Evanescence’s Debut Album “Fallen” Officially Certified Diamond In The United States


Gothic alternative metal outfit Evanescence have hit a major milestone with their 2003 debut album, “Fallen“. That effort has newly been certified diamond (10x multi-platinum) by the RIAA for sales and streaming performance in the United States. That record had last been certified as 7x multi-platinum in June of 2008. This latest certification was officially announced by the RIAA on November 30th of this year.

A major breakthrough for the band, “Fallen” went on lay the foundation for the band’s career, spawning several hit singles, including the 3x multi-platinum “Bring Me To Life” and the platinum-certified “My Immortal“.

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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