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Bey's New Album Is Now Certified Platinum!

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Captain Platinum

All it took was a month, and Beyonce's new album, 4, has now been certified platinum!

This is because the album has hit the one million units shipped, but, we'd like to note that "shipped" doesn't mean albums "sold."

Some people have even referred to this album as a flop, but we aren't really sold on that idea. In fact, BeyBey has more than once said she wasn't setting out to break records (though, she probably would have been just fine with it!):

“I really wanted to get the critical acclaim. I feel like the longer I do this—I’ve been doing it for 15 years now—No. 1s are amazing, but to see some of the comments that the Rolling Stones and The New York Times and all of these credible, amazing, really critical magazines and papers [are saying] has really made me my proudest.”

Either way, whatever motive, earning another platinum record isn't a diluted accomplishment — and it's for that reason (and because we love Beyonce) that we extend a very deserved CONGRATULATIONS!

Congrats, gurl!

[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]

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29 comments to “Bey's New Album Is Now Certified Platinum!”

  1. 1


    yeah right..BEYONCE went platinum at FULL PRICE unlike that gaga trash.

  2. 2


    Really? When you never even mentioned how Gaga's album flopped BIG TIME?

    Really pathetic, Perez.

  3. 3

    You're such an asshole, Mario. How many albums have your "artists" sold? A whopping 27,000 total? Rot in hell, you herpe-ridden fuck! BTW. Saw you on Platinum Hit. Hilarious that they called you a record producer and that you had discovered GaGa and Katy Perry! You classless fuck!

  4. 4

    Re: il1k31th0t18 – wow.. your totally hot. hehe. besides that yeah i agree w u.. i actually love this beyonce album… i didn't the first time i listened to it but im really enjoying it now

  5. 5

    Yeam Mario, tired of every compliment that you give Beyonce being underpinned with subtle or not so subtle barbs. Her CD is so much better than Gaga's. I have nothing against Gaga and she is creative and avant garde in her appearance. Beyonce, on the other hand, is a force of nature.

  6. 6

    The backhanded insults are obvious fatboy.

  7. 7

    Right again, Pez Head!! The only flop is Lady Gag-me's ”album of the decade”!! More like ”album of the long weekend”!! LMFAO!!

  8. GIO says – reply to this


    Re: il1k31th0t18 – YOU SAID IT BRO

  9. 9

    Re: il1k31th0t18
    She didn't go platinum at full price anything. Obviously you didn't read what Perez wrote. Platinum means the number of shipments, not the number of albums sold. 4 has only sold a little more than a half a mil so far in the US.

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  11. 11

    This asshole undermines everyone else to promote gaga. It makes Gaga look desperate

  12. 12

    Well, her and JayZ have plenty enough money to buy that many albums.
    That's what I think happened.
    They couldn't possibly accept failure.
    She is full of shit if she says she is not interested in breaking records.
    I just don't like her music.

  13. 13

    Somebody sent me this yesterday and it just confirmed everything I have already known, but seeing it in writing is fun.

  14. 14

    Why is everyone hating on Mario for telling the truth? If Beyonce is not interested in making sells; (which I don't believe) than she wouldn't be trying so hard to be on every TV show, night show, magazine and billboard to promote this garbage of an album. Let's just tell the truth, Beyonce's new CD sucks and she running scared since Kelly Rowlands CD is awesome adn selling quite well. Beyonce is so over played and it's finally catching up with her. Although, she can sing, it's starting to become annoying with all the screaming she does on most of her songs. Beyonce appears like she is so desperate right now and pressed to stay on top. That's fine, but the CD is terrible and she should have thought about that when she rushed to give the public crap. When her record company heard it they agreed she should redo some songs but I think she thought, because she is Beyonce she can put out anything and the public will eat it up. Well, of course she has her devoted fans that are in denial. Well, the "word on the street" is saying she should have taken time to record better music. Again, it's crap!!!!!!!

  15. 15

    Stop hating on Perez, he's publishing the truth. He's fair and honest and he alway wishes good luck to all the artist. You guys are jealous of Perez because he partied with artist that you guy can only dream about. If a artist hasn't been interviewed by Perez than that artist (no matter how famous) isn't about nothing because all of Hollywood recognizes Perez. Don't hate him because he's accomplished so much. HATERS!!!

