March 1, 2018 | Gold & Platinum
Twenty One Pilots’ “Blurryface” Earns Unrivaled Gold & Platinum Achievement: First Album In Digital Era With Every Song RIAA Certified
“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. Complete lists of all album, single, and video awards, as well as top tallies for artists and albums can be accessed at https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/.