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    by » Sun July 18th, 2004, 16:45

    Any corrections or additions are very welcome ;)

    Here's all the certification levels gathered so far:



    NORTH AMERICA

    Canada www.cria.ca

    since 01/05/2008 :: G 40,000 P 80,000 D 800,000
    G 20,000 P 40,000 D 400,000 [Digital Tracks/Master Ringtones]
    G 5,000 P 10,000 D 100,000 [Singles/Videos]
    until 30/04/2008 :: G 50,000 P 100,000 D 1,000,000

    U.S.A. www.riaa.com

    G 500,000 P 1,000,000 D 10,000,000 [for Albums, Singles, Digital Tracks and Mastertones]
    since 01/2009 :: G 50,000 P 100,000 [Latin Albums]
    until 12/2008 :: G 100,000 P 200,000 [Latin Albums]
    G 50,000 P 100,000 [Videos]
    until 06/2006 :: G 100,000 P 200,000 [Digital Tracks]
    until 03/1991 :: G 25,000 P 50,000 M(1) 100,000 M(1.5) 150,000 [Videos]
    until 12/1988 :: G 1,000,000 P 2,000,000 [Singles]




    EUROPE

    Austria www.ifpi.at

    since 01/01/2007 :: G 10,000 P 20,000 [Albums]
    G 15,000 P 30,000 [Singles]
    G 5,000 P 10,000 [DVDs]
    until 31/12/2006 :: G 15,000 P 30,000 [Albums & Singles]
    until 31/12/2002 :: G 20,000 P 40,000 [Albums & Singles]
    until 31/12/2000 :: G 25,000 P 50,000 [Albums & Singles]

    Belgium www.ifpi.be | www.ultratop.be

    since 01/2009 :: G 10,000 (15,000) P 20,000 (30,000) [Singles]
    since 05/2007 :: G 10,000 (15,000) P 20,000 (30,000) [Albums]
    G 15,000 (25,000) P 30,000 (50,000) [Singles]
    G 25,000 P 50,000 [DVDs]
    since 01/2007 :: G 15,000 (20,000) P 30,000 (40,000)
    until 12/2006 :: G 15,000 (25,000) P 30,000 (50,000)

    the first number is for local artists (french/dutch speaking) and classic or jazz records, with the levels between () being for foreign albums or local albums that are not in french or dutch.

    Bulgaria www.bamp-bg.org

    G 15,000 (10,000) P 30,000 (20,000)

    Croatia www.hdu.hr

    since 01/2009 :: S 3,000 G 7,500 P 15,000 D 30,000
    until 12/2008 :: G 5,000 P 10,000

    Czech Republic www.ifpi.cz

    since 01/2009 :: G 6,000 (3,000) P 12,000 (6,000) [Albums]
    P 1,000 D 2,000 [Singles]
    G 1,500 P 3,000 [DVDs]
    since 01/2008 :: G 7,500 (3,000) P 15,000 (6,000)
    G 1,500 P 3,000
    until 12/2007 :: G 10,000 (5,000) P 20,000 (10,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Cyprus

    G 5,000 P 10,000

    Denmark www.ifpi.dk | www.pladebranchen.nu

    since 04/2009 :: G 15,000 P 30,000 [Albums, Singles - Both including digital copies - & Entertainment DVDs]
    G 7,500 P 15,000 [Music DVDs]
    until 03/2009 :: G 15,000 P 30,000 [Albums]
    G 7,500 P 15,000 [Singles + Downloads & DVD's]
    until 12/2006 :: G 20,000 P 40,000 [Albums]
    G 4,000 P 8,000 [Singles/DVD's]
    until 03/2003 :: G 25,000 P 50,000 [Albums]

    Finland www.ifpi.fi

    01/01/2008 :: G 15,000 (10,000) P 30,000 (20,000)
    G 5,000 P 10,000 [Singles/Downloads & DVDs]
    01/06/2004 :: Awards for DVDs added - G 5,000 P 10,000
    01/01/2001 :: G 15,000 P 30,000 [Albums]
    01/01/1994 :: G 5,000 [Singles] 20,000 [Albums] P 10,000 [Singles] 40,000 [Albums]
    01/01/1991 :: Singles downgraded to G 5,000
    01/01/1989 :: G 10,000 [Singles] 25,000 [Albums] P 50,000 [Albums]; Added Multi-Platinum Awards
    23/08/1976 :: Added the Platinum award for 100,000 Albums
    01/10/1975 :: G 10,000 [Singles] 25,000 [Albums] D 50,000 [Albums]
    01/07/1973 :: G 10,000 [Singles] 15,000 [Albums]
    17/09/1971 :: G 20,000 [Singles] 30,000 [Albums]

