The Twenty One Pilots Album ‘Blurryface’ Achieves New Record
Thanks to recent rule changes within the Recording Industry of America, Twenty One Pilot’s album “Blurryface” has achieved something no other record in history has.
By austind03 on March 1, 2018
Twenty One Pilots breakthrough album, Blurryface, blew up the charts in 2016. While the record brought them to the forefront of pop music, it’s also the first album in history to reach a unique achievement…
According to Billboard, Blurryface is the first album to ever have every one of its songs to reach a Gold certification.
In order for a song to reach this level of certification, it needs to sell 500,000 units, and the final song from the album to accomplish this feat was the 12th track, “Hometown.”
However, the band did receive help from the Recording Industry of America (RIAA). Following a recent rule change, a song’s digital streams now count for it’s digital single certifications. This means that music streaming platforms like Spotify and Tidal now count toward total sales. With every song on Blurryface raking in at least 60 million plays each on Spotify alone, it’s no surprise they’ve already hit Gold.
If you want to see how each of these Twenty One Pilots songs rank, Billboard broke down each song:
7x Platinum: “Stressed Out”
4x Platinum: “Ride”
2x Platinum: “Tear In My Heart”
Platinum: “Heavydirtysoul,” “Fairly Local,” “Lane Boy”
Gold: “The Judge,” “Doubt,” “Polarize,” “We Don’t Believe What’s On TV,” “Message Man,” “Not Today,” “Goner,” “Hometown”
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