Almost 20 years to the week it was released, Weezer‘s classic second album Pinkerton has been certified platinum for sales of more than one million copies. The disc got its certification last Friday (September 16th), while its original release was September 24th, 1996. The band wrote on Facebook, “Its about time, 8 days shy of 20 years. Thanks to all 1 million of you in the US and A and the many more #acrossthesea worldwide who bought it and loved it.” At the time of its arrival, the follow-up to Weezer’s 1994 debut — known as the “Blue Album” — was considered a disappointment both creatively and commercially. But over the years Pinkerton has gained legendary status and is now regarded as one of the group’s finest hours. A deluxe edition was released in 2010.