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!
[Image via Andres Otero/WENN.]