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System Of A Down’s First Two Albums Land New Multi-Platinum Certifications In The United States


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Acclaimed Armenian-American alternative metal outfit System Of A Down have notched up some new hardware for their first two albums. New U.S. certifications have just been bestowed upon the band’s 1998 self-titled debut album and its 2001 follow-up, “Toxicity“. First up, the RIAA have certified the band’s self-titled outing 2x multi-platinum. It had previously attained platinum status back in February of 2002.

Next up, the band’s landmark 2001 sophomore album “Toxicity” has been certified 6x multi-platinum. It had last been certified 3x multi-platinum in November of 2002.

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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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