Lady Gaga just received a handful of new US digital song certifications. The upgrade thrusts her to #6 on all-time list for most certified digital single units.
According to the RIAA, Gaga scored an impressive 9x platinum certification for her breakthrough “Just Dance.” The award confirms 9 million in US units, with each unit equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.
Her other new song honors are as follows:
Applause – 4x platinum (4 million)
Shallow – 4x platinum (4 million)
Million Reasons – 3x platinum (3 million)
Always Remember Us This Way – platinum (1 million)
Boys Boys Boys – gold (500K)
Speechless – gold (500K)
Gaga now boasts 77 million in formally credited US digital single units. The count pushes her narrowly past Kanye West (76.5 million) for sixth place on the all-time list. Only Drake, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Eminem and Katy Perry hold more song certifications.
— Gaga also received new album certifications: 6x platinum for “The Fame,” 5x platinum for “The Fame Monster,” and 4x platinum for “Born This Way.”
Album units are equal to 1 album sale, 10 track sales or 1500 track streams.