Shinedown will have to make some space for some more plaques on their wall. Two singles from the band’s gold-certified 2015 release “Threat To Survival” have newly been certifications by the RIAA for the U.S. territory.
That album’s first two singles, “Cut The Chord” and “State Of My Head“, were both newly certified on April 03rd, 2019. “Cut The Chord” hit both gold and platinum status on that day, while “State Of My Head” officially went gold.
A platinum album 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.