Recently, the RIAA received major backlash for how the Recording Industry counts streams towards artists’ sales. For the first time ever, the major industry was forced to change its rules and make way for new adjustments. Thanks to modern-day Internet, many of our favorite artists will now be able to count streams towards their album sales. Some of the new album certifications include:

32X Platinum: Michael Jackson — Thriller
2X Platinum: Sam Hunt — Montevallo
2X Platinum: The Weeknd — Beauty Behind the Madness
11X Diamante (RIAA Latin G&P Program): Romeo Santos — Fórmula Vol. 2
Platinum: Big Sean — Dark Sky Paradise
Platinum: Coldplay — Ghost Stories
Platinum: Hozier — Hozier
Platinum: Kendrick Lamar — To Pimp a Butterfly
Platinum: Miranda Lambert — Platinum
Platinum: Shawn Mendes — Handwritten
Gold: Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Gold: Brett Eldredge — Bring You Back
Gold: Elle King — Love Stuff
Gold: Fifth Harmony — Reflection
Gold: Halsey — Badlands
Gold: Vance Joy — Dream Your Life Away
Gold: Wale — Ambition [Miss Info]

The rising stars Majid Jordan sat down with NYC’s Hot 97 for their first radio interview. The duo talked about how their lives have changed since being signed to Drake’s label OVO — they almost missed out on the huge opportunity due to ignoring an email from 40. Listen to their interview above. [Miss Info]

Dave East, the young Harlem rapper signed to Nas‘ label, has been heating up in the rap industry as of late. Listen to his new single “No Time” from his recently-released mixtape Clue Tape. Listen up top. [Miss Info]

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The “White Privilege” duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sparked the interests of everyone worldwide after dropping the controversial track. Now, on the heels of that momentum, the two have released the tracklist for their upcoming album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. The album boasts some prominent collaborations with major artists in the industry. Here’s the list:

1. Light Tunnels
2. Downtown (Feat. Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz)
3. Brad Pitt’s Cousin
4. Buckshot
5. Growing Up (Feat. Ed Sheeran)
6. Kevin (Feat. Leon Bridges)
7. St. Ides
8. Deed To Know
9. Dance Off
10. Let’s Eat
11. Bolo Tie
12. The Train
13. White Privilege II (Feat. Jamila Woods) [Miss Info]

The major key dropper DJ Khaled just announced to the world he will be dropping a new album Friday on his radio show. The Beats 1 host confirmed that the new album will be from Atlanta’s own Future who also recently released a mixtape — he premiered the information on his Snapchat, of course. [Pitchfork]

SOURCE: Miss InfoPitchfork | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty