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Postby winston68 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:09 pm

Yes, thanks a lot ! How I would like Capitol did the same with The Beatles, for instance... Their total should get 12 platinum certifications added, at the minimum...
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Postby brian05 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:30 pm

There are some interesting RIAA facts at this web site celebrating 60 years of RIAA awards.
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Postby MrDiva » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:35 pm

trebor wrote:^^
That's a popular fallacy. You have to factor in the average wages, cost of living, available households, the demographic structure, the penetration rate of technology, etc.,and the inflation of money.
Inflation is the big factor here.
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Postby thebigham » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:42 pm

Why haven't these 4th Quarter 2017 releases been certified with the RIAA?

P!nk, Sam Smith, Eminem and Kenny Chesney.

All should be eligible for Gold.
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Postby thebigham » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:58 pm

I was traveling yesterday when these new certs happened.

RIAA.com:

ED SHEERAN ÷ March 12, 2018 ATLANTIC RECORDS ALBUM 3xP

VARIOUS ARTISTS HAMILTON (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING) March 12, 2018 ATLANTIC RECORDS ALBUM 4xP

GUCCI MANE MR. DAVIS March 12, 2018 ATLANTIC RECORDS ALBUM Gold
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Postby chrguy66 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:34 pm

Let’s talk about those Shakira certa though.....23 million for ¿Dónde?
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Postby thebigham » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:12 pm

Some more RIAA certs were added to the RIAA website:

RIAA.com:

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Title: MAN OF THE WOODS
Certification Date: March 6, 2018
Label: RCA
Format: ALBUM
Gold

DEMI LOVATO
Title: TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
Certification Date: March 5, 2018
Label: ISLAND RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

A BOOGIE WIT DA HOODIE
Title: THE BIGGER ARTIST
Certification Date: March 5, 2018
Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Title: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: THE ALBUM
Certification Date: March 5, 2018
Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

RODNEY ATKINS
Title: IT'S AMERICA
Certification Date: March 2, 2018
Label: CURB RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

RODNEY ATKINS
Title: TAKE A BACK ROAD
Certification Date: March 2, 2018
Label: CURB RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

SOUNDTRACK
Title: ROMEO & JULIET
Certification Date: March 1, 2018
Label: CAPITOL
Format: ALBUM
4xP

PANIC! AT THE DISCO
Title: VICES & VIRTUES
Certification Date: February 28, 2018
Label: FUELED BY RAMEN
Format: ALBUM
Gold
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Postby trebor » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:22 pm

Surprised at Curb forking out money to certify the Rodney Atkins' albums!
Good for him! (Took him a while... )
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Postby thebigham » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:22 pm

RIAA.com:

NF
Title: PERCEPTION
Certification Date: March 22, 2018
Label: NF REAL MUSIC LLC / CAROLINE
Format: ALBUM
Gold

JEREMIH
Title: LATE NIGHTS: THE ALBUM
Certification Date: March 20, 2018
Label: DEF JAM RECORDINGS
Format: ALBUM
1xP

SHINEDOWN
Title: US AND THEM
Certification Date: March 19, 2018
Label: ATLANTIC
Format: ALBUM
1xP

FETTY WAP
Title: FETTY WAP
Certification Date: March 19, 2018
Label: 300 ENTERTAINMENT / RGF ENTERTAINMENT
Format: ALBUM
2xP
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Postby thebigham » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:50 pm

Hugh Jackman @RealHughJackman on Twitter:

So I just found out ... @GreatestShowman album is PLATINUM!!! #thankyou @pasekandpaul @AtlanticRecords @Zendaya @kealasettle @ZacEfron #MG #soundtrack #ThisIsTheGreatestShow
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Postby thebigham » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:58 pm

This thread is 12 years old!!

Thanks to everyone that has contributed!

In 2006, lots of albums were certified.

Album certs were at all time lows from 2011-2015.

It all changed in 2016 when the RIAA added streaming/singles sales/video views to RIAA album certs.
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Postby thebigham » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:31 pm

RIAA.com:

G-EAZY
Title: THE BEAUTIFUL & THE DAMNED
Certification Date: April 4, 2018
Label: RCA
Format: ALBUM
Gold

G-EAZY
Title: THESE THINGS HAPPEN
Certification Date: April 4, 2018
Label: RCA
Format: ALBUM
1xP

KANE BROWN
Title: KANE BROWN
Certification Date: April 4, 2018
Label: RCA NASHVILLE
Format: ALBUM
1xP

KID CUDI
Title: MAN ON THE MOON II: THE LEGEND OF MR. RAGER
Certification Date: March 27, 2018
Label: REPUBLIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
1xP

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Title: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Certification Date: March 27, 2018
Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
1xP

