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Postby john2000 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:24 pm

Fleetwood Mac is the 16th artist to reach 10m certified albums sold
Next are probably Adele and Eminem (9.6m each)
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Postby xrafaelx » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:31 am

UK certifications (@bpi_music): @onedirection, Little Things Platinum (600,000).
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Postby james98 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:25 pm

Unlike newer artists though, Fleetwood Mac have albums pre 1975 that sold a lot here in the UK. Their self titled debut album has apparently sold around a million copies and they probably sold around two million albums from the pre 1975 era. Therefore, with newer certifications needed on some of their titles, they've probably sold way over 12 million albums in the UK. :D
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Postby brian05 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:26 pm

BPI added this yesterday.

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - DIRTY DANCING
10 x Platinum Certification (Album) 30 June 2016
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Postby Nippian93 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:27 pm

bpi music ‏@bpi_music 52m52 minutes ago
Congratulations to the lovely @JLo, whose album ‘On The 6’ has just gone Platinum. #bpiAwards

We are so proud to announce that ‘25’ by the phenomenal @Adele is now 10x Platinum! What an achievement.

Thrilled to say that #BRITs winners @thebottlemen's album ‘The Ride’ is now Silver! #bpiAwards

‘Girls Like’ by the wonderful @TinieTempah and @zaralarsson is now Platinum! Congratulations, you two.

The incomparable 'Man in the Mirror' by @michaeljackson is now Platinum in the UK

#Directioners, the boys have done it again. ‘Night Changes’ by @onedirection is now Gold!

Congratulations to the talented @aliciakeys, whose single 'Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart' is now Gold

'The Party (This is How We Do it)' by @joestone_music and @montelljordan is now Silver in the UK

'Tears' by the unstoppable @cleanbandit ft @louisa is now Silver!

The hauntingly beautiful 'Hoppipolla' by @sigurros is now Silver in the UK

The gorgeous cover of 'Dancing On My Own' by @calumscottmusic has just gone Silver
❤Whitney Houston
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Postby MrLeonix » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:25 am

It wasn't posted before, but last month on Jun 24, "Femme Fatale" by Britney Spears was certified Gold in the UK.

bpi music ‏@bpi_music
We're so excited to announce the album 'Femme Fatale' by @britneyspears has just gone gold! U Superstar! #bpiAwards
Britney Spears . Michael Jackson . Madonna . U2 . Radiohead . Lenny Kravitz . Led Zeppelin . Daft Punk . Oasis . Eminem . Metallica . Soda Stereo
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Postby brian05 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:30 pm

BEATLES - YELLOW SUBMARINE
Gold Certification (Album) 12 August 2016
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (APPLE CORPS)
Released 09 September 2009
Certification History:
Silver Certification 22 July 2013

EDIT: Since BPI sales data goes back to 1994 that's 100,000 CDs, vinyl, downloads, streams in 22 years.
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Postby brian05 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:59 pm

BPI 26/8/16
STEVIE WONDER - SUPERSTITION
Platinum Certification (Single) 26 August 2016
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (MOTOWN)
Released 14 November 2004
Certification History:
Gold Certification 03 October 2014
Silver Certification 22 July 2013

So it took 10 years to sell 400,000 downloads and less than 2 years to sell a further 200,000 copies (plus streams included). Selling around 2,000 per week, currently no. 243 on iTunes.
Originally a no. 11 hit in 1973 (9 weeks on chart) it has been in the Top 100 singles chart for 17 weeks in the digital era.
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Postby AutomaticBR » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:20 pm

ED SHEERAN - +
7 x Platinum Certification (Album) 09 September 2016
WARNER MUSIC (ASYLUM)

DRAKE - FIND YOUR LOVE
Silver Certification (Single) 09 September 2016
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (CASH MONEY/REPUBLIC RECORDS)

VERVE - LUCKY MAN
Gold Certification (Single) 09 September 2016
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (HUT)

