XXXTENTACION would tragically pass three months later in June, and would not get to see this song reach its full potential. Less than two weeks after his death, “SAD!” would peak at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Over three years and millions of streams later, “SAD!” is now a Diamond record, and his family survives him to celebrate that accomplishment. On Oct. 19, a custom plaque was presented to X’s mother Cleo Bernard by RIAA and Virgin Music Label, who handled distribution for X’s label Bad Vibes Forever.

In a statement during the plaque presentation, Virgin Music Label and Artist Services President Jacqueline Saturn spoke this significance of this certification saying: “This award stands for the indelible impact that XXX and his music had on his millions of fans. We are proud to present this award to his mother, Cleo, and manager, Solomon, on the RIAA’s behalf.”

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XXXTENTACION joins the likes of Eminem, The Weeknd, Drake, Kanye West, Post Malone and Travis Scott as artists with Diamond singles. It is truly inspiring to see the impact X had on his fans, as they continued to stream his music at record numbers even after he passed.

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