Maroon 5’s “What Lovers Do” Reaches 2x Platinum; “Wait” Earns Gold Honor

Maroon 5 receives RIAA certifications for “What Lovers Do (featuring SZA)” and “Wait.”

Maroon 5 & SZA | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Maroon 5’s two most recent singles just attained new digital certifications in the United States.

According to the RIAA, the band’s “What Lovers Do (featuring SZA)” earned a 2x platinum award on March 14, 2018. The honor confirms 2 million in US units; each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.

Current single “Wait” attained gold status on the same day. The award signifies 500,000 in US units.

“What Lovers Do” peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“Wait” has thus far gone as high as #39 on the listing.

Written by Brian Cantor

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