Almost 10 months after Nipsey Hussle’s shooting death on March 31, his final album “Victory Lap” has reportedly been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The Grammy Award-nominated project was officially released in February 2019 and debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200, selling roughly 53,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. Following Nipsey Hussle’s death, the album peaked at #2 with over 66,000 album-equivalent units sold in the first week of April 2019.
Prior to his passing, Nipsey Hussle received about 2 million audio streams. The day after he died, he earned 10 million audio streams.
The month before Nipsey Hussle was shot to death by alleged killer Eric Holder, he celebrated the one-year anniversary of his major label debut
“2day makes 1 year since I dropped my debut album,” he wrote in the caption on Instagram. “My 1st release under our Partnership w @atlanticrecords. My 1st @recordingacademy Nomination. My 1st time charting on tha @billboard Hot 200. How y’all feel Tha Album Aged in a year?”