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What does “Certified Platinum” mean?

What does “certified platinum”, “going platinum”, or “went platinum” mean in music? What does it mean when rappers and musicians have a “platinum” record? We’ll explain what it means.

Platinum is a music certification used in the music industry by The RIAA (The Recording Industry Association of America).

Platinum means a song or album has sold one million (1,000,000) copies or units. For a song to go platinum or plat’ it needs to sell one million (1,000,000) copies of a single or an album. If a single or album sells 2 million + copies, it is now Multi-Platinum till it goes diamond, which is 10 million copies (10,000,000).

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