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  • Originally posted by britneyliam View Post
    Vision of Love 99,540
    Love Takes Time 54,105
    I Don't Wanna Cry 53,905
    Someday 46,620
    ... Less than 300K Digital song sales
    Digital Song Sales EAS 30K

    It need another 800K EAS which comes from streaming.

    So...

    I've posted this elsewhere on the site and I have to ask again:

    Why do people assume that just because an album is certified 9 Platinum that it ONLY shipped 9 million copies and not a single one more?

    9 Platinum means that an album has shipped at minimum 9 million copies, not maximum 9 million.

    If certifications are absolutely kept up to date then that album could have shipped anywhere up to 9,999,999 copies and it would still be 9 Platinum.

    In truth we don't know how much that album has shipped, so there is a chance it could only need 300,000 additional units for all we know.

    I'm not suggesting that Mariah Carey is going Diamond, but I've noticed that a lot of people make an assumption that an additional million units are needed when we don't know for certain.
    MESMARIAHSING!

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    • Originally posted by InfoFromAus View Post
      I've posted this elsewhere on the site and I have to ask again:

      Why do people assume that just because an album is certified 9 Platinum that it ONLY shipped 9 million copies and not a single one more?

      9 Platinum means that an album has shipped at minimum 9 million copies, not maximum 9 million.

      If certifications are absolutely kept up to date then that album could have shipped anywhere up to 9,999,999 copies and it would still be 9 Platinum.

      In truth we don't know how much that album has shipped, so there is a chance it could only need 300,000 additional units for all we know.

      I'm not suggesting that Mariah Carey is going Diamond, but I've noticed that a lot of people make an assumption that an additional million units are needed when we don't know for certain.
      During the 90s Mariah Carey was receiving RIAA awards every quarter so we know they were almost all date-specific.
      Since its last certification, the album moved over 100,000 units plus a few Club sales.

      U.S. pure album sales over 9.1m
      So I use 800 K EAS INSTEAD OF 900K
      Last edited by britneyliam; Fri November 8th, 2019, 11:39.

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      • I get that she received certifications frequently and that might give us an idea of sales, but that still doesn't tell us much.

        The point is that just because a label gets an album certified 9 Platinum, doesn't mean it shipped exactly 9 million copies at that point. In fact that's very unlikely.

        Labels don't ship copies just for certification purposes. Sony could have shipped 8.6 million by the time they applied for 8 Platinum certification. Then shipped a further 700,000 copies for all we know by the time they applied for 9 Platinum.

        This applies to any album.

        In this case, it's a pre-Soundscan release so all bets are off as to its sales.
        However we can guess that the 1999 re-cert could be related to shipment to music clubs at that point and that its certification of 9 Platinum would be quite accurate. But that doesn't mean they only shipped 9 million.
        MESMARIAHSING!

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        • No new RIAA certs for over 3 weeks now. What's going on??

          Those new Taylor Swift certs were removed from the RIAA website. #FakeNews

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          • Originally posted by thebigham View Post
            No new RIAA certs for over 3 weeks now. What's going on??

            Those new Taylor Swift certs were removed from the RIAA website. #FakeNews
            They just added many. Not really any interesting album ones though.

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            • Originally posted by thebigham View Post
              No new RIAA certs for over 3 weeks now. What's going on??

              Those new Taylor Swift certs were removed from the RIAA website. #FakeNews
              wait but there have been some new certs every week, maybe you need to refresh the link or maybe go from your saved link to top tallies or artists and then back to most recent and they'll appear

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              • ^I know how to do it. I've been looking for 3 weeks!

