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 should you’re feeling fancy—might be the most-loved album from Stevens’ completely deserted mission to write down an album about every state within the U.S., and now it’s hit a giant gross sales milestone as effectively. 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 principally signifies that it has offered 500,000 copies (although it’s barely extra difficult than that, by way of what does and doesn’t rely as a “sale”).

Stevens posted in regards to 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 biggest. Keep productive. Keep constructive. Keep inventive. Keep sane.”

You’ll be able to stream all of Illinois under, and should you do it 1,500 occasions it’ll rely as one sale towards transferring this factor to platinum certification—at the least it could if this have been an official stream, which it’s not.

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