Future's "Mask Off" Goes Platinum

It also became his highest-charting single.

By Shawn Cooke Apr 19, 2017
(Photo credit VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

Yesterday, "Mask Off" became Future's first-ever top 10 single.  And later that day, it was certified platinum by the RIAA, as the Fader points out.

Its success is largely owed to the #MaskOffChallenge, which inspired amateur and professional musicians to cover the song's main flute sample. Along with Lil Uzi Vert's "XO TOUR Lif3," Future's biggest hit has seized the viral challenge to springboard up the charts. Metro Boomin, who produced the track, celebrated with this incredible tweet.

Future's come close to cracking the Hot 100's top 10 before—his Drake collaboration "Jumpman" peaked at No. 12, and The Weeknd-featuring "Low Life" reached No. 18. He tweeted that the latter song also picked up a new certification, going platinum for the third time. The RIAA database confirms this, and that Future earned a few other notable bumps yesterday. His first two studio albums, Pluto and Honest, were both certified gold. Two other singles picked up new platinum plaques—the Drake-featuring "Used to This" notched its first, and "Fuck Up Some Commas" went platinum for the second time.