Six Months of Gold & Platinum: Linkin Park Receives 21 New Certifications

by VVN Music

It's been six months since we've looked at the veteran artists who have received Gold, Platinum and Diamond certifications from the RIAA because, quite frankly, it happens so rarely these days; however, with the new inclusion of streaming into the calculations, we're starting to see a few more artists honored.

Linkin Park received certifications for 21 different titles including their Hybrid Theory album going eleven-times Platinum indicating sales of over eleven-million units and Meteora which is now at the seven-times level.  In addition, fifteen singles received new certification including "What I've Done" which is now five-times Platinum.

R.E.O. Speedwagon's Hi-Infidelity received its Diamond Certification for 10 million albums sold. It is the only new Diamond album by a veteran artists in the last six months.

The addition of streaming has been especially impactful on Singles with almost fifty new awards for veteran artists.

The newest certifications since May 30:

Diamond Albums (10,000,000+ Units)
  • Hi-Infidelity - R.E.O. Speedwagon
Platinum Albums (1,000,000+ Units per certification)
  • Eleven-Times Platinum
    • Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
  • Seven-Times Platinum
    • MeteoraLinkin Park
  • Four-Times Platinum
    • Minutes to MidnightLinkin Park
  • Three-Times Platinum
    • Rocket Man: Number Ones - Elton John
  • Two-Times Platinum
    • Collision CourseJay-Z & Linkin Park
  • Platinum
    • 4:44 - Jay-Z
    • Wasting Light - Foo Fighters
    • Echos, Silence, Patience & Grace - Foo Fighters
    • A Thousand SunsLinkin Park
    • Living ThingsLinkin Park
Gold Albums (500,000+ Units)
  • Diamonds on the Inside - Ben Harper
  • Jay-Z Unplugged - Jay-Z
  • Slippin' - DMX
  • The New Danger - Mos Def
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 - Various Artists
Platinum Singles (1,000,000+ Units per certification)
  • Five-Times Platinum
    • "What I've Done" - Linkin Park
  • Four-Times Platinum
    • "In the End" - Linkin Park
    • "Cheap Thrills" - Sia Featuring Sean Paul
    • "Bailando" - Enrique Iglasius Featuring Sean Paul
  • Three-Times Platinum
    • "Chandelier" - Sia
    • "Numb" - Linkin Park 
    • "New Divide" - Linkin Park
  • Two-Times Platinum
    • "Beautiful" - Mariah Carey
    • "Numb/Encore" - Jay-Z & Linkin Park
    • "Blue Ain't Your Color" - Keith Urban
    • "Burn It Down" - Linkin Park 
    • "Shadow of the Day" - Linkin Park 
    • "Humble & Kind" - Tim McGraw
    • "Africa" - Toto
    • "Best of You" - Foo Fighters
    • "Everlong" - Foo Fighters
    • "The Pretender" - Foo Fighters
  • Platinum
    • "Bleed It Out" - Linkin Park
    • "Going Back to Cali" - LL Cool J
    • "Make It Bun Dem" - Skrillex & Damien "Jr. Gong" Marley
    • "The Fighter" - Keith Urban
    • "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - Queen
    • "Faint" - Linkin Park
    • "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" - Shania Twain
    • "Jolene" - Dolly Parton
    • "Hold the Line" - Toto
    • "Rosanna" - Toto
    • "Setting the World on Fire" - Kenny Chesney & P!nk
    • "Learn to Fly" - Foo Fighters
    • "Times Like These" - Foo Fighters
Gold Singles (500,000+ Units)
  • "You Never Let Go" - Matt Redman
  • "Comatose" - Skillet
  • "Heavy" - Linkin Park
  • "Iridescent" - Linkin Park
  • "Breaking the Habit" - Linkin Park
  • "Papercut" - Linkin Park
  • "Given Up" - Linkin Park
  • "Crawling" - Linkin Park
  • "Any Man of Mine" - Shania Twain
  • "That Don't Impress Me Much" - Shania Twain
  • "From This Moment On" - Shania Twain
  • "We Beleive" - Newsboys
  • "I Will Always Love You" - Dolly Parton
  • "Jolene" - Dolly Parton
  • "Wild Child" - Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
  • "Save It For a Rainy Day" - Kenny Chesney
  • "Islands in the Stream" - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
  • "Song Cry" - Jay-Z
  • "Bad Reputation" - Joan Jett


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