Fugees secure themselves an impressive haul of platinum plaques, including a seventh certification for “The Score.”
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Now, Fugee’s The Score, originally released on February 13, 1996, has been certified seven-times platinum, cementing its position as one of the best-selling rap albums ever made. Fugee’s hit single “Killing Me Softly,” fueled by a spirited performance from Ms. Lauryn Hill, earned a third platinum plaque, with “Ready Or Not” and “Fu-Gee-La” both hitting platinum for the first time. The recent batch marked their first RIAA certifications since 1997, when The Score hit six-times platinum in October.
Overall, it’s impressive to see how impactful The Fugees have been, despite only have a pair of studio albums to their name. Don’t be surprised to see The Score hit diamond at some point in the near future, though the process can admittedly take a while — especially for older albums released long before the streaming era came around. Such is the power of longevity — do you think we’ll still be bumping any albums from 2021 twenty-five years from now?