Scorpions goes gold in Brazil with “Wind of Change”

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Scorpions has once again achieved a gold record in Brazil, this time with their classic song "Wind of Change," released as a single on the 1991 album "Crazy World."

According to data from Pro-Musica Brasil, this marks the band's first certification on national soil in two decades. More than three decades after its release, the song remains one of Scorpions' most popular tracks of their entire career and continues to be a staple in the band's setlists to this day. Here in Brazil, the gold record achieved by "Wind of Change" is the equivalent to 20 thousand units sold in physical format, four million streams on audio platforms, and twenty million video views combined.

With this latest achievement, Scorpions now boasts three gold records in Brazil: the single "Wind of Change" (2024), the DVD "Acoustica" (2004), and the CD "Acoustica" (2003). Additionally, the "Acoustica" DVD also gone platinum, representing double the sales of a gold record, a milestone also reached in 2004.

The gold record certification was granted to Scorpions by Pro-Musica Brasil, an entity that brings together the largest phonographic music production companies in the country. To certify releases sold here, the association considers all consumption formats, including physical sales, digital downloads, and streaming audio and video accesses, using the TEA (track equivalent album) methodology, internationally adopted with streaming/download/physical sales conversion factors periodically revised.