Christian Metal Band Skillet Awarded New Multi-Platinum & Gold Singles In The United States


This past Tuesday (May 10th) saw Christian metal band Skillet notch up a trio of new award certifications from the RIAA. Among their latest awards are the title track to their 2006 album “Comatose” newly going platinum, having previously been certified gold in July of 2017. Also earning new hardware from that record is the single “The Last Night“, which has newly gone gold.

Outside of “Comatose“, the band’s single “Awake And Alive” from their 2009 album “Awake” has newly gone double platinum, having previously hit platinum in July of 2015.

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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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