LOGIC
Title: EVERYBODY
Certification Date: March 26, 2018
Label: DEF JAM
Format: ALBUM
1xP

AVRIL LAVIGNE GOODBYE LULLABY March 26, 2018 RCA RECORDS ALBUM Gold

AVRIL LAVIGNE AVRIL LAVIGNE March 26, 2018 EPIC RECORDS ALBUM Gold

AVRIL LAVIGNE THE BEST DAMN THING March 26, 2018 RCA RECORDS ALBUM 2xP

AVRIL LAVIGNE LET GO March 26, 2018 RCA RECORDS ALBUM 7xP

RIHANNA ANTI March 26, 2018 WESTBURY ROAD ENTERTAINMENT. DISTRIBUTED BY ROC NATION RECORDS ALBUM 3xP

RIHANNA GOOD GIRL GONE BAD March 26, 2018 DEF JAM RECORDINGS ALBUM 6xP

RIHANNA RATED R March 26, 2018 DEF JAM ALBUM 2xP

RIHANNA A GIRL LIKE ME March 26, 2018 DEF JAM ALBUM 2xP

RIHANNA LOUD March 26, 2018 DEF JAM ALBUM 3xP

RIHANNA TALK THAT TALK March 26, 2018 DEF JAM ALBUM 3xP
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Postby thebigham » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:41 pm

RIAA.com:

CARDI B
Title: INVASION OF PRIVACY
Certification Date: April 6, 2018
Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold
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Postby thebigham » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:27 pm

So a 5xP single certs equals a Gold album cert. Ugh.

https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.46434/titl ... dak-yellow

Cardi B's "Invasion Of Privacy" Already Certified Gold Thanks To "Bodak Yellow"
April 6, 2018 | 9:54 AM
by Kyle Eustice

Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion Of Privacy, has been out less than 24 hours and it’s already earned a gold certification from the RIAA.

For those wondering how the superstar rapper could pull off such an overnight feat — it’s all thanks to her smash hit “Bodak Yellow.”

The chart-topping single was certified 5x platinum by the RIAA in February. Ten track units equal one album sale, which means Invasion of Privacy has moved 500,000 units based on the strength of “Bodak Yellow.”

But despite “Bodak Yellow’s” monster sales, those units won’t contribute toward Invasion of Privacy‘s first-week sales total.
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Postby thebigham » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:36 pm

RIAA.com:

MAROON 5
Title: V
Certification Date: April 5, 2018
Label: 222 RECORDS / INTERSCOPE
Format: ALBUM
2xP. 3xP

NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
Title: GREATEST HITS
Certification Date: April 4, 2018
Label: BAD BOY/RHINO
Format: ALBUM
Gold, 1xP

NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
Title: READY TO DIE
Certification Date: April 4, 2018
Label: BAD BOY/RHINO
Format: ALBUM
5xP, 6xP

NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
Title: LIFE AFTER DEATH
Certification Date: April 4, 2018
Label: BAD BOY/RHINO
Format: ALBUM
11xP

A$AP ROCKY
Title: AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
Certification Date: April 4, 2018
Label: RCA
Format: ALBUM
1xP

VARIOUS ARTISTS
Title: THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE
Certification Date: April 3, 2018
Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

DRAKE
Title: NOTHING WAS THE SAME
Certification Date: April 2, 2018
Label: YOUNG MONEY / CASH MONEY / REPUBLIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
4xP
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Postby thebigham » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:15 am

RIAA.com:

KACEY MUSGRAVES
Title: SAME TRAILER DIFFERENT PARK
Certification Date: April 4, 2018
Label: MERCURY NASHVILLE
Format: ALBUM
1xP
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Postby Goldmoney » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:16 am

Biggie 8-)

At least some good hip hop got its due this week...
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Postby iHypeMusic » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:09 am

thebigham wrote:RIAA.com:
DRAKE
Title: NOTHING WAS THE SAME
Certification Date: April 2, 2018
Label: YOUNG MONEY / CASH MONEY / REPUBLIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
4xP
His 3rd 4x Platinum album. His power this decade is truly something else.