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    France www.disqueenfrance.com

    since 07/2009 :: G 50,000 P 100,000 D 500,000 [Albums]
    G 150,000 P 250,000 D 400,000 [Singles]
    G 7,500 P 15,000 D 60,000 [Videos]
    since 07/2006 :: S 35,000 G 75,000 P 200,000 D 750,000 [Albums]
    S 100,000 G 200,000 P 300,000 D 500,000 [Singles]
    G 10,000 P 20,000 D 100,000 [Videos]
    until 06/2006 :: S 50,000 G 100,000 P 300,000 D 1,000,000 [Albums]
    S 125,000 G 250,000 P 500,000 D 750,000 [Singles]

    Germany www.ifpi.de

    G 100,000 P 200,000 [Albums]
    G 150,000 P 300,000 [Singles]
    G 25,000 P 50,000 [Videos]
    until 12/2002 :: G 150,000 P 300,000 [Albums]
    G 250,000 P 500,000 [Singles]
    until 10/1999 :: G 250,000 P 500,000

    Greece www.ifpi.gr

    since 07/2009 :: G 6,000 (3,000) P 12,000 (6,000)
    G 3,000 P 6,000 [Singles/DVDs]
    since 01/2009 :: G 15,000 (5,000) P 30,000 (10,000)
    since 01/2007 :: G 15,000 (7,500) P 30,000 (15,000)
    G 5,000 P 10,000 [Singles/DVDs]
    until 12/2006 :: G 20,000 (10,000) P 40,000 (20,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Hungary www.mahasz.hu

    G 7,500 (3,000) P 15,000 (6,000) [Albums]
    G 1,500 P 3,000 [Singles]
    G 2,000 P 4,000 [Videos]
    G 1,500 P 3,000 [Classical/Jazz/World Music/Proze Albums]
    until 12/09/2006 :: G 10,000 (5,000) P 20,000 (10,000) [Albums]
    G 2,500 P 5,000 [Singles]
    until 22/02/2005 :: G 15,000 (10,000) P 30,000 (20,000) [Albums]
    G 5,000 P 10,000 [Singles]
    until 22/04/2002 :: G 25,000 (15,000) P 50,000 (30,000)
    until 02/12/1997 :: G 50,000 P 100,000 D 200,000
    until 12/06/1992 :: G 100,000 P 200,000 D 400,000

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Iceland

    G 5,000 P 10,000 [Albums & Videos]

    Ireland www.irma.ie | wwww.irishcharts.ie

    G 7,500 P 15,000
    G 2,000 P 4,000 [DVDs]

    Italy www.fimi.it

    since 01/2008 :: G 35,000 P 70,000 D 350,000
    G 10,000 P 20,000 [Singles + Downloads & DVDs]
    since 02/2005 :: S 20,000 G 40,000 P 80,000 D 400,000 [Albums]
    G 10,000 P 20,000 [Singles]
    G 15,000 P 30,000 [DVDs]
    until 01/2005 :: G 50,000 P 100,000 D 500,000 [Albums]
    G 25,000 P 50,000 [Singles]
    until 09/1994 :: G 100,000 P 200,000 [Albums]

    Latvia

    G 8,000 (4,000) P 15,000 (8,000)
    G 5,000 P 8,000 [DVDs]

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Lithuania

    G 3,000 P 6,000 [Singles]

    Netherlands www.nvpi.nl

    since 06/2009 :: G 25,000 P 50,000 [Albums]
    G 10,000 P 20,000 [Singles]
    G 30,000 P 60,000 [Music DVD's]
    G 10,000 P 20,000 [Classic/Jazz/World Music Albums]
    since 01/2009 :: G 25,000 P 50,000 [Singles]
    G 40,000 P 80,000 [DVDs]
    since 01/2008 :: G 30,000 P 60,000 [Albums, Singles & DVDs]
    G 10,000 P 20,000 [Jazz and Classical repertoire]
    since 01/2006 :: G 35,000 P 70,000
    until 12/2005 :: G 40,000 P 80,000
    until 12/1999 :: G 50,000 P 100,000 [Albums]
    G 30,000 P 60,000 [Singles]

    Norway www.ifpi.no

    since 01/2007 :: G 15,000 P 30,000 [Albums]
    G 5,000 P 10,000 [Singles & DVDs]
    until 12/2006 :: G 20,000 P 40,000 [Albums]
    G 5,000 P 10,000 [Singles & DVDs]
    until 06/2002 :: G 25,000 P 50,000
    G 10,000 P 20,000 [Singles & DVDs]

    Poland www.zpav.pl

    since 07/2006 :: G 15,000 (10,000) P 30,000 (20,000) D 150,000 (100,000)
    G 5,000 P 10,000 [DVDs]
    until 06/2006 :: G 35,000 (20,000) P 70,000 (40,000) D 350,000 (200,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Portugal

    since 01/2005 :: G 10,000 P 20,000 [Albums & Singles]
    G 4,000 P 8,000 [DVDs]
    until 12/2004 :: S 10,000 G 20,000 P 40,000 D 350,000

