Lady Gaga‘s latest album, Joanne, has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), reflecting 1 million equivalent album units earned in the U.S. It’s the diva’s fourth platinum-certified album.
Gaga previously reaching the milestone with The Fame Monster, The Fame and Born This Way — the latter two reaching multi-platinum status.
One equivalent album unit, as recognized by the RIAA, is equal to: one album sale, 10 tracks sold from an album, or 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video streams from an album. The RIAA revamped its Gold & Platinum Awards Program on Feb. 1, 2016, growing from a pure album sales certification process to one that includes tracks and streams.
Joanne was released Oct. 21, 2016, becoming Gaga’s fourth No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and a possible contender for the 2018 Grammy Awards. The singer recently announced her rescheduled tour dates after postponing her Joanne World Tour due to severe chronic pain issues.
See Gaga’s posts sharing the good news below.
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 23, 2017
Feels good for #Joanne to be Platinum in the United States, w/ an album I made so from my ??. And got to celebrate in a @gladys_tamez_millinery Joanne hat and @bellahadid look from @brandonmaxwell recent collection. You know I love the Hadid girls and their strong momma Yolanda too! #girlpower #music