Chevelle Awarded New Multi-Platinum & Gold Records In The U.S.


It looks like Chevelle were recently the focus of some RIAA housekeeping, having newly earned multiple platinum and gold sales awards via the association for units shifted in the United States yesterday, May 28th.

First up, their 2002 sophomore album “Wonder What’s Next” was certified 2x multi-platinum. It was last certified platinum back in June of 2003. Likewise, that record’s two lead singles, “The Red” and “Send The Pain Below” both hit new milestones as well. “The Red” was certified gold, platinum and ultimately 2x-multi-platinum, while “Send The Pain Below” was certified both gold and platinum.

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Chevelle‘s 2004 follow-up album, “This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)“, was also newly certified platinum. It had previously gone gold back in November of 2004. Wrapping up the new wave of certifications was the band’s 2007 album “Vena Sera“, which was was newly awarded gold status.

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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