    Romania

    G 10,000 (5,000) P 20,000 (10,000) D 50,000

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Russia www.2m-online.ru

    since 09/2006 :: G 50,000 (10,000) P 100,000 (20,000) D 300,000 (60,000)
    G 25,000 (10,000) P 50,000 (20,000) [DVDs]
    until 08/2006 :: G 100,000 (25,000) P 300,000 (75,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Slovakia www.ifpi.sk

    since 01/2008 :: G 3,000 (1,000) P 6,000 (2,000)
    G 500 P 1,000 [DVDs]
    until 12/2007 :: G 5,000 (2,500) P 10,000 (5,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Slovenia

    G 5,000 P 10,000

    Spain www.promusicae.es

    since 07/2009 :: G 30,000 P 60,000 [Albums]
    G 10,000 P 25,000 [DVDs]
    G 10,000 P 20,000 [Singles]
    01/01/2009 :: Singles & Downloads are counted together - G 20,000 P 40,000
    01/01/2008 :: Award for downloads and ringtones created - G 10,000 P 20,000
    since 01/2005 :: G 40,000 P 80,000
    until 12/2004 :: G 50,000 P 100,000

    Sweden www.ifpi.se

    since 11/2006 :: G 20,000 P 40,000 [Albums]
    G 10,000 P 20,000 [Singles, DVDs, Folk music, Jazz, Classic and "Barn"]
    until 10/2006 :: G 30,000 P 60,000 [Albums]
    G 15,000 P 30,000 [Singles, DVDs, Folk music, Jazz, Classic and "Barn"]
    until 12/2001 :: G 40,000 P 80,000
    until 09/1996 :: G 50,000 P 100,000

    Switzerland www.swisscharts.com | www.ifpi.ch

    G 3,000 P 6,000 [DVDs]
    since 01/2007 :: G 10,000 P 20,000 [Only for albums and singles in french or italian]
    since 01/2006 :: G 15,000 P 30,000 [Albums & Singles]
    until 12/2005 :: G 20,000 P 40,000
    until 12/2000 :: G 25,000 P 50,000

    Turkey www.mu-yap.org

    since 01/2008 :: G 100,000 (5,000) P 200,000 (10,000) D 300,000 (20,000)
    since 01/2002 :: G 100,000 (20,000) P 200,000 (40,000) D 300,000
    until 12/2001 :: G 100,000 (50,000) P 200,000 (100,000) D 300,000

    U.K. www.bpi.co.uk

    S 60,000 G 100,000 P 300,000 [Albums]
    G 25,000 P 50,000 [Videos]
    since 01/1989 :: S 200,000 G 400,000 P 600,000 [Singles]
    until 12/1988 :: S 250,000 G 500,000 P 1,000,000 [Singles]

    Ukraine

    G 50,000 (25,000) P 100,000 (50,000) D 500,000 (100,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.




    ASIA

    China

    G 40,000 (15,000) P 80,000 (30,000)
    G 75,000 P 150,000 (Regional Repertoire)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Gulf States

    since 01/2009 :: G 10,000 P 20,000
    until 12/2008 :: G 15,000 P 30,000

    Hong Kong www.ifpihk.org

    since 01/2008 :: G 15,000 (7,500) P 30,000 (15,000)
    since 12/2007 :: G 20,000 (10,000) P 40,000 (20,000)
    until 12/2005 :: G 25,000 (10,000) P 50,000 (20,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    India www.indianmi.org

    since 01/2008 :: G 100,000 (7,500) P 200,000 (15,000)
    until 12/2007 :: G 100,000 (10,000) P 200,000 (20,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Indonesia

    since 01/2009 :: G 35,000 (10,000) P 75,000 (15,000)
    since 01/2008 :: G 75,000 (20,000) P 150,000 (40,000)
    until 12/2007 :: G 75,000 (25,000) P 150,000 (50,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Japan www.riaj.or.jp

    since 07/2002 :: G 100,000 P 250,000 M 1,000,000 [Albums, Singles, Downloads, Ringtones & DVDs]
    until 06/2002 :: G 200,000 (100,000) P 400,000 (200,000) M 1,000,000 [Albums]
    G 200,000 (50,000) P 400,000 (100,000) [Singles]

    Lebanon

    G 20,000 (5,000) P 40,000 (10,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Malaysia www.rim.org.my

    since 01/2009 :: G 7,500 P 15,000
    since 01/2008 :: G 10,000 P 20,000
    until 12/2007 :: G 15,000 P 25,000
    until 12/2005 :: 25,000 (15,000) P 50,000 (25,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Philippines

    since 01/2009 :: G 10,000 (7,500) P 20,000 (15,000)
    since 01/2008 :: G 12,500 (7,500) P 25,000 (15,000)
    since 01/2002 :: G 15,000 P 30,000
    until 12/2001 :: G 20,000 P 40,000

