Earlier this week, Billboard Magazine did a feature on the Black Keys. They stated at press time the Keys were at 481,000 sold. Well, it looks like the Black Keys hit the Gold mark in the USA for 500,000 records shipped.
In sports people often argue about stats put up during expansion seasons vs seasons with less watered down competition.. They argue about rule changes, and in general, the style of the game and how can one judge one record vs. another…
So it kinda begs the question, What does a gold record mean in 2011?
I don’t think I even have to explain that this is a dying industry. Didn’t Souljah Boy do like 8,000 last week?