Kanye West made history again thanks to his last album “The Life of Pablo.” TLOP has become the first streaming-only album to earn platinum certification from the RIAA. According to Def Jam, TLOP has generated more than 3 billion streams, which equates to one million album units.
— Def Jam Recordings (@DefJamRecords) April 4, 2017
The grammy-nominated album has been through the wire since its release on Valentine’s Day 2016. It was a Tidal exclusive for a few months before being available on Spotify and debuting on Billboard charts at No. 1. With 94,000 equivalent album units streams, tt was the first album to top the Billboard 200 with a majority of its sales attributed to streaming.