Linkin Park and Creed both increased their multiplatinum status with their latest releases, and No Doubt’s Rock Steady reached platinum in recent certifications by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA).
Linkin Park has pushed 2 million more copies of Hybrid Theory, making it seven times platinum, while Creed’s Weathered, which was released at the beginning of the winter, has reached five times platinum for sales of 5 million copies. Also, No Doubt’s Rock Steady has reached the platinum mark for sales of 1 million copies.
While sales of Hybrid Theory are still going strong, Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson revealed the band’s plans for a follow-up to LAUNCH. “In terms of going forward, all you can really expect to do as a musician is to challenge yourself and make music or art that you really love. And then after that you want to try to bring it to the world. And that’s what we’re going to continue to do and really continue to rely on our fan base and the hardcore fans of Linkin Park to be at the forefront of what we’re doing,” he said.
For Creed, Weathered gives the band a total of 20 million albums sold; 1999’s Human Clay has sold 10 million and 1997’s My Own Prison sold 5 million, according to the RIAA.
No Doubt had a 10-million seller with 1995 release Tragic Kingdom, but 2000’s Return Of Saturn has only reached the 1 million mark.