Brent Faiyaz’s Album ‘Wasteland’ Is Now Certified Gold

cover art of Brent Faiyaz's "Wasteland"

Brent Faiyaz has accomplished something else professionally. The sophomore album by the Maryland native from Columbia, Wasteland, has surpassed 500,000 equivalent copies and is now gold-certified. It is the first album or project by Faiyaz to get RIAA certification. His earlier works, such as Sonder Son from 2017 and F*ck the World from 2020, have not yet received any recognition.

As a result of his appearance with Shy Glizzy on Goldlink’s “Crew,” Faiyaz also received a 6x multi-platinum award. In November 2021, the popular song, which has more than six million equivalent units in sales, gained Faiyaz his first urban radio No. 1.

Returning to Wasteland, the 19-song album was made available on July 8 by Faiyaz’s label Lost Kids. Drake’s “Wasting Time” and “Price of Fame,” two songs from the album’s predecessor, Faiyaz, were among those released before the album. The former song, which peaked in the top 10 on urban radio, was created by The Neptunes.

“All Mine” from Wasteland has been Faiyaz’s biggest hit. His first solo chart-topper, a song he produced, reached No. 1 on urban radio in October. On Spotify, “All Mine” has had more than 63 million streams.