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Avenged Sevenfold Awarded Several New Platinum Certifications In The United States


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2021 continues to be a banner year for Avenged Sevenfold when it comes to sales/streaming awards. This past March the RIAA certified their 2003 sophomore album “Waking The Fallen” platinum and its lone single “Unholy Confessions” gold. Last month came word that the group’s 2010 album “Nightmare” and its 2013 follow-up “Hail To The King” had both gone platinum as well.

That leads us up to now, where the group have just scored several more certifications in the United States as of May 04th, 2021. Here’s what’s newly been awarded:

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  • Bat Country” from 2005’s platinum-certified “City Of Evil” has newly gone platinum. It was previously certified gold on October 01st of 2009.
  • The band’s 2007 self-titled album has been certified platinum, previously having gone gold on September 23rd, 2008.
  • Almost Easy” from that self-titled album has newly been certified both gold and platinum.
  • The title track to “Nightmare” has newly been certified platinum and 2x multi-platinum, previously having gone gold on March 20th, 2012.
  • The title track “Hail To The King” was certified gold, platinum and 2x multi-platinum, all on May 04th. “Shepherd Of Fire” from “Hail To The King” was also certified both gold and platinum on May 04th as well.

A platinum album/single 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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