STATUS QUO - ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE - THE DEFINITIVE
Silver Certification (Album) 09 September 2016
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (UMOD)

CHIPMUNK - OOPSY DAISY
Gold Certification (Single) 09 September 2016
SONY MUSIC (JIVE)

BEYONCE - LEMONADE
Platinum Certification (Album) 09 September 2016
SONY MUSIC (COLUMBIA/PARKWOOD ENT)

M O - WHO DO YOU THINK OF
Silver Certification (Single) 09 September 2016
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (OPERATOR)

VARIOUS ARTISTS - 40 CHILDRENS FAVOURITES
Silver Certification (Album) 09 September 2016
NOT NOW MUSIC (NOT NOW MUSIC)

EVA CASSIDY - FIELDS OF GOLD
Silver Certification (Single) 09 September 2016
BLIX STREET (BLIX STREET)

RACHEL PLATTEN - FIGHT SONG
Platinum Certification (Single) 09 September 2016
SONY MUSIC (RCA)

STREETS - BLINDED BY THE LIGHTS
Silver Certification (Single) 09 September 2016
WARNER MUSIC (679)

KANO - LONDON TOWN
Silver Certification (Album) 09 September 2016
WARNER MUSIC (679)

GORILLAZ - FEEL GOOD INC
Platinum Certification (Single) 09 September 2016
WARNER MUSIC (PARLOPHONE)

VARIOUS ARTISTS - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL REGGAE PARTY
Silver Certification (Album) 09 September 2016
SONY MUSIC/UNIVERSAL MUSIC (SONY MUSIC CG/VIRGIN EMI)

JOHN WILLIAMS - SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC
Gold Certification (Album) 09 September 2016
SONY MUSIC (SONY CLASSICAL)

KATY PERRY - FIREWORK
2 x Platinum Certification (Single) 09 September 2016
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (VIRGIN)

TAYLOR SWIFT - RED
2 x Platinum Certification (Album) 09 September 2016
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (MERCURY)

KYGO FT MATY NOYES - STAY
Gold Certification (Single) 09 September 2016
SONY MUSIC (EPIC)
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Postby Hotness » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:55 pm

Sixth Platinum album in a row for Beyonce :D :D :D :D :D
Beyonce / Destiny's Child Artists of the Decade.

115 Million Records Sold
13 US & UK #1 Singles
16 Grammy Awards
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Postby brian05 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:43 pm

CARLY SIMON - YOU'RE SO VAIN
Silver Certification (Single) 14 October 2016
WARNER MUSIC (ELEKTRA)
Released 03 March 2005

Previously awarded a Silver Disc for shipments of 250,000 by DISC magazine in 1973.
10 February “You’re So vain” (Carly Simon) Elektra

So can we assume total sales are around 450,000 (including streams)?
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Postby kriss » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:55 pm

ELVIS PRESLEY - THE WONDER OF YOU
Gold Certification (Album) 11 November 2016
SONY MUSIC (LEGACY/RCA)
Released : 21st October, 2016
Certification History:
Silver Certification 28 October 2016
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Postby brian05 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:43 pm

From UKChartsPlus,
200k Beatles – Here comes the sun
Only their second single to be certified by the BPI (after Free as a bird).
It took 6 years of downloads (and some streams) to achieve 200,000 sales.

Next up will be Twist & Shout, Hey Jude, Let it be, Come together.
Although Hey Jude and Let it be had unofficial silver discs for 250,000 sales, presented by DISC magazine.
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Postby brian05 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:32 am

Is there a problem with this certification?

