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Postby thebigham » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:12 pm

^They'll probably get around to re-certifying it. All his albums except Curtain Call could be re-certified.
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Postby thebigham » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:05 pm

http://www.billboard.com/articles/colum ... o-platinum

Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' Becomes Rapper's Eighth Album to Go Platinum
by Carl Lamarre, 4/4/2017

Nearly a year after releasing his eighth studio album The Life of Pablo, Kanye West has reason to celebrate. On Tuesday (April 4), Pablo achieved platinum status, according to a press release from the rapper's label Def Jam. A rep for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed the certification to Billboard.

While the label says that the project is the first streaming-only album to go platinum, Billboard reported last April that TLOP was briefly available for sale on West's official site upon its release in February. TLOP -- which arrived as a Tidal exclusive -- managed to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after 70 percent of the album's debut earnings -- 94,000 equivalent album units -- were due to streaming. (TLOP was streamed over three billion times worldwide, per the release.) Additionally, West's site is currently selling digital downloads for $20.

While it was unclear as of press time if the platinum status included the album's sales in addition to streams, a source says the RIAA does not break out the components of any certification. The platinum certification reflects a million equivalent album units, which blends traditional album sales, tracks sold from an album and on-demand audio and video streams. Billboard has reached out to West's rep for additional comment.

Because of creative setbacks and various album title changes, Pablo also went through numerous facelifts upon its release. After making alterations to the track list, West elected to release the album in February 2016. The album, led by the controversial single "Famous," served as his seventh No. 1 album.

The star-studded album featured marquee artists including Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Frank Ocean and more. After the release of Pablo, West embarked on his nationwide Saint Pablo tour, which was later canceled due to health issues.

Last week, West climbed back onto the music scene as a guest feature on Mary J. Blige's new single "Love Yourself."
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Postby thebigham » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:01 pm

https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab ... ch_section

J. COLE 4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY April 7, 2017 DREAMVILLE / ROC NATION ALBUM Platinum

KEITH URBAN RIPCORD April 7, 2017 CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE ALBUM Gold, Platinum

D.R.A.M. BIG BABY D.R.A.M. March 30, 2017 WAVE RECORDINGS / EMPIRE / ATLANTIC RECORDS ALBUM Gold

VARIOUS ARTISTS TEEN BEACH MOVIE March 30, 2017 WALT DISNEY RECORDS ALBUM Gold

PASSENGER ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS March 28, 2017 NETTWERK RECORDS ALBUM Platinum

KANYE WEST THE LIFE OF PABLO March 27, 2017 DEF JAM ALBUM Gold, Platinum

THE CHAINSMOKERS BOUQUET EP March 27, 2017 COLUMBIA ALBUM Gold

JOSH TURNER HAYWIRE March 27, 2017 MCA RECORDS NASHVILLE ALBUM Gold

THE CHAINSMOKERS COLLAGE EP March 24, 2017 COLUMBIA ALBUM Gold, Platinum
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Postby forest0717 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:49 am

what's the pure sales for BOUQUET?
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Postby thebigham » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:05 pm

RIAA.com:

https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab ... ch_section

VARIOUS ARTISTS MOANA April 14, 2017 WALT DISNEY RECORDS ALBUM Platinum

FUTURE PLUTO April 14, 2017 EPIC ALBUM Gold

KENDRICK LAMAR SECTION.80 April 14, 2017 TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT ALBUM Gold

FUTURE HONEST April 14, 2017 EPIC ALBUM Gold

METALLICA HARDWIRED…TO SELF-DESTRUCT April 12, 2017 BLACKENED RECORDINGS ALBUM Gold, Platinum

POST MALONE STONEY April 12, 2017 REPUBLIC RECORDS ALBUM Platinum

VARIOUS WOW WORSHIP (PURPLE) April 12, 2017 WORD RECORDS ALBUM Gold

THE 1975 I LIKE IT WHEN YOU SLEEP, FOR YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL YET SO UNAWARE OF IT April 10, 2017 DIRTY HIT/INTERSCOPE ALBUM Gold
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Postby thebigham » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:22 pm

RIAA.com:

https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/

BIG SEAN I DECIDED April 18, 2017 DEF JAM RECORDINGS ALBUM Gold
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Postby thebigham » Thu May 04, 2017 10:44 pm

Kendrick Lamar's DAMN has been certified Gold and Platinum with the RIAA:

https://twitter.com/WelcomeSFTY/status/ ... 68/photo/1
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Postby thebigham » Fri May 05, 2017 3:04 pm

RIAA.com:

ED SHEERAN
Title: ÷
Certification Date: May 1, 2017
Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Paltinum

JANIS JOPLIN
Title: SUPER HITS
Certification Date: April 28, 2017
Label: COLUMBIA
Format: ALBUM
Gold, Platinum

