The music industry changed its rules and a bunch of artists immediately went platinum
Streaming counts now. Welcome to 2016, recording industry! CHRIS HAMPTON – FEB 1, 2016
In 2015, only four new albums were certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America: Adele’s 25, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Justin Bieber’s Purpose, and Meghan Trainor’s Title. Some might have found the news indicative of the music industry’s pallor — evidence that the sky is falling — while others noticed it simply highlighted an outdated metric. The RIAA doesn’t count streams. Until today.
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