Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged In New York” Gains New Multi-Platinum Certifications


Nirvana‘s acclaimed 1994 live acoustic album, ‘MTV Unplugged In New York‘, has gained some new certifications from the RIAA in the United States. The album variant of the release has newly been certified 8x multi-platinum as of February 24th, 2020. Its previous certification was for 5x multi-platinum back in September of 1997.

The video variant of the release has also received gold, platinum and a 7x multi-platinum certification—all of which were awarded on February 24th as well. The sales certifications were presumably a bit of housekeeping on the RIAA‘s part and were also likely bolstered by last November’s release of an expanded 25th anniversary edition of the release.

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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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