YG
Title: MY KRAZY LIFE
Certification Date: April 27, 2017
Label: DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Format: ALBUM
Platinum

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD
Title: AMERICAN TRAGEDY
Certification Date: April 25, 2017
Label: A&M/OCTONE
Format: ALBUM
Gold

SHAWN MENDES
Title: ILLUMINATE
Certification Date: April 25, 2017
Label: ISLAND RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

FUTURE
Title: FUTURE
Certification Date: April 25, 2017
Label: EPIC
Format: ALBUM
Gold

CHARLIE PUTH
Title: NINE TRACK MIND
Certification Date: April 25, 2017
Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Platinum

FLUME
Title: SKIN
Certification Date: April 25, 2017
Label: FUTURE CLASSIC
Format: ALBUM
Gold

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD
Title: SWAN SONG
Certification Date: April 25, 2017
Label: A&M/OCTONE
Format: ALBUM
Platinum

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Title: DESCENDANTS
Certification Date: April 21, 2017
Label: WALT DISNEY RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE / STARSHIP
Title: SURREALISTIC PILLOW
Certification Date: April 18, 2017
Label: RCA
Format: ALBUM
Platinum

KEITH URBAN
Title: GET CLOSER
Certification Date: April 17, 2017
Label: CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE
Format: ALBUM
Platinum

KEITH URBAN
Title: GREATEST HITS-18 KIDS
Certification Date: April 14, 2017
Label: CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE
Format: ALBUM
Platinum

KEITH URBAN
Title: FUSE
Certification Date: April 14, 2017
Label: CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE
Format: ALBUM
Platinum
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Postby thebigham » Fri May 19, 2017 4:26 pm

RIAA.com:

IN THIS MOMENT
Title: BLOOD
Certification Date: May 10, 2017
Label: CENTURY MEDIA
Format: ALBUM
Gold

21 SAVAGE & METRO BOOMIN
Title: SAVAGE MODE
Certification Date: May 10, 2017
Label: SLAUGHTER GANG, LLC
Format: ALBUM
Gold
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Postby thebigham » Tue May 30, 2017 5:47 pm

RIAA.com:

BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND
Title: GREATEST HITS
Certification Date: May 30, 2017
Label: CAPITOL
Format: ALBUM
10xP

ALL TIME LOW
Title: NOTHING PERSONAL
Certification Date: May 22, 2017
Label: HOPELESS RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

TRAVIS SCOTT
Title: BIRDS IN THE TRAP SING MCKNIGHT
Certification Date: May 22, 2017
Label: EPIC
Format: ALBUM
1xP

TRAVIS SCOTT
Title: RODEO
Certification Date: May 22, 2017
Label: EPIC / GRAND HUSTLE
Format: ALBUM
1xP

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
Title: WE GOT IT FROM HERE…THANK YOU 4 YOUR SERVICE
Certification Date: May 22, 2017
Label: EPIC
Format: ALBUM
Gold

ALESSIA CARA
Title: KNOW-IT-ALL
Certification Date: May 22, 2017
Label: DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Format: ALBUM
Platinum

THE CHAINSMOKERS
Title: MEMORIES…DO NOT OPEN
Certification Date: May 18, 2017
Label: COLUMBIA
Format: ALBUM
Gold
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Postby beredy » Tue May 30, 2017 8:30 pm

It's always great to see another diamond album.
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Postby thebigham » Tue May 30, 2017 10:13 pm

^And it's legitimate. Has sold ~9.6 million...
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Postby borderwolf » Wed May 31, 2017 4:30 am

Bob Seger.... Great!
Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll
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Postby thebigham » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:25 pm

Not a great month for RIAA album certs:

https://www.riaa.com/riaas-may-gold-platinum-tally/

In May 2017, RIAA certified 149 Song Awards and 18 Album Awards:

http://www.riaa.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... 7-RIAA.pdf
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Postby thebigham » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:25 pm

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... ngles-sold

Taylor Swift Passes RIAA 100 Million Songs Certification
6/8/2017 by Tatiana Cirisano

Taylor Swift just added another milestone to her already formidable resume: the pop megastar has officially been certified for moving 100 million song units.

The news comes from the Record Industry Association of America, which delivered the sought-after certification via a congratulatory tweet.

The association's top tally chart currently lists Swift at 101 million certified units, just under Rihanna, who has moved 118.5 million certified units to date.

Swift's coveted tally beats out rumored rival Katy Perry (88 million) and Justin Bieber (63 million), and about doubles counts from Kanye West (50.5 million) and Drake (45 million).

