The Weeknd adds several new platinum RIAA certifications to his brag sheet.
Now, it appears that Abel is in for even more great news, as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced a bevy of certifications for the Canadian singer-songwriter. As of March 9, 2021, “Blinding Lights” has officially reached seven-times platinum status, while other album cuts “Save Your Tears,” “After Hours,” and “In Your Eyes” have become newly-minted platinum singles. The Weeknd‘s After Hours album itself has also been deemed a double-platinum album, which coincides with the two-times multiplatinum certification of its lead single “Heartless.”
With so many RIAA certifications this week alone, Abel will definitely have a load of plaques to unpack soon. As more developments regarding The Weeknd’s unstoppable commercial dominance keep rolling in, it’s becoming more clear than ever that his lack of nominations for the upcoming 63rd Annual Grammy awards is, in fact, one of the most egregious Grammy snubs of recent memory.