                I made that post and they updated after. LOL

                RIAA.com:

                JANIS JOPLIN
                Title: JANIS JOPLIN'S GREATEST HITS
                Certification Date: November 22, 2019
                Label: COLUMBIA
                8xP

                MILES DAVIS
                Title: KIND OF BLUE
                Certification Date: November 18, 2019
                Label: COLUMBIA / LEGACY
                Format: ALBUM
                5xP

                KODAK BLACK
                Title: PAINTING PICTURES
                Certification Date: November 13, 2019
                Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
                Format: ALBUM
                1xP

                DAN + SHAY
                Title: DAN + SHAY
                Certification Date: November 13, 2019
                Label: WARNER BROS
                Format: ALBUM
                1xP

                A$AP FERG
                Title: STILL STRIVING
                Certification Date: November 8, 2019
                Label: A$AP WORLDWIDE / POLO GROUNDS MUSIC / RCA RECORDS
                Format: ALBUM
                Gold

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                • Janis got 9xP [MENTION=5036]thebigham[/MENTION] not 8xP (July last year)

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                  • RIAA.com:

                    TRAVIS SCOTT
                    Title: ASTROWORLD
                    Certification Date: November 25, 2019
                    Label: EPIC
                    Format: ALBUM
                    3xP

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                    • RIAA.com:

                      AC/DC
                      Title: BACK IN BLACK
                      Certification Date: December 6, 2019
                      Label: COLUMBIA
                      Format: ALBUM
                      25xP

                      JASON ALDEAN
                      Title: THEY DON'T KNOW
                      Certification Date: December 6, 2019
                      Label: MACON MUSIC, LLC | BROKEN BOW RECORDS
                      Format: ALBUM
                      Gold

                      YOUNG THUG
                      Title: BEAUTIFUL THUGGER GIRLS
                      Certification Date: December 6, 2019
                      Label: 300 ENTERTAINMENT / ATLANTIC RECORDS
                      Format: ALBUM
                      Gold

                      SARA BAREILLES
                      Title: KALEIDOSCOPE HEART
                      Certification Date: December 6, 2019
                      Label: EPIC
                      Format: ALBUM
                      Gold

                      FRENCH MONTANA
                      Title: MONTANA
                      Certification Date: December 5, 2019
                      Label: EPIC
                      Format: ALBUM
                      Gold

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                      • Back in Black was last certified 12 years ago in 2007:

                        25x Multi-Platinum | December 6, 2019
                        22x Multi-Platinum | December 13, 2007

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                        • Hi guys! Probably a question that's been asked (and answered) thousand times before, but please bear with me. Is there a way to know the US sales of individual albums from late 1970s and 1980s? A site, a book, or maybe there's some other way to know it? Will be really grateful for any clue!

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                          • ^Sales info was not released in the 70s/80s. I use RIAA certifications for albums released in the 70s/80s.

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                            • So AC/DC (25P) has now overtaken The Beatles White album which is now at 24 times Platinum.
                              Last edited by brian05; Mon December 9th, 2019, 19:13.

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                              • https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?...search_section

                                KHALID
                                Title: AMERICAN TEEN
                                Certification Date: December 9, 2019
                                Label: RIGHT HAND MUSIC / RCA
                                Format: ALBUM
                                3xP

                                CHRIS BROWN
                                Title: INDIGO
                                Certification Date: December 9, 2019
                                Label: CHRIS BROWN ENTERTAINMENT / RCA
                                Format: ALBUM
                                1xP

                                SUMMER WALKER
                                Title: OVER IT
                                Certification Date: December 9, 2019
                                Label: LVRN / INTERSCOPE RECORDS
                                Format: ALBUM
                                Gold

                                MACHINE GUN KELLY
                                Title: GENERAL ADMISSION
                                Certification Date: December 9, 2019
                                Label: BAD BOY / INTERSCOPE
                                Format: ALBUM
                                Gold

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                                • RIAA.com:

                                  LUKE COMBS
                                  Title: THIS ONE'S FOR YOU
                                  Certification Date: December 12, 2019
                                  Label: COLUMBIA NASHVILLE / RIVER HOUSE ARTISTS
                                  Format: ALBUM
                                  3xP

                                  FALLING IN REVERSE
                                  Title: THE DRUG IN ME IS YOU
                                  Certification Date: December 18, 2019
                                  Label: EPITAPH
                                  Format: ALBUM
                                  Gold

                                  PNB ROCK
                                  Title: GTTM: Goin Thru The Motions
                                  Certification Date: December 13, 2019
                                  Label: ATLANTIC NASHVILLE
                                  Format: ALBUM
                                  Gold

