Evanescence, Shinedown, I Prevail, Seether, Etc. Awarded New Gold/Platinum Records In The United States


The most recent rounds of gold and platinum certifications to be handed down by the RIAA for sales/streams in the U.S. territory found a number of hard rock, etc. artists taking home new awards.

Among those newly be certified are Shinedown‘s 2018 single “Monsters“, which went gold on December 10th, 2020.

Theory Of A Deadman also picked up gold singles for their tracks “All Or Nothing” & “Lowlife“, while their song “RX (Medicate)” went platinum. All of those certifications were made on December 10th as well.

December 09th also saw a wave of artists receive new certifications, among them:

  • Evanesence‘s 2011 self-titled studio album went gold.
  • I Prevail‘s single “Scars” from their 2016 album “Lifelines” was certified gold.
  • Seether‘s 2005 album “Karma & Effect” went platinum, having previously been certified gold back in August of 2005. That album’s 2007 follow-up “Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces” also newly went platinum, having previously gone gold back in June of 2008. Further adding to their pile is a new gold certification for their 2007 cover of George Michaels‘ “Careless Whisper“.

And finally, December 08th saw Falling In Reverse take home their second gold record with their 2019 single “Popular Monster” going 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.

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