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Drowning Pool, Evanescence & Seether Land New Gold & Platinum Records


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A new wave of gold & platinum certifications has been announced by the RIAA and Drowning Pool, Evanescence and Seether are among the recipients. First up are Drowning Pool with their 2001 single “Bodies“, which has now officially gone platinum as of January 31st, 2019. The song was previously certified gold on June 24th, 2008 and is taken from their platinum selling 2001 debut album, “Sinner“.

Meanwhile, Evanescence have also scored a platinum record for their 2003 single “My Immortal“. That track was certified on January 31st as well, having previously went gold on February 17th, 2009. It appeared on the band’s 7x multi-platinum 2003 debut album, “Fallen“.

And finally, Seether have received a new round of certifications with their 2005 single “Remedy” off their gold certified third album “Karma And Effect” and their 2014 single “Words As Weapons” both having officially gone gold as of January 31st.

Furthermore, the band’s 2004 single “Broken” has gone platinum, having previously been certified gold on April 17th, 2009. That song is taken from the band’s 5x multi-platinum 2004 sophomore album “Disclaimer II“.

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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