JIMI HENDRIX - EXPERIENCE HENDRIX - THE BEST OF
Gold Certification (Album) 02 December 2016
SONY MUSIC (SONY MUSIC)
Released 08 March 2010
Certification History:
Gold Certification 22 July 2013

JIMI HENDRIX - EXPERIENCE HENDRIX - THE BEST
Gold Certification (Album) 22 July 2013
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (MCA/UMTV)
Released 11 September 2000
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Postby kriss » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:36 am

ELVIS PRESLEY - THE PLATINUM COLLECTION
Silver Certification (Album) 09 December 2016
NOT NOW MUSIC (NOT NOW MUSIC)
Released 16 July 2012
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Postby kriss » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:48 am

ELVIS PRESLEY - THE WONDER OF YOU
Platinum Certification (Album) 16 December 2016
SONY MUSIC (LEGACY/RCA)
Released : 21st October, 2016
Certification History:
Gold Certification 11 November 2016
Silver Certification 28 October 2016
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Postby brian05 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:36 pm

At some stage are BPI going to combine physical sales and digital sales?
For example on their database,

DOLLY PARTON & KENNY ROGERS - ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
Silver Certification (Single) 22 July 2013
SONY MUSIC (RCA)
Released

KENNY ROGERS & DOLLY PARTON - ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
Silver Certification (Single) 01 January 1984
RCA (Unknown)
Released 28 October 1983

Today OCC said,
“To date, Islands In The Stream has racked up 287,200 downloads and 4.83 million streams in the UK.”

So sales would be (at least) 250,000 physical + 287,200 + 48,300 = 585,500.
That would be GOLD, and soon platinum.
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Postby kriss » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:23 pm

UK
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ELVIS PRESLEY - CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
Silver Certification (Single) 20 January 2017
SONY MUSIC (RCA)
Released 10 January 2005
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Postby Robbie » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:14 pm

kriss wrote:UK
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ELVIS PRESLEY - CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE
Silver Certification (Single) 20 January 2017
SONY MUSIC (RCA)
Released 10 January 2005
The track sold an estimated 660,000 back in 1962 so along with physical (from 2005) and digital sales that brings its estimated total sales to around 860,000.
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Postby brian05 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:10 pm

MONKEES - I'M A BELIEVER
Silver Certification (Single) 17 March 2017
WARNER MUSIC (RHINO)
Released 15 February 2005

With an estimated 750,000 sales in the sixties total sales are now around 950,000.
A possible million seller in a few years time.
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Postby brian05 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:49 pm

From BPI,
We have lots of multi-Platinum awards to give out today!
1 album is going 11x Platinum!!! Who could it be?

I bet that it is Beatles 1.
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Postby brian05 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:46 pm

Just been confirmed.

3.3 million sales for @thebeatles' compilation album '1' means that it is now 11x Platinum in the UK!

Amazing!
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Postby thebigham » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:47 pm

^You were right!

@bpi_music on Twitter:

3.3 million sales for @thebeatles' compilation album '1' means that it is now 11x Platinum in the UK!

Amazing!

#bpiAwards
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Postby brian05 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:40 pm

Now updated on BPI web site.

RAG'N'BONE MAN - HUMAN
Platinum Certification (Album) 10 March 2017
SONY MUSIC (BEST LAID PLANS/COLUMBIA)
Released 09 February 2017
Certification History:
Gold Certification 17 February 2017
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Postby brian05 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:31 pm

Both The Beach Boys and Led Zeppelin have received their second ever Silver Certification single award. The Beach Boys is their second award within 2 weeks.

LED ZEPPELIN - WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
Silver Certification (Single) 21 April 2017
WARNER MUSIC (ATLANTIC)
Released 10 November 2007

LED ZEPPELIN - STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
Silver Certification (Single) 13 September 2013
WARNER MUSIC (ATLANTIC)
Released 01 January 2000

BEACH BOYS - GOD ONLY KNOWS
Silver Certification (Single) 21 April 2017
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (CAPITOL)
Released 13 April 2005

BEACH BOYS - GOOD VIBRATIONS
Silver Certification (Single) 07 April 2017
UNIVERSAL MUSIC (CAPITOL)
Released 14 November 2004
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