Carole King’s “Tapestry” Earns 13x Platinum Certification In United States

The classic album is about to turn 50 years.

Days before reaching its 50th anniversary, Carole King’s iconic album “Tapestry” has received a new multi-platinum certification in the United States.

According to the RIAA, the album formally reached 13x platinum status on February 5, 2021. The award signifies 13 million in US units, with each unit equal to 1 album sale, 10 track sales, or 1500 track streams.

In this case, the clear majority of units come from traditional album sales. “Tapestry” first reached diamond (10x platinum) in the summer of 1995, long before digital track sales (let alone streams) were a factor.

Regarded as one of the best albums of all time, “Tapestry” earned the Grammy for Album of the Year at the 1972 ceremony.

Written by Brian Cantor

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