    Singapore www.rias.org.sg

    since 01/2009 :: G 5,000 P 10,000 [Albums & Singles]
    since 01/2008 :: G 6,000 P 12,000
    until 12/2007 :: G 7,500 P 15,000

    South Korea

    since 01/2009 :: G 5,000 P 10,000
    since 01/2008 :: G 8,000 P 15,000
    since 01/2004 :: G 15,000 P 30,000
    until 12/2003 :: G 50,000 P 100,000

    Taiwan www.ifpi.org.tw

    since 01/2009 :: G 15,000 (5,000) P 30,000 (10,000)
    G 5,000 P 10,000 [Singles]
    since 01/2008 :: G 20,000 (7,000) P 40,000 (14,000)
    since 01/2006 :: G 35,000 (10,000) P 70,000 (20,000)
    until 12/2005 :: G 50,000 (15,000) P 100,000 (30,000)
    until 12/2001 :: G ? (25,000) P ? (50,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    Thailand

    since 01/2009 :: G 10,000 (5,000) P 20,000 (10,000)
    G 50,000 (20,000) P 100,000 (40,000) [Singles]
    since 01/2008 :: G 20,000 (8,000) P 50,000 (15,000)
    until 12/2007 :: G 50,000 (20,000) P 100,000 (40,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.




    LATIN AMERICA

    Argentina www.capif.org.ar

    since 01/2009 :: G 10,000 P 20,000 [Downloads, Digital Albums & Master Ringtones]
    G 7,500 P 15,000 D 75,000 [DVDs]
    since 01/2001 :: G 20,000 P 40,000 D 250,000
    G 4,000 P 8,000 [DVDs]
    until 12/2000 :: G 30,000 P 60,000 D 500,000
    G 100,000 P 200,000 [Compilations]
    G 50,000 P 100,000 [Single]

    Brasil www.abpd.org.br

    since 11/2008 :: Award for digital tracks + ringtones created. G 50,000 P 100,000 D 500,000
    Domestic releases since 01/01/2006 :: G 50,000 P 100,000 D 500,000
    Domestic releases from 01/01/2004 until 31/12/2005 :: G 50,000 P 125,000 D 500,000
    Domestic releases until 31/12/2003 :: G 100,000 P 250,000 D 1,000,000
    Foreign releases since 01/01/2006 :: G 30,000 P 60,000 D 250,000
    Foreign releases from 01/01/2001 until 31/12/2005 :: G 50,000 P 125,000 D 500,000
    Foreign releases until 31/12/2000 :: G 100,000 P 250,000 D 1,000,000
    DVDs released since 01/01/2006 :: G 25,000 P 50,000 D 250,000 [Domestic]
    G 15,000 P 30,000 D 125,000 [Foreign]
    DVDs released until 31/12/2005 :: G 25,000 P 50,000 D 100,000

    Chile www.ifpichile.cl

    since 01/2008 :: G 7,500 P 15,000
    G 2,500 P 5,000 [DVDs]
    since 01/2002 :: G 10,000 P 20,000
    until 12/2001 :: G 15,000 P 25,000

    Colombia www.apdifcolombia.com

    since 01/2004 :: G 10,000 (5,000) P 20,000 (10,000)
    G 5,000 P 10,000 [DVDs]
    until 12/2003 :: G 15,000 (7,500) P 30,000 (15,000)
    until 12/2002 :: G 20,000 P 40,000
    until 11/2000 :: G 25,000 P 50,000
    until 12/1999 :: G 30,000 P 60,000

    Numbers between () are for foreign acts.

    Ecuador

    since 01/2005 :: G 3,000 P 6,000
    until 12/2007 :: S 3,750 G 7,500 P 15,000

    Mexico www.amprofon.com.mx

    since 07/2009 :: G 30,000 P 60,000 D 300,000 [Albums]
    G 40,000 P 40,000 D 400,000 [Digital Download Singles & Master Ringtones]
    since 06/2008 :: D 400,000 [Pre-Loaded Full Album]
    since 01/2008 :: G 40,000 P 80,000 D 400,000 [Albums]
    G 10,000 P 20,000 [DVDs]
    G 1,500 P 3,000 [Single Track Downloads]
    G 5,000 P 10,000 [Full Album Downloads]
    G 10,000 P 25,000 D 250,00 [Master Ringtone Downloads/Pre-Loaded]
    G 50,000 P 100,000 D 500,000 [Pre-Loaded Single Track, Full Album or Video]
    since 07/2003 :: G 50,000 P 100,000 D 500,000 [Albums]
    since 01/2000 :: D 500,000 [Albums]
    since 01/1999 :: G 75,000 P 150,000 D 1,000,000 [Albums]
    until 12/1998 :: G 100,000 P 250,000 D 1,000,000 [Albums]

