless” is now also a double-platinum single while “Blinding Lights” is steadily inching towards receiving a diamond certification after being certified platinum seven times. The latter “Blinding Lights” recently made history as the only song to ever spend a whole year in the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10.

After Hours continues to make great commercial success, even though the Weeknd did not receive a single Grammy nomination. In a recent interview with Billboard, The Weeknd said, “I use a sucker punch as an analogy. Because it just kind of hit me out of nowhere. I definitely felt…I felt things. I don’t know if it was sadness or anger. I think it was just confusion. I just wanted answers. Like, ‘What happened?’ We did everything right, I think. I’m not a cocky person. I’m not arrogant. People told me I was going to get nominated. The world told me. Like, ‘This is it; this is your year.’ We were all very confused.”

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