Not only does YG have a really cool mustache, he now has a Gold album after surpassing a billion streams.
According to Karen Civil, YG has gone Gold based off his billion streams for his album Stay Dangerous.
Well, Twitter couldn't handle the math and flipped out over the stream to plaque ratio.
A billion streams don’t seem all that cool now if you only getting a gold album.— Apollo P (@apolloplease) April 17, 2019
So YG would have to get 2 billion streams to get a platinum album.
Gold = 500,000 units sold
Plat= 1,000,000 units sold
Bring bad the CD-Rom the culture getting swindled https://t.co/p33w0EaRKz
YG HAD A BILLION STREMS AND ONLY WENT GOLD SOMEBODY GETTIN ROBBED— Han Solo🧝🏾♂️ (@guwop_nigga) April 16, 2019
1 billion??????????????????? For gold???— Matt (@Badmanmattman) April 17, 2019
YG just went Gold off of an album that did one BILLION streams. Make it make sense.— Michael History 🏁 (@mikehistory) April 16, 2019
Going Gold consists or reaching 500,000 units, and the RIAA breaks down units according to the below list.
Each permanent digital album or physical album sale count as 1 Unit for certification purposes.
10 permanent track downloads from the album count as 1 Unit for certification purposes.
1,500 on-demand audio and/or video streams from the album count as 1Unit for certification purposes
Pretty crazy, right?