Disturbed, Bad Wolves & Fort Minor Releases Go Gold/Platinum


The RIAA have handed out a new wave of platinum and gold certifications for the U.S. territory and some metal/hard rock artists are among the latest recipients. Though we’ve previously been informed, Bad Wolves‘ cover of The Cranberries‘ “Zombie” has now officially been certified gold in the United States as of June 20th, 2018.

The band recently donated donated $250,000 of the proceeds from that cover to the family of late The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan. She was originally scheduled to hit the studio to record a guest part for the cover on the day she died.

Meanwhile, Fort Minor, the hip hop leaning side project of Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) has also had some apparent back accounting done. Fort Minor‘s 2005 track “Remember The Name“, which features Styles Of Beyond, has been certified 4x multi-platinum as of June 21st, 2018. It was last certified platinum on October 01st, 2009.

Likewise, Fort Minor‘s 2005 debut album “The Rising Tied” has been certified platinum. It received both its gold and platinum certifications on the same day, June 21st, 2018.

And finally, Disturbed have two new platinum albums to add to their collection. The band’s 2000 debut album “The Sickness” has now gone 5x multi-platinum as of June 21st, 2018. It last went 4x multi-platinum on September 23rd, 2008.

The band’s 2005 album “Ten Thousand Fists” has also crossed into multi-platinum territory, having been certified 2x multi-platinum as of June 21st, 2018. It previously went platinum back on January 06th of 2006.

A platinum album in the United States represents 1,000,000 units, while gold signifies 500,000 units. Outside of traditional physical/digital sales, the certifications factor in digital streams/downloads with 10 permanent track downloads counting as 1 unit and 1500 on-demand audio/video streams from a particular album also counting as as a unit.

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