New Gold/Platinum Awards for Bieber, Hedley, Helman, Lights, Metric

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Music Canada’s Gold/Platinum awards program has announced new certifications for singles by Hedley, Scott Helman, Lights, Metric, and featuring Justin Bieber. The awards are rolling in with its redefining as of September 12 how certifications are determined. Now streams at a ratio of 150 for 1 unit are combined with digital downloads and sales of any physical copies into the single award. Gold is equivalent to 40,000 units, platinum 80,000, double platinum 160,000, etc.

Cold Water” by Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber, a recent Billboard Hot 100 chart topper, now stands at double platinum certification.

Hedley‘s “Anything” has been awarded quadruple platinum status (!!!!) while “Crazy For You” makes double platinum. The group’s more recent single “Lose Control” is now platinum.

Bungalow” by Scott Helman has reached platinum.

Saviour“, a Top 40 hit for Lights in 2009, has gone gold.

Electronic rock band Metric has a pair of new certifications: “Youth Without Youth” is gold while “Breathing Underwater” is platinum.

For all the latest certifications and to search past awards, visit Music Canada’s gold/platinum database here. You can also follow the Twitter account here.