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Kanye West's latest album Yeezus has hit a sales milestone. 

This week the Recording Industry Association of America announced that Yeezus has been certified gold after selling 500,000 copies. 

The landmark comes eight weeks after the album hit stores.  In its first week of release, the album sold 327,000 units and landed at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.  

Kanye West is slated to perform his single "Black Skinhead" at this year's MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th.  

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