Beyoncé's ‘4’ Certified Platinum

  /  08.01.2011


Beyoncé can add another platinum plaque to her wall. A month after its release, the singer’s fourth album has shipped one million units in the U.S.

4 has been certified Platinum by the RIAA,” read a statement on her official website. “Thank you to all the fans that purchased the album. We hope you’re enjoying it as much as we are.”

The album, which features the singles “Run the World (Girls)” and “Best Thing I Never Had,” was released in late June and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 310,000 copies sold.

4 marks Beyoncé’s fourth solo album to go platinum following I Am… Sasha Fierce, B’Day, and her debut Dangerously in Love.

Despite her latest accomplishment, B did not set out to break records with 4. “I really wanted to get the critical acclaim,” she told “Access Hollywood.” I feel like the longer I do this—I’ve been doing it for 15 years now—No. 1s are amazing, but to see some of the comments that the Rolling Stones and The New York Times and all of these credible, amazing, really critical magazines and papers [are saying] has really made me my proudest.”


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