Brent Faiyaz has earned another career achievement. The Columbia, Maryland, native’s sophomore album Wasteland is now certified gold, surpassing more than 500,000 equivalent units.
It marks Faiyaz’s first album or project to be certified by the RIAA. His previous releases, including 2020’s F*ck the World and his 2017 debut Sonder Son, have yet to be awarded.
Faiyaz also picked up a 6x multi-platinum award for Goldlink’s “Crew” on which he and Shy Glizzy featured. The hit single, which has sold over six million equivalent units, gave Faiyaz his first No. 1 on urban radio in November 2021.
Moving back to Wasteland, the 19-song album was released July 8 via Faiyaz’s imprint Lost Kids.
“All Mine” has surpassed 63 million streams on Spotify.
With first-week sales of 88,000 units, Wasteland debuted atop Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart. The album also bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, marking Faiyaz’s first top ten placement. Those figures marked his largest opening week sales.
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In other Faiyaz-related news, “Trillions,” the Alicia Keys-led single on which he features, is now No. 6 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart.
Stream Brent Faiyaz’s Wasteland below.