Sufjan Stevens’ Illinois has been licensed gold, solely 12 years after launch 

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Sufjan Stevens’ 2005 album Illinois—or Sufjan Stevens Invitations You To: Come On Really feel The Illinoise if you happen to’re feeling fancy—might be the most-loved album from Stevens’ totally deserted mission to jot down an album about every state within the U.S., and now it’s hit an enormous gross sales milestone as properly. As reported by Pitchfork, Illinois has simply turn out to be Stevens’ first full-length album to be licensed gold by the Recording Trade Affiliation Of America, which mainly signifies that it has offered 500,000 copies (although it’s barely extra sophisticated than that, when it comes to what does and doesn’t rely as a “sale”).

Stevens posted concerning the information on his bizarre Tumblr web page, saying, “I simply heard the information. All respect ALL CAPS to everybody on the market hustling for a greater world. Make it your best. Keep productive. Keep optimistic. Keep artistic. Keep sane.”

You may stream all of Illinois beneath, and if you happen to do it 1,500 occasions it’ll rely as one sale towards transferring this factor to platinum certification—no less than it could if this have been an official stream, which it’s not.

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