What was the first jazz album to go platinum?

Herbie Hancock's 1973 album Headhunters was the first jazz album to go platinum, and the best-selling jazz record of all time up to that point. It brought the sound of rock to the jazz world and, in the process, enraged many purists. Published since 1970, JazzTimes “America's Jazz Magazine” offers comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the jazz scene. Universal Music announced the news today (November) in a press release, noting that A Love Supreme is the first jazz LP of the 1960s to achieve platinum certification by reaching one million album sales.

There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock.