After numerous delays, SZA finally released her highly anticipated debut, CTRL, last year. On Thursday (March 1), the New Jersey native's project continued its ascension with another major accomplishment, becoming certified platinum by the RIAA. The 27-year-old's debut received five Grammy nominations at January's awards, but didn't end up taking home any hardware.
Singles from the project have also dominated the charts. The Travis Scott-assisted “Love Galore” and the ThankGod4Cody-produced “The Weekend” have achieved two-times platinum status. “Garden” also recently went gold, as the plaques continue to pile in for the TDE artist. SZA's journey to stardom has been well-documented, despite initially taking a brief hiatus from music amid label frustrations.
TDE's co-president Terrence “Punch” Henderson posted a thank you to Twitter (March 1) celebrating the various achievements, “Very proud the work we did on the Ctrl album. You guys went out and supported! And it’s still going! Thank you!”
The “Supermodel” artist revealed the disconnect she felt with her own album to The Fader, “I didn’t even fuck with my own album, so I was so confused and almost, like, angry that everyone fucked with it so much. It meant everything I felt about myself was wrong.”
Check out the congratulatory tweets below.