Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Certified 8X Platinum In US; “What Do You Mean” 6X

Plus, Bieber earns a platinum award for his song “Confident.”

Justin Bieber [Andrew Lipovsky/NBC]

Justin Bieber received three new US digital single certifications on May 30, 2017.

His chart-topping “Purpose” singles “Sorry” and “What Do You Mean” went 8x platinum and 6x platinum, respectively. Earlier release “Confident” attained platinum status on said date.

Issued by the RIAA, the certifications confirm US unit totals of 8 million, 6 million and 1 million.

Each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.

“Sorry” remains Justin Bieber’s second-most-certified single in the US. Only the 12x-platinum smash “Baby” holds a higher certification.

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.

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