    Paraguay

    G 5,000 P 10,000

    Peru

    since 01/2008 :: G 3,000 P 6,000
    until 12/2007 :: G 5,000 P 10,000

    Uruguay

    since 07/2005 :: G 2,000 P 4,000
    G 1,000 P 2,000 [DVDs]
    until 06/2005 :: G 3,000 P 6,000

    Venezuela

    since 01/2008 :: G 5,000 P 10,000
    until 12/2007 :: G 10,000 P 20,000





    OCEANIA

    Australia www.aria.com.au

    G 7,500 P 15,000 [DVDs]
    since 01/1989 :: Multi Platinum awards introduced.
    G 35,000 P 70,000 [Albums & Singles]
    until 12/1988 :: G 50,000 P 100,000 [Albums & Singles]

    New Zealand www.rianz.org.nz

    G 7,500 P 15,000 [Albums]
    G 2,500 P 5,000 [DVDs]
    since 05/2007 :: G 7,500 P 15,000 [Singles]
    until 04/2007 :: G 5,000 P 10,000 [Singles]






    AFRICA

    Egypt

    since 01/2009 :: G 25,000 (5,000) P 50,000 (10,000)
    G 20,000 P 40,000 [Single Downloads & Master Ringtones]
    until 12/2008 :: G 50,000 (5,000) P 100,000 (10,000)

    Numbers between () are for foreign artists.

    South Africa www.risa.org.za

    since 01/2008 :: G 20,000 P 40,000
    G 10,000 P 25,000 [Singles]
    until 12/2007 :: G 25,000 P 50,000

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    by » Sun July 18th, 2004, 18:23

    Some corrections (I think)

    - Poland : 35000, 70000
    - Sweden before 2001 it was 40000, 80000 and even before (in the 80's) it was 50000 for gold
    - Greece : isn't it 25000 and 50000 ?
    - Denmark : 20000, 40000
    - Finland : 15000, 30000 (it has changed several times, check www.ifpi.fi)

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    by » Sun July 18th, 2004, 18:35

    Quote Originally Posted by AutomaticBR
    Indonesia G ? P 25.000.000
    Can't be right.

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    by » Sun July 18th, 2004, 20:08

    Actually, what I got from Indonesia is PLATINUM at 25.000

    Polland and Greece I got that info by e-mail, by the own recording associations

    I never knew that the certs. levels had changed in Sweden :-? I would like to know when?

    There are some sites that I cant understand a thing, like the one from Finland when did they changed the certs?

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    by » Sun July 18th, 2004, 20:23

    Quote Originally Posted by AutomaticBR
    Hungary G 10.000 P 20.000
    They're for foreign acts only.

    Domestic acts albums certifications: G 15.000 P 30.000

    Maxi CDs (no difference between domestic and foreign acts): G 5.000 P 10.000

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    by » Sun July 18th, 2004, 23:04

    Quote Originally Posted by AutomaticBR
    Actually, what I got from Indonesia is PLATINUM at 25.000

    Polland and Greece I got that info by e-mail, by the own recording associations

    I never knew that the certs. levels had changed in Sweden :-? I would like to know when?

    There are some sites that I cant understand a thing, like the one from Finland when did they changed the certs?
    For sweden www.hitlistan.se, since 01/01/2002 : 30000 instead of 40000.

    For Finland :
    >1971 : 30000
    >1975 : 25000
    >1994 : 20000
    >2001 : 15000

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    by » Mon July 19th, 2004, 00:01

    Thanks to everybody for your help guys =) I want to make this a reliable source of certs. levels for that times when we see that certain album got GOLD in a certain country, and we just dont know how much is =)

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    by » Mon July 19th, 2004, 02:39

    From the data I gathered, here are some corrections that I feel should be made:

    South Korea G 30,000 P 60,000
    Philippines G 20,000 P 40,000 ("Stripped" by Christina Aguilera was given 3xPlatinum certification after 120,000 copies were shipped to stores)
    Malaysia G 15,000 P 25,000 (irregular)
    Taiwan G 15,000 P 30,000 (not very sure of this one)
    Singapore G 7,500 P 15,000 ("Schizophonic" by Geri Halliwell was given gold certification for sales in excess of 7,500 units)
    Puerto Rico - I thought sales in Puerto Rico (and all other US Territories) are counted as part of US certifications? That's what I know...
    Venezuela G 10,000 P 20,000 (somebody mentioned to me that Venezuelan certifications are the same levels as those of Central American countries; I'm not certain of this though.)
    Switzerland G 20,000 P 40,000 (I'm not sure though)
    Czech Republic G 5,000 P 10,000 (since 2002?)
    (G 10,000 P 20,000 for Domestic acts; G 1,000 P 2,000 for all singles)
    Ireland G 7,500 P 10,000
    Indonesia 22xPlatinum=1.2 million (that's from a Westlife [I know, puke!] fansite that said "Coast To Coast" sold 1.2 million copies in Indonesia (certified 22 times platinum, becoming the best selling record of all time in that country.) This can be worked out to roughly G 25,000 P 50,000, with 22xP equalling 1.1 million.
    Argentina G 30,000 P 60,000 (before Jan 01, 2001); G 20,000 P 40,000 (since Jan 01, 2001)

