Rod Wave is enjoying his well-deserved stardom, for which he continues to be rewarded. And a new reward has just popped up.

On Friday (November 17), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) revealed that the 25-year-old singer’s latest album has moved half a million units

Having reached 500,000-plus album sales and equivalent streams, the Floridian’s fifth full-length release has now been certified gold.

Nostalgia was released on September 15 of this year to critical acclaim. The 18-track LP, which features guest contributions from Wet, 21 Savage, and Sadie Jean, made it to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

On the more unpleasant side of things, Rod Wave’s D.C. concert last weekend was plagued by multiple car break-ins. Though initial reports suggested that more than 200 cars had been targeted in the mid-November spree, a spokesperson for the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) told NewsOne that the actual number was “approximately 10.”

A number of these reports came from in and around the Capital One Arena, which is where the “Boyz Don’t Cry” singer was performing, but no arrests have been made so far.

This isn’t the first time that a Rod Wave concert has made headlines. Last month, a video captured at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Nebraska caught him performing a daredevil stunt as his set came to a close.

The singer could be seen climbing to a high ledge with the use of a stepstool and then tossing his mic away. He then turned his back to the crowd, stretched out his arms and took a backward fall into a pile of smoke as he seemed to disappear.

The soul-trap originator is known for falling through the stage during his shows, though this wasn’t always a part of his act. In 2020, he was set to perform at Morris Brown College on Halloween. Seconds after he took the stage at the Historically Black College and University, the stage buckled and collapsed, prompting him to stumble as others behind him fell in the newly created crater.

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