Soundgarden’s “Superunknown” Receives New Multi-Platinum Certification


Soundgarden‘s landmark 1994 album “Superunknown” has just received a new multi-platinum certification in the United States. Home to the band’s biggest single to date, “Black Hole Sun“, that record has newly been certified 6x multi-platinum by the RIAA for sales and streaming.

That acclaimed opus was previously certified 5x multi-platinum back in March of 1996. Released on March 08th of 1994, “Superunknown” was a breakthrough success for the grunge legends, earning its first platinum certification a few months later on June 03rd.

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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