Gucci Mane has been a pioneering influence on the way rappers release music and listeners consume it, but much of his catalog predated digital music retailers and, of course, streaming. So, even though he's been platinum in hearts and stereos in neighborhoods across America for more than a decade, the Atlanta rapper just scored his first-ever platinum single as a lead artist for "Both," a Drake-featuring track from his The Return of East Atlanta Santa project.
"#Both certified platinum #ThePowerOfTheMindIsNotAJoke," Gucci wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of the RIAA certification. Previously, he has earned platinum status as a featured artist on Chris Brown's "Party" and Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles." Gucci's solo singles “Wasted” and “Spotlight" have received gold plaques.