On April 30th of this year, the Ramones debut album, Ramones, achieved Gold certification for sales of more than 500,000 copies. The album was released nearly 40 years ago, in 1976.
Just one other Ramones album, a compilation called Ramones Mania, has reached that mark. That was in 1988.
The Ramones never had a Platinum album (sales more than 1,000,000) during their career. They have more than 20 million Spotify streams.
“The Ramones have one gold record to their name. But they meant nothing. They never succeeded, failed, in fact.”
Gene Simmons, 1988.