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Every Song on Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Blurryface’ Has Been RIAA Certified

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Every song on Twenty One PilotsBlurryface has now been certified by the RIAA. This is now the first album in the digital era to have this distinction. The press release can be found below.

    WASHINGTON – “Blurryface,” the 2015 smash album by Twenty One Pilots (Fueled by Ramen), has achieved a Gold & Platinum milestone unrivaled in the digital era: it is now the first album in which every individual song on the album is certified Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum.
    The milestone was achieved with the recent Gold certification of “Hometown.” Now all 14 songs of the album have earned certification under the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA’s) Gold & Platinum Program. Since the advent of digital sales and streams, and the inclusion of those formats in the Gold & Platinum Program, no other album’s individual songs have reached that collective milestone. Additionally, the “Blurryface” album is 3X multi-Platinum – the top RIAA certified alternative album released in the last three years.

    “Congratulations to Twenty One Pilots for this unparalleled achievement,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, RIAA. “From the first track to the 14th, each and every song from ‘Blurryface’ has resonated with fans. In a time when fans enjoy instant access to millions of different tracks, this is a testament to the appeal of both the album and each of its individual songs. Congratulations to Tyler, Josh and Fueled by Ramen.”

    The “Blurryface” song awards are: “Heavydirtysoul” Platinum, “Stressed Out” 7X Platinum, “Ride” 4X Platinum, “Fairly Local” Platinum, “Tear In My Heart” 2X Platinum, “Lane Boy” Platinum, “The Judge” Gold, “Doubt” Gold, “Polarize” Gold, “We Don’t Believe What’s On TV” Gold, “Message Man” Gold, “Hometown” Gold, “Not Today” Gold and “Goner” Gold.

    Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018, the RIAA’s iconic Gold & Platinum brand is the industry’s premier award for recognizing artistic achievement in the music marketplace. Officially launched in 1958, the program expanded in 1999 to include a Diamond Award honoring 10 million or more certifications of an album or song.

    All RIAA certifications are calculated by Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman.

     
  2. SPine

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    That's incredible
     
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  3. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    Yeah, whoa.
     
  4. ARo24

    Regular Supporter

    I’m a mild fan of them but wow that’s a hell of an honor. Congrats to them.
     
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  5. parkerxcore

    Somebody's gonna miss us Supporter

    insaaane
     
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  6. Buscemi knows best

    You owe me a Sausage McMuffin

    Jesus, that's nuts.
     
  7. JRGComedy

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    Holy shit, good for them!
     
  8. mattfreaksmeout

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    Wow I'm so happy for them! That's an astonishing thing to achieve. I actually am feeling a little emotional about this, I love when bands from this side of the (metaphorical) tracks have this kind of success. I'll spin my copy of Blurryface tonight to celebrate!
     
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  9. AshlandATeam

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    I'm a pretty ardent fan boy of the band, and I'm not remotely ashamed of how biased I am towards them. That said, I listened to this for the first time in awhile last week and was stunned at how much I loved it - it hits as hard for me now as it did the day it came out.

    Whatever they're working on now has really, really lofty expectations to live up to.
     
  10. RileyWitiw

    more like absolutepop.net Supporter

    absolutepunk would be steaming
     
  11. Professor Plumbob

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    good for them
     
  12. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    It took teaching these guys' music to kids at School of Rock for me to finally come around, but come around I did. "The Judge" is the raddest track on that record and deserves better than Gold.
     
  13. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    Wild
     
  14. Honeymagnolia

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    Awesome for them. Love these guys and really cracking band to see live.
     
  15. CMilliken

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    Crazy.
     
  16. Yellowcard2006

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    I don't really get how a song can go gold without being a single release. Very cool them to do this though with so many tracks.
     
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  17. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Streaming
     
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  18. Eric Wilson

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    So awesome for them, and cannot wait to see what they do next. My most anticipated.
     
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  19. bobby_runs

    where would i be if i was my brain Prestigious

    Their music is pretty bad but props to the label for pushing them as hard as they did early on.
     
  20. ihaveblink

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    so each song has to have been streamed .... 750,000,000 times?

    does that sound right?

    okay my figures are wrong, it's 150 per stream equals a song sale?

    So.... 75,000,000? That is quite crazy.
     
  21. Helloelloallo

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    Definitely proves they have one of, if not the most rabid fan base out there. I'm always amazed at how well they sell at festivals and do in streaming considering they get moderate radio play. I mean, they have had their hits from this album but I definitely don't feel like any of their songs where the play every 15 minutes type of song that other blockbuster singles are.
     
  22. honkytonk

    Narcissism on narcotics

    Wow that's an incredible accomplishment! I remembering listening to "Guns For Hands" over and over after hearing it on my local radio station years ago. Who'd have thought they'd blow up like this? Blurryface is a great spring/summer album for me, so many jams!
     
  23. mattfreaksmeout

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    It's worth noting that this would also include sales of digital tracks on itunes/amazon if they were purchased alone but not with the album (i.e. someone who goes through the album previews and picks the ones they like and only buys those)
     
  24. Malatesta

    i may get better but we won't ever get well Prestigious

    impressive but good god are they intolerable to my ears for whatever reason
     
  25. mattfreaksmeout

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    Didn't anyone ever teach you guys that if you don't have anything nice to say, you shouldn't say it at all???