Kanye West made history this week, when his 2016 album, The Life of Pablo, became the first streaming-only album to be certified platinum.
According to Def Jam, Kanye’s TLOP earned platinum certification from the RIAA after garnering more than 3 billion streams, enough to qualify for one million equivalent album units.
The Life of Pablo debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 1 two months after its initial release, with 94,000 equivalent album units.
It was the first album to top the Billboard 200 with a majority of its sales attributed to streaming.