Men lie, women lie, but numbers don’t. And judging by the RIAA’s latest round, it looks like the music industry should give Future’s name a lot more respect.

According HipHopDX, the Atlanta native and trap connoisseur recently became the recipient of a jaw-dropping 55 new certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). While that accomplishment is incredibly impressive on its own, Future’s new slew of gold and platinum plaques also helped him break one of Drake’s incredible music industry records.

Future and Drake attend The Future: A Gentlemans Club at a private location on November 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia
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Ahead of the RIAA’s announcement on Wednesday July 27 that Future’s sixth studio album and collaborative album alongside Juice WRLD – titled HNDRXX and WRLD on drugsrespectively – had officially crossed the platinum certification threshold, Drake had seven platinum-certified studio albums to his name, making him the most commercially successful rapper to emerge during the 2010s. new material from Pluto, the Atlanta hitmaker now holds that record with eight platinum-certified studio albums.

Interestingly enough, Future will likely increase his own record score in the coming months as his latest album, I NEVER LOVED YOU, consistently hitting the numbers, with 893,000 album-equivalent units already under its belt since its release in April. Expect that distinction to bounce between Future and close collaborator OVO, though, as a good chunk of Drake’s latest releases, including Dark Lane demo tapes, Certified Loverand Honestly it doesn’t matter – are also set to receive platinum plaques in the near future as well.

Amazingly, this is actually the second time Future and Drake have achieved similar commercial feats in 2022, as both artists were able to simultaneously debut atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 with “WAIT FOR U” and I NEVER LOVED YOU and “Jimmy Cooks” and Honestly it doesn’t matter, respectively. Future and Drake remain the only rap groups in history to do so.

Take a look at some of Future’s new RIAA certifications below.

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