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Linkin Park And The Used Score New Platinum/Gold Records In The United States


The RIAA have announced a new wave of gold and platinum certifications in the United States with Linkin Park and The Used among the hard rock/metal recipients. Notable among the new announcements is Linkin Park‘s title track to their 2017 album “One More Light” officially going gold on February 28th, 2019.

Meanwhile, a slew of releases from The Used were also awarded new hardware. Among them were the band’s 2002 self-titled debut album going platinum. It was certified of that status on February 28th and previously obtained gold statues on July 21st, 2003.

That album’s 2004 follow-up, “In Love And Death” has also gone platinum as of February 28th as well. It previously went gold on March 21st, 2005. Meanwhile, February 28th also saw the band’s 2007 album “Lies For The Liars” go gold.

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.