Listen to Wale on iHeartRadio

Wale is seeing gold for the first time in his career. 

The rapper's third album The Gifted has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. 

The milestone marks the first time one of the rapper's records has sold 500,000 copies. 

Following its release in June, the album sold 158,000 copies in its first week and opened at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. 

The Gifted features some of hip-hop's biggest names, including Meek Mill, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz.  

Photo Credit Getty Images