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Linkin Park Awarded Various New Multi-Platinum Certifications In The U.S.


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Linkin Park added several platinum and multi-platinum plaques to their already impressive collection this week. Yesterday (May 12th), the RIAA announced four new certifications for the Diamond-certified nü-metal band. First up, the group’s 2007 album “Minutes To Midnight” was certified 5x multi-platinum. It’s previous multi-platinum certification came back in August of 2017.

Also newly certified from that record were a trio of singles from it. The lead single “What I’ve Done” newly hit 6x multi-platinum status, having last reached 5x multi-platinum back in August of 2017. “Bleed It Out“, which served as the second single from “Minutes To Midnight“, hit 4x multi-platinum. It was last certified 2x multi-platinum in August of 2017.

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Meanwhile, “Given Up“, which was originally launched as the penultimate single from that record, attained platinum status. It previously went gold in August of 2017.

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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