Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith have just received new gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America, according to Loudwire. 50 years since its original release date, 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV has been bumped up to 24-times platinum. The album is the band’s only “double-diamond” collection, with diamond signifying sales of 10 million units.
The new tally of Aerosmith’s releases is career-spanning, with 1975’s Toys In The Attic now certified at nine-times platinum; and latter-day singles all receiving new certifications — “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” (five-times platinum), “Sweet Emotion” (three-times platinum), “Walk This Way” (platinum), “Jaded” (gold) and “Pink” (gold). As it stands now, Aerosmith’s “grand gold and platinum certification total to over 40 across their entire career, including ‘video longform’ in addition to albums and singles.”
- Led Zeppelin IV was released on November 8th, 1971 and peaked at Number Two on the Billboard 200 charts, selling 32 million copies worldwide — including, now, 24 million in the U.S. alone.
CHECK IT OUT: Led Zeppelin with Aerosmith live at the 1995 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies: