According to Rick Ross, Wale’s Maybach Music Group debut, Ambition, has been certified gold. The RIAA website has yet to update the certification, but Chart News reports that Ambition has sold 435,869 copies in the US.
— TEFLON DON (@rickyrozay) July 13, 2012
Maybe it reached the threshold based on its shipments?
Club sales and club free goods may be included towards certification. Product shipped to retail, mail order, record clubs, TV marketing and other ancillary markets are combined toward certified sales. All shipments to these accounts must be verified by the label. – RIAA