“Lucid Dreams” marks the first Diamond certification of the late rapper’s career, and the first for a rap star thus far in 2022.
Juice WRLD may be gone, but he is certainly not forgotten. The late rap star has reached yet another milestone as his breakout single, “Lucid Dreams,” has reached Diamond certification after accumulating more than 10 million units sold, according to the RIAA.
Taking to press, the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) announced that the song has now been certified Diamond for the sales equivalent of 10,000,000 units in the United States.
“Lucid Dreams” marks the first Diamond certification of Juice WRLD’s career, and the first for a rap star thus far in 2022. Officially released as the lead single from his 2018 debut album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, “Lucid Dreams,” which samples Sting’s 1993 hit “Shape of My Heart,” debuted at No. 74 on the Hot 100 chart, ultimately peaking at No. 2, and has amassed over 1.8 billion streams on Spotify alone.
In addition to “Lucid Dreams” reaching Diamond status, Juice WRLD has a number of other singles that are also on their way to achieving this feat as his song “All Girls Are the Same” is currently 6X-Platinum, “Robbery” is 5X-Platinum, and “Lean wit Me” currently sits at 4X-Platinum.
‘Lucid Dreams’ served as the second single from his debut album ‘Goodbye & Good Riddance’. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was the 12th biggest hit of the year in 2018.
News of Juice WRLD’s latest accomplishment comes shortly after the release of the rapper’s second posthumous album, Fighting Demons, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 119,000 album-equivalent units sold in its first week. His previous posthumous album, Legends Never Die, was released in 2020, debuting atop the Billboard 200 chart and accounting for the biggest first-week sales numbers for a posthumous album in history.
Born Jarad Anthony Higgins, Juice WRLD passed away due to a seizure induced by acute oxycodone and codeine intoxication in December 2019. He was just 21 years old when he passed away from an accidental overdose. The Illinois native’s struggles with substance abuse and mental health served as a major theme in his music and are also the focus of the documentary “Juice WRLD: Into The Abyss”, available to stream now on HBO Max.
Check out the video for “Lucid Dreams” below.