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Khalid’s “Location” Reaches 5x Platinum In US, “Young Dumb & Broke” 4x Platinum

Khalid’s “American Teen” album also picked up a new certification.

Photo: Khalid [Kacie Tomita | RCA]

Khalid just received three upgraded certifications from the RIAA.

Two concern his hit singles, while one focuses on his debut album.

Per the RIAA, Khalid’s songs “Location” and “Young Dumb & Broke” reached 5x platinum and 4x platinum, respectively, on August 14, 2018. The 5x platinum award confirms 5 million in US units, while the 4x platinum award signifies 4 million.

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

The Grammy-nominated artist also received a 2x platinum award for “American Teen,” the album on which those songs appear. The award signifies 2 million in US album units; each unit is equal to 1 album sale, 10 track sales or 1500 track streams.

Written by Brian Cantor

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