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Wizkid Becomes First African Singer In History To Receive RIAA Album Certification As ‘Made In Lagos’ Went Gold

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Wizkid Becomes First African Singer In History To Receive RIAA Album Certification As ‘Made In Lagos’ Went Gold

Wizkid becomes the first African singer in history to receive RIAA album certification as his ‘Made In Lagos’ album went gold.

On Monday (August 29), Chart Data reported officially on Twitter that Nigerian Grammy award-winning singer Wizkid’s fourth album, titled ‘Made In Lagos’, had been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

It’s not a Wizkid milestone without a little record-breaking. The singer became the first African singer to earn an RIAA album certification. In other words, ‘Made In Lagos’ has become the first album in the history of African music to be certified RIAA gold.

Wizkid Becomes First African Singer In History To Receive RIAA Album Certification As ‘Made In Lagos’ Went Gold

According to the RIAA, what it takes an album to be certified gold is that the artist must have sold 500,000 units, and 1 million to go platinum.

Wizkid’s ‘Made In Lagos’, which was released in October 2020, reached the benchmark for a gold album, having sold over 500,000 units as required.

Wizkid is officially the first and currently the only African singer with RIAA gold album.

Congratulations to Wizkid!

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