Red Hot Chili Peppers & Disturbed

Disturbed, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shinedown & Muse Records Go Gold & Platinum In The U.S.


There’s been a lot more gold and platinum plaques handed out this year since the RIAA (The Recording Industry Association of America) began factoring in streaming into the physical sales classifications for gold and platinum albums earlier this year. The biggest change of that decision was to have 1,500 plays on various accredited streaming music services equate to one album sold.

With 2016 finding album sales at a historic low, the changes implemented earlier this year seemed a necessity. Previously a gold record in the U.S. required 500,000 copies sold, while a platinum record was set at 1,000,000 copies. The move towards streaming has definitely been a shot in the arm, as the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘s newly certified 6x multi-platinum 1999 album, “Californication“, previously met 5x platinum status on January 07th of 2003.

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Likewise for Muse‘s new platinum records, with 2006’s, “Black Holes And Revelations“, last being certified gold on August 15th of 2008, while their 2009 album, “Resistance“, hit gold status on April 30th of 2010.

Here’s some of the latest recipients of gold and platinum records from the rock world:


Disturbed – “The Sound Of Silence” (single)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Stadium Arcadium” (3x multi-platinum)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Californication” (6x multi-platinum)
Muse – “Absolution
Muse – “Resistance
Shinedown – “The Sound Of Madness” (2x multi-platinum)
Shinedown – “Sound Of Madness” (single)
Shinedown – “If You Only Knew” (single)
Shinedown – “45” (single)


Muse – “The 2nd Law
Shinedown – “Devour” (single)
Shinedown – “Diamond Eyes” (single)
Shinedown – “The Crow & The Butterfly” (single)
Shinedown – “Save Me
Shinedown – “Bully” (single)

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