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One Direction’s “Night Changes” Was Certified Platinum

Over the past several weeks, news related to One Direction has concerned the departure of member Zayn Malik.

Here is news of a different variety: the group’s “Night Changes” was one of twelve songs certified platinum under the RIAA Digital Singles program this past March.

The platinum certification confirms that “Night Changes”–and the other eleven songs–boasts a unit total in excess of 1 million. A unit is equivalent to a paid digital download or 100 on-demand audio and/or video streams.

“Night Changes” is thus far the only platinum digital single from the group’s “FOUR.”

Other songs that received Platinum certifications during the month of March: Alesso’s “Heroes (we could be – featuring Tove Lo),” Beyonce’s “7/11,” Beyonce’s “XO,” Colbie Caillat’s “Try,” Godsmack’s “Voodoo,” I LOVE MAKONNEN’s “Tuesday (featuring Drake),” Jana Kramer’s “Why Ya Wana,” Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars)”*, Taylor Swift’s “Style,” TI’s “No Mediocre (featuring Iggy Azalea)” and The Weeknd’s “Earned It.”

*”Uptown Funk” also received 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x platinum certifications.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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