His releases are ELIGIBLE for:
Views - 5x Platinum
Take Care - 5x Platinum
Nothing Was the Same - 4x Platinum
If You're Reading This - 3x Platinum
More Life - 2x Platinum
Thank Me Later - 2x Platinum
What A Time to Be Alive - 2x Platinum

= 23x Platinum

And his next album should do great numbers. Hopefully he can reach 30 million this decade.
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Postby beredy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:38 am

It's retarded that single streams and sales now count BOTH for single certs AND albums too. They need a better system (either not count singles for album streams or significantly up the number of streams for singles to make one album sale). Or go back and convert single sales before the stream era to album sales too.
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Postby thebigham » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:18 pm

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcinty ... 68beea72cb

Post Malone's New Album Is Eligible For Gold Status ... And It's Not Even Out Yet
by Hugh McIntyre , CONTRIBUTOR

Post Malone fans everywhere have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of his sophomore full-length Beerbongs & Bentleys ever since he announced the collection months ago, and thankfully, they don’t need to wait much longer, as the set is due to drop on Friday, April 27. The following week, the highly anticipated record is almost certainly going to claim the throne on the Billboard 200, and it will probably do so with one of the biggest opening frames of the year.

While fans still need to hold on a little over a week before they can buy (or more likely stream) Beerbongs & Bentleys in full, the album has already reached an important milestone, and before it’s even been released, it is already on track to earn one of the music industry’s biggest honors. While Malone's latest isn't even out yet, the collection is already eligible to be certified gold in the U.S., and there’s a good chance it will earn that certification in its first week of availability, if not on the actual day it is released. But how is this possible?

“Rockstar,” the lead single from Beerbongs & Bentleys, was a massive hit from the moment it arrived last fall, and in the months since the chart-topper dropped, it has racked up hundreds of millions of streams and an impressive sales count. Because of how heavily “Rockstar” has been consumed by the American people, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has certified it five-times platinum for moving five million equivalent units.

Now that the RIAA includes the equivalent units collected by a single featured on a specific album towards the full-length’s own certifications, Beerbongs & Bentleys is already eligible for gold status, as those five million single shipments equal 500,000 equivalent album units, as 10 equivalent single units equals one album units, per the organization's current rules.

In addition to the five million equivalent units “Rockstar” has already moved, another single featured on Beerbongs & Bentleys, “Candy Paint,” has also earned a gold plaque. The record’s most recent promotional cut “Psycho,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100, is likely headed toward either a gold or platinum certification very soon as well, which will only add to the parent album’s impressive total.

According to RIAA rules, Beerbongs & Bentleys can’t be certified until the record label submits it for certification, and that can’t happen until it’s officially available to the public in full. The shipments collected before the title drops will count, but no full-length can earn any plaques until people can access it in its entirety. So, it’s possible that Beerbongs & Bentleys will be certified gold on the day of its release (which fellow hip-hop star Cardi B also experienced the day her debut album Invasion of Privacy hit stores), but even if it doesn’t, such an honor isn’t far behind.
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Postby TIfan » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:19 pm

Eligible for a certification without an album being out??? RIAA is only trying to make money. That is the ONLY reason why they have so many ways of earning certs.
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Postby frrr » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:57 pm

^Yes, same happened with Cardi B
As a singer, songwriter and producer Bruno Mars has sold over 169 million singles
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Postby marcsgirl85 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:13 pm

the same has happened since long before the digital era Wings' 1976 album Wings At The Speed Of Sound went gold on it's release date granted it also spawned two huge hit singles Silly Love Songs & Let Em In the former being 1976's Billboard song of the year
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Postby trebor » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:43 pm

^^ Talking about releases in the (deep) physical era:
Wasn't there a rule in place that set that records could only get a certification after four weeks on release?
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Postby thebigham » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:12 pm

RIAA.com:

P!NK
Title: BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA
Certification Date: April 19, 2018
Label: RCA RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
1xP

RUSS
Title: THERE'S REALLY A WOLF
Certification Date: April 18, 2018
Label: COLUMBIA / RUSS MY WAY INC.
Format: ALBUM
1xP

KYGO
Title: CLOUD NINE
Certification Date: April 18, 2018
Label: SONY MUSIC / ULTRA RECORDS / RCA RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

KANYE WEST
Title: MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY
Certification Date: April 18, 2018
Label: DEF JAM
Format: ALBUM
2xP

THE BLACK KEYS
Title: EL CAMINO
Certification Date: April 17, 2018
Label: WARNER BROS RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
2xP


THE BLACK KEYS
Title: BROTHERS
Certification Date: April 17, 2018
Label: WARNER BROS RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
2xP

BASTILLE
Title: BAD BLOOD
Certification Date: April 17, 2018
Label: VIRGIN RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
1xP

THE LUMINEERS
Title: THE LUMINEERS
Certification Date: April 16, 2018
Label: DUALTONE MUSIC GROUP, INC.
Format: ALBUM
2xP, 3xP

MEEK MILL
Title: WINS & LOSSES
Certification Date: April 13, 2018
Label: ATLANTIC RECORDS
Format: ALBUM
Gold

CAMILA CABELLO
Title: CAMILA
Certification Date: April 12, 2018
Label: EPIC
Format: ALBUM
1xP
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