    Some additions:
    For all Central American countries (Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Belize and Nicaragua) G 10,000 P 20,000
    Colombia G 10,000 P 20,000 (somebody mentioned to me that Colombian certifications are the same levels as those of Central American countries; I'm not certain of this though.)
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    Here's the full list of all certification systems that I have:
    (Please feel free to make any correction)

    Australia
    G 35,000 P 70,000

    Austria
    G 15,000 P 30,000 (since January 2003)
    G 20,000 P 40,000 (from Jan 2001-Dec 2002)
    G 25,000 P 50,000 (until Dec 2000)

    Belgium
    G 25,000 P 50,000

    Canada
    G 5,000 P 10,000 (since ???)
    - Because the singles chart in Canada wasn't a really big (and also regulated) one prior to 2002, singles were given levels like those of albums. Elton John's mega-successful "Candle In The Wind '97/Something About The Way You Look Tonight" was certified 19xPlatinum, signifying 1.9 million copies were shipped to Canadian stores. By today's standardized levels, it would be 190xPlatinum!

    Czech Republic
    G 1,000 P 2,000 (since 2002?)

    Denmark
    G 4,000 P 8,000

    Finland
    G 5,000 P 10,000

    France
    S 125,000 G 250,000 P 500,000 D 750,000

    Germany
    G 100,000 P 200,000 (after 2002)
    G 150,000 P 300,000 (before 2002)

    Greece
    G 10,000 P 20,000

    Hungary
    G 5,000 P 10,000

    Ireland
    S 7,500 G 10,000 P 15,000 [weird; I highly doubt these levels]

    Italy
    G 25,000 P 50,000

    Japan
    G 100,000 P 250,000

    Netherlands
    G 40,000 P 60,000 (irregular)

    New Zealand
    G 5,000 P 10,000

    Norway
    G 5,000 P 10,000

    Poland
    G 10,000 P 20,000

    South Africa
    G 10,000 P 25,000

    Spain
    G 25,000 P 50,000

    Sweden
    G 10,000 P 20,000

    Switzerland
    G 20,000 P 40,000

    United Kingdom
    S 200,000 G 400,000 P 600,000

    United States
    G 500,000 P 1,000,000
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    by » Mon July 19th, 2004, 05:57

    Argentina sales are down for the piracy. The new CD's here are sold for 25-30 pesos (10 dollars here / 1 dollar - 2.8 pesos) and are very expensive for us.
    This new CD's pirates are sold by 4 pesos on the streets, less than 2 dollars!
    All the tourists here are buying these CD's as hot-cakes, with only 30 dollars you can buy 6-7 Cd's!!
    I bought myself the new CD's of Spears, Aguilera, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Michael and Guns'n Roses all for 20 pesos, almost 7 dollars!

    For this reason the sales certifications are lower now, only 20,000 copies for a Gold award and 40,000 for a Platinum disk.

    One of the most incredibles examples of the piracy is the last Rolling Stones CD "Forty Licks". The band is the most popular here for the youngs, incredible but true. The last CD only was certified Gold here for "official" copies of 20,000, but according to the press the CD sold 80,000+ pirates copies

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    by » Mon July 19th, 2004, 20:45

    Argentina sales are down for the piracy. The new CD's here are sold for 25-30 pesos (10 dollars here / 1 dollar - 2.8 pesos) and are very expensive for us.
    This new CD's pirates are sold by 4 pesos on the streets, less than 2 dollars!
    The same happens in Brazil. About 90% of the CD market here is piracy. Before 2000, CDs were very cheap, and everybody bought at least one a month. But when the dollar started to worth 3 reais (our currency), the sales decreased a lot. I actually don't by pirate CDs, I rather record my own, but the last original album I bough was in 2002 (Avril Lavigne's "Let Go"). :(
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    by » Mon July 19th, 2004, 22:12

    All South America is the same...

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    by » Tue July 20th, 2004, 06:03

    Quote Originally Posted by AutomaticBR
    Hi!
    Canada G 50.000 P 100.000
    Canada do award Diamond certification as well: D 1.000.000
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    by » Fri July 23rd, 2004, 06:27

    The problem in Brasi is that, besides piracy grows every day, the price of the CDs grows even more!!
    Before 1998, the price of the CD's we're around 20 reais (our currency) and by that time, 20 Reais was like 10 dollars, or even more. But today, the price of the CD's are an average of 35 Reais, and today, 1 Dollar = 3 Reais! For you guys to have an idea, the minimun wage here is 260 reais! and actually, most of the population live with less than that... I dunno how they live!

