Pitbull & Kesha’s “Timber” Earns 6X Platinum Certification

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July 23, 2015 was a big day for Pitbull’s “Timber (featuring Kesha).”

The song, which had sold millions of copies but not formally received a certification from the RIAA, received a 6X platinum certification.

Under the terms of the RIAA’s digital singles program, a 6X platinum distinction confirms a US unit total of at least 6 million. A unit is equal to 1 sale or 100 streams.

Since “Timber” had not previously been certified, it retroactively received gold, platinum, 2x platinum, 3x platinum, 4x platinum and 5x platinum marks on July 23.

Written by Brian Cantor

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