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06 June 2022

Halestorm’s ‘The Strange Case Of…’ Album Certified Platinum In US

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Halestorm’s sophomore album, 2012’s The Strange Case Of…, was certified platinum on June 2 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of a million copies. The LP was previously certified gold in March 2016.

Halestorm has one other platinum certification: the I Miss The Misery single, which appears on The Strange Case Of…, was certified platinum in March 2019. Two other singles went gold — Here’s To Us (also from The Strange Case Of…) and I Get Off (from Halestorm’s 2009 self-titled debut album) — while the Halestorm LP also was certified gold in March 2016.

In the streaming age, each permanent digital album or physical album sale count as 1 unit for certification purposes, 10 permanent track downloads from the album count as 1 unit for certification purposes, and 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video streams from the album count as 1 unit. For songs, 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams count as 1 unit for certification purposes.

Halestorm’s fifth studio album album, Back From The Dead, was released on May 6 via Atlantic. The follow-up to 2018’s “Vicious” was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Alice In Chains) with co-production by Scott Stevens (Shinedown, Daughtry, New Years Day).

Elsewhere in Halestrom news, Gibson recently partnered with Lzzy Hale to release the new ‘Explorerbird’ electric guitar.

The fourth collaboration between Gibson Brands luthiers and Hale, the ‘Explorerbird’ – a stylish mash-up with an Explorer body, neck, and a Firebird headstock – is the first guitar of its kind and is available worldwide now at authorized dealers and through the official Gibson website.

As the first female Gibson Brands Ambassador, Lzzy Hale joins legendary musicians, in thought leadership, brand research and development, and represents the entire portfolio across all brands including Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, MESA/Boogie, KRK and Maestro. In addition, Lzzy is involved in mentorship of the next generation of players, as well as exploring and supporting philanthropic endeavors that she is passionate about.

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