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The Weeknd’s “Beauty,” Sam Hunt’s “Montevallo” Certified 2X Platinum In the US

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Earlier this morning, Headline Planet confirmed that The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind The Madness” had sold approximately 913,000 US copies since its release. Sam Hunt’s “Montevallo” had sold just over 1 million.

Interestingly, both albums have just been certified double-platinum in the United States.

The reason? The RIAA’s new consumption rule.

Aligning itself with the Billboard 200, the RIAA has opted to add track sales and streams to the album certification program. A certified unit is now equivalent to 1 album sales, 10 track sales, or 1500 track streams.

The double-platinum certifications confirm US unit totals of at least 2 million.

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]


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