                                  KELSEA BALLERINI
                                  Title: UNAPOLOGETICALLY
                                  Certification Date: December 13, 2019
                                  Label: BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT
                                  Format: ALBUM
                                  Gold

                                  YNW MELLY
                                  Title: I AM YOU
                                  Certification Date: December 12, 2019
                                  Label: 300 ENTERTAINMENT
                                  Format: ALBUM
                                  Gold

                                  BON IVER
                                  Title: BLOOD BANK
                                  Certification Date: December 12, 2019
                                  Label: JAGJAGUWAR
                                  Format: ALBUM
                                  Gold

                                  BON IVER
                                  Title: BON IVER
                                  Certification Date: December 12, 2019
                                  Label: JAGJAGUWAR
                                  Format: ALBUM
                                  1xP

                                  TYLER, THE CREATOR
                                  Title: IGOR
                                  Certification Date: December 9, 2019
                                  Label: COLUMBIA
                                  Format: ALBUM
                                  Gold

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                                  • Riaa.com

                                    BILLIE EILISH
                                    Title: BELLYACHE
                                    Certification Date: December 20, 2019
                                    Label: INTERSCOPE
                                    Format: SINGLE
                                    SHARE MORE DETAILS

                                    DIERKS BENTLEY
                                    Title: SAY YOU DO
                                    Certification Date: December 20, 2019
                                    Label: CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE
                                    Format: SINGLE
                                    SHARE MORE DETAILS

                                    ED SHEERAN
                                    Title: PERFECT
                                    Certification Date: December 20, 2019
                                    Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
                                    Format: SINGLE
                                    SHARE MORE DETAILS

                                    ED SHEERAN & JUSTIN BIEBER
                                    Title: I DON'T CARE
                                    Certification Date: December 20, 2019
                                    Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
                                    Format: SINGLE
                                    SHARE MORE DETAILS

                                    JON PARDI
                                    Title: HEARTACHE ON THE DANCE FLOOR
                                    Certification Date: December 20, 2019
                                    Label: CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE
                                    Format: SINGLE
                                    SHARE MORE DETAILS

                                    MUSTARD
                                    Title: PERFECT TEN
                                    Certification Date: December 20, 2019
                                    Label: 10 SUMMERS / INTERSCOPE
                                    Format: ALBUM

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                                    • ^You forgot to post the certs!

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                                      • RIAA.com:

                                        MUSTARD
                                        Title: PERFECT TEN
                                        Certification Date: December 20, 2019
                                        Label: 10 SUMMERS / INTERSCOPE
                                        Format: ALBUM
                                        Gold

                                        SOMO
                                        Title: SOMO
                                        Certification Date: December 13, 2019
                                        Label: REPUBLIC
                                        Format: ALBUM
                                        Gold

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                                        • 2019 releases:

                                          45 albums certified
                                          209 singles certified

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                                          • Top Certified Albums for 2010-2019

                                            https://variety.com/2019/music/news/...ticle-comments

                                            Adele, Taylor Swift, Drake Dominate RIAA’s Decade-End Albums Chart
                                            By Jem Aswad
                                            DECEMBER 31, 2019 9:27AM

                                            Adele, Taylor Swift and Drake dominated the decade’s top 10 albums chart, accounting for some 8 of the top 10 titles of the 2010s, according to the RIAA, which tweeted out several statistics on Monday from what is apparently a forthcoming decade-end report.

                                            Adele’s “21” and “25” topped the list at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by Taylor Swift’s “1989” and “Red” at 3 and 4, respectively, with Drake’s “Views” rounding out the Top 5.

                                            Swift’s “Speak Now” came in at No. 6, followed by the “Hamilton” soundtrack, Drake’s “Take Care,” Bruno Mars’ “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” and Drake’s “Scorpion.”

                                            Exact numbers are not available: Sales figures, always an imprecise and at-times-shady science, have grown even less specific in the streaming age; now called “consumption,” the figures are based on a complex combination of streams and physical and download sales that varies depending upon the source. Also, the RIAA usually certifies releases long after they have passed a certain threshold — sometimes years later — thus, many if not all of these albums are due for bigger certifications, some for significantly bigger ones. The RIAA’s system awards gold status to more than 500,000 units, platinum to more than 1 million, and diamond to more than 10 million.

