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BIG WIZ!! Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’ Becomes First African Album Certified Gold By RIAA
Wizkid has set a new record as his ‘Made In Lagos’ album becomes the first by an African artiste to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in the U.S.
The RIAA, originally conceived to honour artistes and track sound recording sales, now stands as a benchmark of success for artistes, with the Gold & Platinum Awards.
‘Made In Lagos’ was certified gold on August 25, 2022, after selling over 500,000 copies in the United States, making him the first African artiste to ever achieve such a feat.
Although the award-winning album, released October 29, 2020, is the first certified gold, a number of African artistes have had their singles certified gold by the RIAA.
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NEWS 🎉 @wizkidayo’s “Made in Lagos” is now certified GOLD in the United States for sales of 500,000+ units! 📀
It is the first African album in history to be certified gold by the RIAA. 🦅 pic.twitter.com/EvTDkWmPYS
— WIZKID SOURCE (@WizkidSource) August 29, 2022