    But I always bought ORIGINAL CD's, and I dont make my own... If I download an entire CD, I'll buy it later! I have around 360 CD's and they're all original! I prefer to not have a CD than buy a fake one, understand? For now, I dont have money to buy more CD's=( the last one's I bought was in April I think (Damita Jo, Lil Kim's La Bella mafia and Massive Attack's 100th window), just in this 3 CD's I spent more than 100 Reais! Since then, I didnt bought any... this week I downloaded the entire soundtrack for KILL BILL VOL.1 and VOL.2, cuz I cant find it the VOL.1 for a better price (only 38.90 or more! and lie I said,I'm over! lol) and by now, the VOL.2 wasnt released here (the filme premiers only in October 1st, maybe thats why they didnt released the soundtrack yet)

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    by » Sat July 24th, 2004, 16:33

    Quote Originally Posted by jayspice
    Puerto Rico - I thought sales in Puerto Rico (and all other US Territories) are counted as part of US certifications? That's what I know...
    Yes, PR = US, therefore it counts toward US sales totals. They have all [or most?] of the states in the US...they vote in elections etc...
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    by » Thu February 3rd, 2005, 10:09

    Quote Originally Posted by jayspice
    Here's the full list of all certification systems that I have:
    (Please feel free to make any correction)

    Australia
    G 35,000 P 70,000

    Austria
    G 15,000 P 30,000 (since January 2003)
    G 20,000 P 40,000 (from Jan 2001-Dec 2002)
    G 25,000 P 50,000 (until Dec 2000)

    Belgium
    G 25,000 P 50,000

    Canada
    G 5,000 P 10,000 (since ???)
    - Because the singles chart in Canada wasn't a really big (and also regulated) one prior to 2002, singles were given levels like those of albums. Elton John's mega-successful "Candle In The Wind '97/Something About The Way You Look Tonight" was certified 19xPlatinum, signifying 1.9 million copies were shipped to Canadian stores. By today's standardized levels, it would be 190xPlatinum!

    Czech Republic
    G 1,000 P 2,000 (since 2002?)

    Denmark
    G 4,000 P 8,000

    Finland
    G 5,000 P 10,000

    France
    S 125,000 G 250,000 P 500,000 D 750,000

    Germany
    G 100,000 P 200,000 (after 2002)
    G 150,000 P 300,000 (before 2002)

    Greece
    G 10,000 P 20,000

    Hungary
    G 5,000 P 10,000

    Ireland
    S 7,500 G 10,000 P 15,000 [weird; I highly doubt these levels]

    Italy
    G 25,000 P 50,000

    Japan
    G 100,000 P 250,000

    Netherlands
    G 40,000 P 60,000 (irregular)

    New Zealand
    G 5,000 P 10,000

    Norway
    G 5,000 P 10,000

    Poland
    G 10,000 P 20,000

    South Africa
    G 10,000 P 25,000

    Spain
    G 25,000 P 50,000

    Sweden
    G 10,000 P 20,000

    Switzerland
    G 20,000 P 40,000

    United Kingdom
    S 200,000 G 400,000 P 600,000

    United States
    G 500,000 P 1,000,000
    in italy i think Platinum equals 100000 and gold 50000 copies...last year for sure...i don't know if they are update that data
    http://www.worldwidealbums.net/
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    by » Thu February 3rd, 2005, 10:35

    Platinum in Philippines is 30,000 copies! Gold is 15,000 copies!!! Coz im from the Philippines!

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    by » Thu February 3rd, 2005, 13:12

    Quote Originally Posted by af18c
    Quote Originally Posted by jayspice
    Puerto Rico - I thought sales in Puerto Rico (and all other US Territories) are counted as part of US certifications? That's what I know...
    Yes, PR = US, therefore it counts toward US sales totals. They have all [or most?] of the states in the US...they vote in elections etc...
    mmm. Could Puerto Rico be the 51th state?

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    by » Fri February 4th, 2005, 04:14

    Korea's Platinum for international artists is 50,000 copies right???

