XXXTentacion’s ‘?’ Album Goes Platinum
Nearly two months after his murder, XXXTentacion's ? album has reached platinum status.
Released on March 16, three months before his death, ? debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart earning 131,000 album-equivalent units. The project was certified gold on June 26—eight days after X's murder—and officially earned its platinum certification on Aug. 7.
? becomes XXXTentacion's first platinum-selling album and his fourth posthumous platinum plaque. X's "Jocelyn Flores" and "Fuck Love" were certified platinum on June 26 and July 19, respectively, while "Moonlight" earned platinum certification on Aug. 7.
There is also new music on the horizon from the slain artist. Following his death, it was revealed that X had signed a $10 million deal with Empire Distribution. A clause in the contract prevents the music from being released until October, but Empire CEO Ghazi Shami said the rhymer left behind "a significant amount of material."
The 20-year-old rapper was shot and killed on June 18 in Deerfield Beach, Fla. after leaving a RIVA Motorsports store. Three men were previously arrested in connection to the murder and on Aug. 7, a fourth suspect was captured.
Travyon Newsome, Robert Allen, Michael Boatwright and Dedrick Williams have all been charged with first-degree murder. Newsome, the latest suspect to be arrested, has also been charged with robbery with a deadly weapon.
Check out XXXTentacion's RIAA certification for ? below.
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