Alice in Chains' 'Dirt' finally gets its due, now 5-times platinum

Each of the album’s hit singles also received new certifications, just in time for their 2022 tour!
Layne Staley - Alice in Chains
Layne Staley - Alice in Chains Photo credit Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images
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Just ahead of their 2022 tour kick-off, Seattle Alt-Rockers Alice In Chains have been bestowed a handful of honors, including a 5X platinum certification for their 1992 album Dirt, featuring the early hits "Down In a Hole," "Rooster," "Would?," and more.

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A full 22 years after the RIAA certified Dirt 4X-platinum in 2000, the iconic sophomore Alice In Chains record featuring late singer Layne Staley who passed in 2002 has now reached another milestone, moving another million units thanks to digital streaming, solidifying the 1992 offering 5X-platinum this year.

Each of the album’s hits also received new certifications with "Would?" certified gold, platinum, and double-platinum; "Them Bones" certified gold and platinum; "Rooster" certified gold, platinum, and double-platinum; and “Down in a Hole” certified gold and platinum.

Additionally, AIC’s 1990 debut, Facelift, has been certified triple-platinum this year, 25 years after its 2X-platinum certification in March of 1997. Their single “Man in the Box” was certified gold, platinum, and finally triple-platinum as well. 1994's Jar of Flies EP grabbed itself 4X-platinum status, with the singles “No Excuses” and “I Stay Away” each receiving gold status, while the track “Nutshell” went gold and platinum.

Finally, the group's hit single "Heaven Beside You", from their 1995 self-titled LP, went gold; their MTV Unplugged live album went double-platinum; 2001’s Greatest Hits compilation went platinum; and 2006’s The Essential Alice in Chains collection received gold status.

MASSIVE congrats are in order, with Alice in Chains currently set to embark on a huge 2022 tour that’ll take them across the country with co-headliners Breaking Benjamin. The trek kicks off today, August 10, in Burgettstown, PA, and will see the bands perform a total of 30 shows -- bringing along Bush as support for most dates.

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