TOOL have hit another milestone as the band’s debut album, 1993’s “Undertow”, was officially certified triple platinum on April 15 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of three million copies. Also, the band saw their 2001 release, “Lateralus”, also awarded triple-platinum status, while 2006’s “10,000 Days” was certified double platinum.
In August of 2020, TOOL’s latest offering, “Fear Inoculum” was certified gold for sales in excess of half a million copies.
The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and create a standard by which to measure the commercial success of a sound recording.
Presently, the RIAA awards a gold honor for 500,000 units sold, a platinum honor for 1 million units sold and a diamond award for more than 10 million units sold.