Joey Badass has had a pretty amazing start to 2017, earning his very first gold record for Devestated, released last May and taken from his then-new album B4.DA.$$.
The artist shared the news over Twitter this morning, thanking his fans for their dedication and support. In the tweet, he also revealed that brand new music will be on its way as soon as next week.
My first gold record. Thank you guys couldn't have done it without your love and support. New music on the way… *cough cough* next week pic.twitter.com/4KTaClhuAd
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) January 12, 2017
Now before we continue, let’s just speak about that gold certification for a moment. For a record to receive a gold certification, it must have sold 500,000 units. An incredible feat, but one that doesn’t even come close to actual stats. Devestated currently sits at 41.7 million Spotify streams and 5.1 million views on Youtube alone. This is a pretty amazing look at the state of the music industry and revenues streams for artists. But that’s another article for another time.
Anyway, Joey Badass’ birthday is next week, January 20. He released B4.DA.$$ on his birthday last year, so it totally makes sense that he’d release new music on his birthday – he’ll be 22 – this year too.
Although he didn’t do much in terms of music last year, he did make his acting debut as a frequent guest on smash hit TV series Mr Robot, playing Leon, friend to main character Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek).
Here’s hoping he comes through with the promise and we’ve got some new music real soon!