1,500 streams from the album = one album soldEdu wrote:Just ridiculous and definitely meaningless ... now I don't believe that one single person can understand anymore the RIAA certifications (for singles but especially for albums)...
When I tought that the 21xPlatinum certification of "Cracked Rear View" was impossible to understand even with downloads and streamings (especially when the numbers used in the subjective certification "calculations" are not made public...) now we have:
"Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" = 38 (yes thirty-eight) x Platinum (bye bye "Thriller"...?)
"Hotel California" = 26 x Platinum
PS: not confirmed but apparently the physical sales of the singles taken off an album or belonging to the album (in the case of compilations) now are also being added to an album certification...???
The alternative for the RIAA would be keep the old standard which would mean rarely anything would be getting certified or recertified again. Normal album sales, whether they are digitial or physical are so tiny now that most of these albums would never be recertified again. The top 100 selling albums of all time in 2012 would likely be much the same 50 years later if the old rules were used.winston68 wrote:Year after year, the RIAA certications become more and more ridiculous, IMO.
I mean, after multiple counting for double or triple albums (what a joke, already, as if you could choose to buy just one of these two or three or four records sold altogether)..., after counting simple streams as real sales (why not apples and oranges ?), now they would add the physical sales of an album to the total sales of this one ?... Come on...
If it's confirmed, and I wouldn't be surprised by this new change of rules. it would be the ultimate decision I was waiting to bury this irrelevant institution which is became meaningless.
Sorry to be so rude but frankly the last certifications for The Eagles are absurd. And, I precise that, no, I'm not a kind of Jacko stan disappointed after Thriller has lost its crown... lol.
(Sorry for my faults, english is not my native language, as you've guessed it).