for King & Country Celebrates Platinum Certification

Curb|Word Entertainment duo for King & Country were surprised last week with the news that their multi-week No. 1 hit “God Only Knows” has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song has earned more than 143 million on-demand streams to date.

“One million people have downloaded ‘God Only Knows,’ which is an astonishing fact to us,” for King & Country’s Luke Smallbone says. “We are grateful and are humbled to know that this song means so much to other people.”

While in the studio recording songs for an upcoming Christmas album, the duo was surprised via a Zoom meeting with fans, who told them the news of the Platinum certification, by holding custom-made signs to the camera that spelled out “Congrats On Platinum.”

Last year, for King & Country teamed with Dolly Parton to perform “God Only Knows” at the CMA Awards. The collaboration also earned a Grammy earlier this year in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category, while their album Burn The Ships brought a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.

They premiered a new song, “Together,” last month.


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