2 Chainz’s Based On A T.R.U. Story Certified Gold

Not only does 2 Chainz have a Grammy nomination to show for his debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story, but now he’s also celebrating the fact that the August 14 release is officially certified Gold.

The album initially debuted at #1 with 147,000 copies sold in August and by mid-December it reached the 500, 000 mark. “I wanna thank God ,my fam, my team, fans, djs, taste makers, bloggers & u for your support!” 2 Chainz wrote on Twitter, sending his thanks. “WE GOLD now bebe, BASEDONATRUSTORY(BOATS).”

The Atlanta rapper received a nod for Best Rap Album  at the upcoming 2013 Grammy Awards, and admitted that he’s  feeling ‘extremely blessed.’ “This is a moment of shock mixed with gratefulness. 2012 has been an unbelievably blessed for me, my family and my team in so many ways,” he told MTV News. “We’ve worked so hard to create music that the fans can appreciate. And it definitely paid off.”