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Panic! At The Disco is celebrating an important victory over a decade after releasing their second album Pretty. Odd.

Just a few days ahead of the album’s 11th anniversary, it’s officially been certified platinum. The release, which is a polarizing LP fans either love or hate, spawned hits like “Nine in the Afternoon” and “She’s A Handsome Woman” and originally debuted on March 25, 2008. “Nine in the Afternoon” was the album’s lead single, in fact, and was certified double platinum on its own by the RIAA.

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The musical landscape has changed tremendously since Pretty. Odd. first debuted, but it’s an enduring favorite for Panic! fans, and the band itself has been joking around with some cheeky talk on Twitter about its accomplishments as of late.

Former drummer Spencer Smith once told tour manager Zack Hall, apparently, that he would purchase the manager his own smart car should the album ever reach the coveted Platinum status. He took to Twitter, playfully reminding Smith of the promise and noted the recent sales milestone.

Panic! At The Disco is currently staying up on that rise, too, as other entries in the band’s catalogue have also been certified platinum: “LA Devotee,” “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,” “Hallelujah,” and “The Only Difference Between Suicide and Martyrdom is Press Coverage.” Meanwhile, “Death of a Bachelor” and “High Hopes” have scored double platinum certifications. We also can’t forget their gold “House Of Memories,” “Nicotine,” and “Crazy= Genius.”

With all the bangers on their most recent album Pray for the Wicked, we might even see “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” coming up around the bend to take an award of its own in the near future, considering its success thus far. What can we say, except “Look, Ma! They made it!”

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