Hip Hop Artists Dominate The RIAA's 2018 Platinum/Gold Mid-Year Report

9 out of the 12 top-certified projects came from the culture.

(AllHipHop News) The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) released its mid-year report. Hip Hop artists led the list of certified albums for the first half of 2018.

Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys was named the "Top Awarded Album." It's the only LP to earn Double Platinum status so far.

Only four other albums reached Platinum. Three of those efforts were Hip Hop-centered sets: Drake's Scorpion, Migos' Culture II, and the Kendrick Lamar-curated Black Panther soundtrack.

Seven albums were certified Gold. 6ix9ine's Day69, Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy, J. Cole's KOD, Rich The Kid's The World Is Yours, and XXXTentacion's ? passed the 500,000 units mark.