  16. 16

    Re: truth told – "Truth told," please just shut up. I've noticed you hating on Beyoncé in another post so I'm not surprised at the long essay you wrote in continuation of your hatred. So, I'll be brief: Beyonce '4' 310,000 first week sales; Kelly Rowland 'Here I Am' 76,000 first week sales. You do the math, Kelly isn't "selling quite well." Secondly, the music critics have PRAISED Beyoncé's album while Kelly's album has been pegged as unoriginal and luster-lacking. Thirdly, shut up.

  17. 17

    I just really want to know why you didn't say the exact same thing about the whole its not albums sold but shipped for Gaga's album when it hit a million? like do you do this on purpose? are you just a piece of s#it like that? Obviously Beyonce isn't doing up to her usual sales so why kick her while she's "down" huh? you make it ridiculously easy to dislike you, i understand now why you got punched in the vagina. Idiot

  18. 18

    Perez how come you never mentioned the fact that gaga only topped the charts her first week, and when her album sales went back to normal price, her second week numbers dropped 87% making billboard history IN A BAD WAY! How come no mentions of that? How come you don’t praise artist like Adele who only released one single and didn’t use any gimmicks and still single handedly dominated Gaga on the charts. So much for Gaga having the album of the decade! And weren’t you the one trying to imply Beyonce would flop when instead she sold over 300,000 copies her first week, and stayed at number 1 for two weeks and haven't left the top 10 yet. And she did all that with no #1 hits, and her entire album leaked a month before. Perez you’re so obvious with your hate but lets not for get that beyonce has been in the game 14 years and can still top the charts without selling her album for less than a dollar. Lets see gaga do that 11 years from now.

  19. 19

    completely agree with the first comment post….why do you ALWAYS give the most backhanded compliments? I can't stand you. gaga sold her album for 99 cents which accoutned for 40% of her sales….beyonce didn't and her album is still critically and commercially successful.

  20. 20

    Erm Perez, you were the one saying this album would be a flop. Also, you were adamant that because YOU didn't like the album no one else would. Suprisingly what you don't like doesnt mean no one else will like it. So yeah Perez, when you've had a career like that of Beyonce, you can speak about flops. You're only "famous" for being a vile bitch.

  21. 21

    Her record was released at the end of June and over a month later, it’s still in the top 5 at the #4 spot on the US Billboard charts. So it’s quite possible that she did go platinum already. If the record is flopping, it would have dropped way down in the charts weeks ago. It seems the album is doing better than was expected. Good for Bey.

  22. 22

    Perez ur such a hater… its ridiculous

  23. 23

    Re: truth told – u really don't know real music if you think 4 sucks. That is the best MUSIC i think she's ever made. but ppl don't appreciate that… obviously

  24. 24

    Damn you are fucked up for that post.. you have not changed at all.. you are far worse; instead of giving your actual opinion you sneakily put shit in your post and attack in a passive aggressive way..
    You were all giddy with Lady Gaga's obviously pathetic ways to sell her cd.. but you have to not on Beyonce's that her platinum doesn't mean anything..
    fucking dick.. you know your going to pay dearly with karma right?

  25. 25

    Re: jenjencupcake – im glad he allowed you to post so many curse words, i had to repost my shit 3 times and reword it. The least he could do for us people that do come and read his crap and at least be biased and be fair towards all the artists knowing there are different fan bases visiting this website but nah he rather be a little girl, be catty and say undercover bitchy comments. Such a dirty crackhead hooker's douche he is

  26. 26

    Re: jenjencupcake – say bitchy comments and start fights amongst fan bases******

  27. 27

    Re: RabbitHeart – any album that ships is counted as a sale. i can read. but you can't. beyonce sold her album at full price and it went platinum. gaga, on the other hand…

  28. 28

    Re: il1k31th0t18
    "any album that ships is counted as a sale. i can read. but you can't. "
    WRONG! Total shipments - albums sold=number of albums still sitting on record shelves waiting to be sold. The RIAA do not count albums sold, only albums shipped. Soundscan, on the other hand, tracks records sold. Try again!

  29. 29

    Bey's album leaked 3 weeks early.
    IT had no top 10 single to help promo the album and there was VERY LITTLE promo for 4 at the start of June.
    She didn't sell the CD at $.99 and still sold 511k first week, and 3 weeks later is platinum.

    She never flopped and she will never flop.