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SOUNDGARDEN’s ‘Superunknown’ Has Been Certified Six Times Platinum In U.S.

Soundgarden's 1994 album "Superunknown" has been certified six times platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

SOUNDGARDEN’s 1994 album “Superunknown” has been certified six times platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

The record was certified on April 21 for sales in excess of six million copies after being certified five times platinum back in March 1996.

Released on March 8th of 1994, “Superunknown” was a breakthrough success for SOUNDGARDEN, earning its first platinum certification a few months later on June 3rd.

Presently, the RIAA awards a gold certification for 500,000 units sold, a platinum honor for 1 million units sold and a diamond award for more than 10 million units sold.

Outside of traditional physical/digital sales, certifications in digital streams/downloads are marked by 10 permanent track downloads counting as 1 unit and 1500 on-demand audio/video streams from a particular album also counting as as a single unit.