                                            Specific numbers and details on methodology were not available at the time of this article’s publication, although some specifics can be found in the organization’s previous year-end reports. A rep for the RIAA declined Variety‘s requests for further information.

                                            That being said, the RIAA database shows that Adele’s 2011 album “21” was certified for 14 million U.S. units in September of 2016, and her 2015 album “25” was certified for 11 million units in August of 2017.

                                            Swift’s 2014 album “1989” was certified for 9 million units in December of 2017, her 2012 effort “Red” for 7 million in July 2018, and 2010’s “Speak Now” for 6 million in December 2017.

                                            Drake’s 2016 album “Views” and his 2011 effort “Take Care” were both certified for 6 million units in September 2019 (apparently the former racked up significantly more than the latter), while his most recent album, 2018’s “Scorpion,” was certified for 5 million units in October.

                                            Rounding out the list with the two non-Adele/Swift/Drake albums, 2015’s “Hamilton” was certified for 6 million units in April, and Mars’ 2010 album “Doo Wops & Hooligans” for 5 million units in June of 2016.

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                                            • RIAA.com:

                                              ALAN WALKER
                                              Title: DIFFERENT WORLD
                                              Certification Date: January 6, 2020
                                              Label: MER MUSIKK/RCA
                                              Format: ALBUM
                                              Gold

                                              and in digital single news:

                                              LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE
                                              Title: DESPACITO
                                              Certification Date: January 6, 2020
                                              Label: UNIVERSAL MUSIC LATINO / REPUBLIC RECORDS
                                              Format: SINGLE
                                              13xP

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                                              • congrats to alan, omg

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                                                • RIAA.com:

                                                  HARRY STYLES
                                                  Title: FINE LINE
                                                  Certification Date: January 14, 2020
                                                  Label: COLUMBIA
                                                  Format: ALBUM
                                                  Gold

                                                  21 SAVAGE
                                                  Title: I AM > I WAS
                                                  Certification Date: January 8, 2020
                                                  Label: SLAUGHTER GANG, LLC / EPIC RECORDS
                                                  Format: ALBUM
                                                  1xP

                                                  LIL TJAY
                                                  Title: TRUE 2 MYSELF
                                                  Certification Date: January 8, 2020
                                                  Label: COLUMBIA
                                                  Format: ALBUM
                                                  Gold

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                                                  • RIAA.com:

                                                    NIPSEY HUSSLE
                                                    Title: VICTORY LAP
                                                    Certification Date: January 8, 2020
                                                    Label: ALL MONEY IN / ATLANTIC
                                                    Format: ALBUM
                                                    1xP

                                                    LIZZO
                                                    Title: CUZ I LOVE YOU
                                                    Certification Date: January 14, 2020
                                                    Label: NICE LIFE / ATLANTIC RECORDS
                                                    Format: ALBUM
                                                    1xP

                                                    H.E.R.
                                                    Title: H.E.R.
                                                    Certification Date: January 16, 2020
                                                    Label: RCA
                                                    Format: ALBUM
                                                    1xP

                                                    BTS
                                                    Title: LOVE YOURSELF: ANSWER
                                                    Certification Date: January 16, 2020
                                                    Label: BIGHIT ENTERTAINMENT
                                                    Format: ALBUM
                                                    1xP

                                                    RUSSELL DICKERSON
                                                    Title: YOURS
                                                    Certification Date: January 22, 2020
                                                    Label: TRIPLE TIGERS RECORDS
                                                    Format: ALBUM
                                                    Gold

                                                    BANKS
                                                    Title: GODDESS
                                                    Certification Date: January 17, 2020
                                                    Label: HARVEST RECORDS
                                                    Format: ALBUM
                                                    Gold

                                                    LANA DEL REY
                                                    Title: LUST FOR LIFE
                                                    Certification Date: January 16, 2020
                                                    Label: INTERSCOPE / POLYDOR
                                                    Format: ALBUM
                                                    Gold

                                                    JOJI
                                                    Title: BALLADS1
                                                    Certification Date: January 16, 2020
                                                    Label: 88RISING/12TONE
                                                    Format: ALBUM
                                                    Gold

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