Still, the RIAA certification is hardly the first major statitstical accomplishment for Swift: When it was released in 2014, her fifth studio album 1989 made the fastest climb to 5 million equivalent units than any other album since Usher's 2004 Confessions. And the following year, Swift became the only act to have landed more than one album with more than 50 weeks in the Billboard top 10 (with both 1989 and Fearless).
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:55 pm

RIAA.com:

MAREN MORRIS
Title: HERO
Certification Date: June 12, 2017
Label: COLUMBIA NASHVILLE
Format: ALBUM
Gold

CHRIS STAPLETON
Title: FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1
Certification Date: June 8, 2017
Label: MERCURY RECORDS NASHVILLE
Format: ALBUM
Gold

THE WEEKND
Title: STARBOY
Certification Date: June 8, 2017
Label: REPUBLIC RECORDS / XO RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold, 1xP, 2xP
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Postby thebigham » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:59 pm

RIAA.com:

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Title: FIFTY SHADES DARKER
Certification Date: June 20, 2017
Label: REPUBLIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

LIL UZI VERT
Title: LIL UZI VERT VS. THE WORLD
Certification Date: June 20, 2017
Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

CALVIN HARRIS
Title: 18 MONTHS
Certification Date: June 19, 2017
Label: COLUMBIA
Format: ALBUM
Gold

BEN HARPER
Title: DIAMONDS ON THE INSIDE
Certification Date: June 5, 2017
Label: CAPITOL/VIRGIN
Format: ALBUM
Gold
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Postby forest0717 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:24 pm

Katy first artist EVER with three Diamond songs
Dark Horse Roar and Firework
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Postby thebigham » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:28 pm

This finally showed up at the RIAA website:

KENDRICK LAMAR
Title: DAMN.
Certification Date: May 20, 2017
Label: TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT / AFTERMATH / INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold, Platinum
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Postby thebigham » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:57 pm

New at RIAA.com:

JAY-Z
Title: 4:44
Certification Date: July 5, 2017
Label: ROC NATION
Format: ALBUM
Gold, Platinum

CHILDISH GAMBINO
Title: AWAKEN, MY LOVE
Certification Date: June 29, 2017
Label: GLASSNOTE RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

LIL DICKY
Title: PROFESSIONAL RAPPER
Certification Date: June 23, 2017
Label: COMMISSION MUSIC
Format: ALBUM
Gold

JAY-Z
Title: JAY-Z UNPLUGGED
Certification Date: June 23, 2017
Label: ROC NATION
Format: ALBUM
Gold

KHALID
Title: AMERICAN TEEN
Certification Date: June 23, 2017
Label: RCA
Format: ALBUM
Gold

SAM HUNT
Title: MONTEVALLO
Certification Date: June 22, 2017
Label: MCA NASHVILLE
Format: ALBUM
3xP
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Postby thebigham » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:18 pm

^Jay Z explained:

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307303

It appears the key was the Sprint campaign, which enabled new subscribers (and, we’re told, anyone else with an email address and promo code) to get a free download.

Per RIAA rules, a sale counts toward certification even if purchased by a business and offered to fans who must take steps to acquire it. Thus if Sprint purchased a million copies of 4:44—in a deal quite similar to the Samsung agreement that catapulted Jay’s Magna Carta Holy Grail to stratospheric numbers in 2013—that’s instant platinum, bubbeleh.

All of which explains why the RIAA’s Cary Sherman was all ready with that handsome plaque to do a photo op with Jay on 4th of July weekend.
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Postby forest0717 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:38 am

Miranda lambert's The Weight of These Wings earns Platinum Certification in U.S (RIAA)
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Postby GetBack » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:39 am

thebigham wrote:^Jay Z explained:

http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=307303

It appears the key was the Sprint campaign, which enabled new subscribers (and, we’re told, anyone else with an email address and promo code) to get a free download.

Per RIAA rules, a sale counts toward certification even if purchased by a business and offered to fans who must take steps to acquire it. Thus if Sprint purchased a million copies of 4:44—in a deal quite similar to the Samsung agreement that catapulted Jay’s Magna Carta Holy Grail to stratospheric numbers in 2013—that’s instant platinum, bubbeleh.

All of which explains why the RIAA’s Cary Sherman was all ready with that handsome plaque to do a photo op with Jay on 4th of July weekend.
I wonder how much money he paid RIAA for that certification! :o :o :o
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Postby stevyy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:36 pm

we've literally reached the point that customers can get music for free legally (owning it legally for free) while the artist collects platinum certs.

That's the lowest we've come thus far.

I can't even know what to say.

So, just sell your product to 1 company and distribute it for free...

music has become as disposable as ever.

If I were an act, I'd buy my own music for $3,99 and see it rise on the charts and act all popular.

Or even better gift my music to my fans.
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Postby Shayonce » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:01 pm

well. those sales are not counted on billboard/nielsen, but only in RIAA as they do count all the legal copies from freebies,sample to every shipment.
they also used club sales in back in the days, and now streaming from "spotify free" to "youtubu" which are free to public.
it's no big deal in a era every streams are counted in album certification.
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