SZA Celebrates 'SOS' Going Platinum Despite Billboard 200 Dominance Coming To An End
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SZA Celebrates ‘SOS’ Going Platinum Despite Billboard 200 Dominance Coming To An End

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SZA’s latest album SOS has been a force to be reckoned with on the charts, and her latest set of accolades has her further proving that point.

On Monday (February 6), SZA jumped on her Instagram to announce she received a bunch of new certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America for songs off her second studio album.

In her post, the Top Dawg Entertainment singer shared photos of herself at the 65th annual Grammy Awards and her receiving the plaque of certifications from Anthony Top Dawg Tiffith and Punch.

“Last night was the first time I had a great time at an award show ! (Prolly cause I ain’t have to do shit but cheer my friends on + announce ppl I Stan lmao ),” SZA captioned her post. “My team also surprised me w a GANG OF PLATINUM and gold plaques for SOS can’t believe the album is already eligible for double platinum. LOVE TO EVERYBODY THAT GOT ME HERE AND CONTINUES TO LIFT ME UP. I love you.”

 

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Punch had also celebrated the news with an IG post of him and Top Dawg posing for a picture with SZA and her new plaque. “2 months in on the new @sza joint SOS. Not bad. TDE x SZA x SOS Please… please… respecttheARtFOrM,” he wrote.

SOS went platinum on Tuesday (February 7), and several singles off it received that or gold certifications, including “Supermodel,” “20 Something,” “Good Day,” “Kill Bill,” “I Hate U,” “Blind,” “Shirt,” “Nobody Gets Me,” “Go Gina” and “Low.”

SZA unleashed her sophomore album last December and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 318,000 equivalent album units sold. It also grabbed 404.5 million on-demand streams in its first week, which broke the record for the biggest streaming week ever for an R&B album, and the second-largest streaming week for an album by a female artist.

SOS spent a total of seven straight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making her the third female artist to have an album spend at least seven weeks at the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200, alongside Adele and Taylor Swift. SOS has also become the first album in history to keep 10 songs on the Hot 100 singles chart for seven consecutive weeks.

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SZA shared an emotional post to mark her historic run on the Billboard 200 earlier this week with a set of behind-the-scenes shots from a music video shoot.

“7 weeks at #1 is more than I ever imagined [emotional smiley face emoji],” she captioned the post. “I’m jus tryna do something worth something w my time in the sun . Thank you God . Thank you everyone [white heart emoji, S.O.S. emoji]”

Unfortunately, SZA’s historic streak ended this week when South Korean boy band Tomorrow X Together took the top spot with their EP, The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION.

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