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Postby Rell » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:28 am

If somebody songs features an artist there single is certiftied Gold is that also the featured artist numbers.

Like Chamillionaire on Ciara's Get UP on Riaa it comes up when I type in his named so do I count as his numbers too?
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Postby seattleboy » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:39 am

It depends on how it's listed on the certification site.
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Postby Rell » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:54 pm

How do you find out a ringtones sales?? Cause I keep hearing about Ring Tone sales and I wanna know thnx... :wink:
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Postby gocsa » Tue Dec 25, 2007 4:56 pm

If it is stated somewhere, on wiki or other sites, that an artist/band sold "x" million records in the US, or worldwide or whatever, does it mean albums only, or both albums and singles together? So does "record" only mean album? Cause if it says "x" million albums then it is obvious, but what about "records"..
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Postby seattleboy » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:54 am

Rell wrote:How do you find out a ringtones sales?? Cause I keep hearing about Ring Tone sales and I wanna know thnx... :wink:
Billboard doesn't give out that information. :cry:
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Postby seattleboy » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:55 am

gocsa wrote:If it is stated somewhere, on wiki or other sites, that an artist/band sold "x" million records in the US, or worldwide or whatever, does it mean albums only, or both albums and singles together? So does "record" only mean album? Cause if it says "x" million albums then it is obvious, but what about "records"..
There's no way to tell, unfortunately, although it seems 'records' means albums and singles. :wink:
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Postby Epiphano » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:40 pm

seattleboy wrote:
Rell wrote:So if a song is 4X Platnuim how much is that in the US?
It depends on what time the single was released. Right now, 4 million, like albums.
It depends on when it was last certified, not when it was released. When certification rules change in the US, they are retroactive.
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Postby Dina24 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:33 pm

I've got a question about the itunes charts, I read they work on a rolling 24 hours basis, does anyone know what that means? does it mean everything starts from scratch?
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Postby Rell » Thu May 22, 2008 3:22 pm

Ousetion Ciara's Fanasty ride album is said to be 3 disc now I'm wondering sence it's 3 disc and not just one when it goe's platnuim doe's it real 3X Platnuim?

And if it went 3X would it go 9X I'm confusing myself thanks for the help....
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Postby yvettewheeler » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:24 pm

Can anyone tell me how long the billboard alternative album chart has been going and has anyone a list of number ones.
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Postby ddsa16 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:20 am

Can sum1 tel me if Beyonce if i were a boy been certified platinum? And disturbia by rihanna? In the US BTW
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Postby frankiben123 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:25 pm

wow....nice post.....
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Postby gilbythewizard » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:53 pm

can anyone tell me how many sales diamond certification is in america [if it even exists! :oops: ]
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Postby borderwolf » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:00 am

gilbythewizard wrote:can anyone tell me how many sales diamond certification is in america [if it even exists! :oops: ]
http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17241

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Postby gilbythewizard » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:11 pm

borderwolf wrote:
gilbythewizard wrote:can anyone tell me how many sales diamond certification is in america [if it even exists! :oops: ]
http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17241

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thanks very much, been tryin' to find out for ages. 8-)
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Postby gilbythewizard » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:45 pm

borderwolf wrote:
gilbythewizard wrote:can anyone tell me how many sales diamond certification is in america [if it even exists! :oops: ]
http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=17241

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cheers, i have been trying to find out for ages!
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Postby LikeNoOther » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:28 am

I have a question. is it possible to check the sales on Nielsen? I've tried, but I could never get on there.
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Postby allaplgies » Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:14 pm

What are the rules for CD reissues, in terms of whether sales are added to the original CD, or the reissue starts its own accumalation of sales?

Sub Pop Records will be Reissuing Nirvana's Bleach Album to mark its 20th Anniversary on Nov. 3, 2009. The reissue will include a remastered Bleach, plus a full remixed concert from 1990. This will be a 2 cd package.
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Postby allaplgies » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:39 pm

Quick question about amazon.com

1. Do sales of New Albums count towards Soundscan?

2. Many albums are available for presale months before release. Do these presales all count for sales of the first week of official release?
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Postby AyuM » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:44 pm

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Yes for both! :)

Albums that are released exclusively through, let's say, Amazon, chart at the Digital Album charts. Those sales are taken under consideration by Soundscan as normal sales! :wink:
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Postby Yoyo77 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:04 pm

I was wondering if any of you guys have seen the Yahoo "best selling singles list"

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/yradish/41097/biggest-selling-singles-since-the-year-2000/

I saw some estimations of the same singles on this site and there is a HUGE difference...

Why?
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Postby GugaAlcantara » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:21 pm

Somebody PLEASE help me:

IS THERE A DVD CHART IN BILLBOARD? Can someone post the number of sales?
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Postby FutureMan » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:36 pm

how to find certifications in countries like turkey (MUYAP), bulgaria (BAMP), croatia (MIAK), Egypt, philippines (PARI), Lebanon, malaysia, singapore, etc?
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Postby greek_boy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:53 pm

FutureMan wrote:how to find certifications in countries like turkey (MUYAP), bulgaria (BAMP), croatia (MIAK), Egypt, philippines (PARI), Lebanon, malaysia, singapore, etc?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mu ... ifications

check the sources for credibility. :wink:
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Postby FutureMan » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:24 pm

Do music video sales count towards a songs total?

In the US, music video sales from legal download outlets are not counted in a songs total and do not help a song on the Billboard charts.
in which country are those sales counted?
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