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    by » Tue March 15th, 2005, 15:50

    does anyone know the certification level for Slovenia? just found out that Anastacia has gone platinum there and I wondered how much she has sold

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    by » Wed March 16th, 2005, 10:41

    Quote Originally Posted by chris86
    does anyone know the certification level for Slovenia? just found out that Anastacia has gone platinum there and I wondered how much she has sold
    population in Slovenia: 2,000,000 :(
    Platinium could be 5,000 copies

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    by » Tue March 22nd, 2005, 21:35

    MEXICO
    ALBUM(Since July 1- 2003)
    Gold=50,000
    Platinum=100,000

    ALBUM(Until June 2003)
    Gold=75,000
    Platinum=150,000

    ALBUM(Until 1999 or 2000)
    Gold=100,000
    Platinum=250,000


    AUTRICHE
    ALBUM & SINGLES(Since01-01-2003)
    Gold=15,000
    Platinum=30,000

    ALBUMS & SINGLES(From 01-01-2001 al 12-31-2002)
    Gold=20,000
    Platinum=40,000


    ALBUM & SINGLE(From 01-01-1988 To 12-31-2000)
    Gold=25,000
    Platinum=50,000

    DANEMARK

    ALBUMS(From April 1 - 2003)
    Gold=20,000
    Platinum=40,000

    Until March 31-2003

    Gold=25,000
    Platinum=50,000

    NORWAY
    (Since July 1-2002)
    Albums
    Gold=20,000
    Platinum=40,000

    Singles
    Gold=5,000
    Platinum=10,000

    Until June 30-2002
    Albums
    Gold=25,000
    Platinum=50,000

    Singles
    Gold=10,000
    Platinum=20,000

    NETHERLAND
    Since 2000
    Albums
    Gold=40,000
    Platinum=80,000

    Singles
    Gold=40,000
    Platinum=60,000

    Until 1999
    Albums
    Gold=50,000
    Platinum=100,000

    Singles
    Gold=50,000
    Platinum=75,000

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    by » Wed March 23rd, 2005, 00:44

    Hi pierpinto.
    How did you know the level of certifications of Netherlands and Mexico?
    Do you have any certifications of all albums in Mexico?
    Thanks.

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    by » Wed March 23rd, 2005, 04:24

    Quote Originally Posted by pierpinto
    MEXICO
    ALBUM(Since July 1- 2003)
    Gold=50,000
    Platinum=100,000

    ALBUM(Until June 2003)
    Gold=75,000
    Platinum=150,000

    ALBUM(Until 1999 or 2000)
    Gold=100,000
    Platinum=250,000

    NETHERLAND
    Since 2000
    Albums
    Gold=40,000
    Platinum=80,000

    Singles
    Gold=40,000
    Platinum=60,000

    Until 1999
    Albums
    Gold=50,000
    Platinum=100,000

    Singles
    Gold=50,000
    Platinum=75,000
    Are you sure about those? I tought certifications had changed in Netherlands in 1995! :-? And for Mexico I tought it always was G 75 P 150 :-? I'm dyin' to know certifications of Mariah in Mexico!

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    by » Thu March 24th, 2005, 21:28

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson
    Hi pierpinto.
    How did you know the level of certifications of Netherlands and Mexico?
    Do you have any certifications of all albums in Mexico?
    Thanks.
    MEXICO

    I know the last levels certifications in Mexico

    from this link

    http://www.americaeconomica.com/nume...s/maria274.htm

    Con el fin de favorecer a los artistas mexicanos, Amprofon ha cambiado los criterios para la adquisición de Discos de Oro y Platino. El Consejo Directivo de la organización acordó que, a partir del 1 de julio de 2003, es necesario haber vendido 50.000 unidades por álbum para obtener un Disco de Oro. Con anterioridad a esa fecha se exigían 75.000. Para el Disco de Platino se ha bajado la cifra de ventas de 150.000 a 100.000 copias por álbum.

    Years ago the Gold/Platinum levels were 100,000/250,000 because at

    eil.com there's a Mexican platinum award (250,000 copies)(dated 1998)for the Madonna's
    album RAY OF Light and a Gold Award (100,000 copies),dated 1995,for

    The Michael Jackson's Album HISTORY.

    Also somewhere i read some platinum certifications (dated 2001)
    for 150,000 copies so i think the Gold/Platinum levels has been changed from

    100,000/250,000 to 75,000/150,000 in the year 2000 or 2001.

    Netherland

    Until January 1999 the platinum level was still

    100,000, but in september 2000 it yet was 80,000.

    I get this info from these links

    1) http://mlvc.org/digests/madinfo/1999/January/20.txt



    Date sent: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 20:45:55 +0100
    To: madonna@mlvc.org
    From: Dave Verzijl <dave@quicknet.nl>
    Subject: Re: )|(: European sales

    Hello,

    > Country European Sales as of
    > Netherlands 4.6 555000

    This number is much too high. The album is one time platinum, which means
    it has sold 100.000 cd's.


    2)http://mlvc.org/digests/v09/September/v09.n158

    Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 18:28:43 +0200
    From: "Mad-Boy" <hofmann.p@multiweb.nl>
    Subject: )|(: Music give-a-way's + Charts + New Cover

    ...

    ....
    ....

    Ray of Light is three times platinum here in Holland and that means that she
    sold more then 240.000 copies.



    So i Think that the criteria has been changed in 2000 in Netherland.

    For Singles i read those levels time ago
    in the swisscharts.com forum

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