Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters Rack Up Eight New Platinum Records For Past Albums/Singles


With their ninth studio album “Concrete And Gold” headed for a September 15th release date and the band back on the live circuit following a hiatus, the Foo Fighters have scored a number of new platinum records. The RIAA have just announced a wave of new United States sales certifications for the band, here’s what they’ve earned:

  • The band’s 2011 album “Wasting Light” has gone platinum, last being certified gold on May 18th, 2011.
  • Their single “Learn To Fly” has gone platinum, last having gone gold on June 12th, 2006.
  • Their 2007 album “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grade” has gone platinum, having previously hit gold status on December 13th, 2007.
  • Their 2007 single “The Pretender” from the newly platinum album, “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grade“, has gone double platinum, having previously been certified gold on February 13th, 2008.
  • Everlong” from 1997’s “The Colour And The Shape” has been certified double platinum as well, last having hit gold status on March 31st, 2006.
  • Best Of You” from 2005’s “In Your Honor” has hit double platinum, last having gone platinum on April 24th, 2008.

All of the above newly awarded certifications were given out on August 23rd, 2017. A platinum album in the United States represents 1,000,000 units while gold signifies 500,000 units. The sales certifications factor in digital streams into their awards with 10 permanent track downloads counting as 1 unit and 1500 on-demand audio/video streams from the album also counting as as a unit.