Music recording sales certification

  1. BPI Announces Auto-Updating Gold, Platinum Certification

    September 03, 2013 11:41 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry has altered its sales award rules to include automatic certification -- big news for classic acts such as the Beatles. The BPI will now include automatically-updated sales data for the first time in its history, ...

  2. German Biz Revamps Sales Awards

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST The German Federal Music Industry Assn. (BPW) has begun granting sales awards for audiobooks as well as comedy and children's products on the basis of audited sales figures. The new awards became effective on Jan. 1. "In this way, the As ...

  3. Multi-platinum Melua Heads Impala Honors

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based singer-songwriter Katie Melua's sophomore album "Piece By Piece" album leads off a new batch of European sales awards from Brussels-based pan-European independent labels body Impala. "Piece by Piece," released S ...

  4. IFPI Denmark Revamps Certification Levels

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Danish arm of IFPI has adjusted its certification criteria for gold and platinum albums, singles and music videos/DVDs in a move which reflects falling physical sales levels and the legitimization of digital formats. The labels body says the m ...

  5. IFPI Platinum Awards Handed Out

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Albums by U2, Snow Patrol and Nirvana were among the IFPI Platinum Europe Award winners in January, according to certifications unveiled this week by the international trade body. Platinum Awards are presented to those albums which surpass one mil ...

  6. Stewart, Tunstall Head Up IFPI Platinums

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British artists dominate the latest batch of IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, winning four of the five gongs handed out for September. The Awards are presented for albums which surpass one million shipmen British artists dominate the latest batch of I ...

  7. Stewart, Tunstall Head Up IFPI Platinums

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British artists dominate the latest batch of IFPI Platinum Europe Awards, winning four of the five gongs handed out for September. The Awards are presented for albums which surpass one million shipmen British artists dominate the latest batch of I ...

  8. Beatles Earn Landmark 6th RIAA Diamond Award

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With U.S. shipments of 10 million copies certified in April by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the Beatles' "1," the group has become the first act to earn six of the organiza With U.S. shipments of 10 milli ...

  9. 'American Idiot' Collects Double IFPI Platinum Award

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's 2004 hit "American Idiot" (Reprise) marched on to double IFPI Platinum Europe status in March, according to certifications issued today (April 14) by the international trade body. Green Day's 2004 hit "American ...

  10. 'American Idiot' Collects Double IFPI Platinum Award

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day's 2004 hit "American Idiot" (Reprise) marched on to double IFPI Platinum Europe status in March, according to certifications issued today (April 14) by the international trade body. Green Day's 2004 hit "American ...

  11. Queen Rules January IFPI Awards

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Queen's three-CD anthology moved past the 3 million shipments milestone, according to IFPI Platinum Europe certifications for January. The band's "Platinum Collection" (EMI) was the only multi-platinu Queen's three-CD anth ...

  12. Usher Leads Year-End RIAA Certs

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST To his eight Grammy nominations and slew of No. 1 singles, Usher adds the honor of most-shipped U.S. album of 2004 for "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), according to year-end certifications from the RIAA. To his eight Grammy nominations and ...

  13. Twain's 'Come On Over' Nets RIAA Double Diamond

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain has joined an exclusive club as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in November certified her 1997 album "Come On Over" 20 times platinum. Shania Twain has joined an exclusive club as the Recording Industry ...

  14. Impala To Launch Euro Indie Sales Certs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels organization Impala is launching its own pan-European sales certifications. European independent labels organization Impala is launching its own pan-European sales certifications. The new initiative is intended to celeb ...

  15. Sony Acts Score In June Certs

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Modest Mouse among honorees. Four up-and-coming Sony Music acts were certified gold or platinum by the RIAA in June. Country artist Gretchen Wilson's Epic Nashville debut, "Here for the Party," which features the hi ...

  16. RIAA Taking Gold/Platinum Honors Digital

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum awards program to digital downloads. Download awards will be given out starting in August, based on sales of label-licensed singles at services such as Naps The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum aw ...

  17. RIAA Taking Gold/Platinum Honors Digital

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum awards program to digital downloads. Download awards will be given out starting in August, based on sales of label-licensed singles at services such as Naps The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum aw ...

  18. Usher Leads April RIAA Certs

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After scoring five weeks atop The Billboard 200, Usher racks up multi-platinum honors during April certifications from the RIAA. After scoring five weeks atop The Billboard 200, Usher racks up multi-platinum honors during April certifications from ...

  19. George Michael Leads IFPI Platinum Honorees

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 2-CD best-of album "Ladies and Gentlemen" collected its 6th IFPI Platinum Europe Award in February, for shipments of 6 million units in the region. George Michael's 2-CD best-of album "Ladies and Gentlemen ...

  20. OutKast, Eminem Lead Feb. RIAA Shipments

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" and OutKast's "Speakerboxx/The Love Below" were each certified in February by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 9 million co Eminem's &q ...

  21. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...

  22. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...

  23. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...

  24. Clay Racks Up Certs Honors

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man," has earned gold, platinum and double-platinum honors for U.S. shipments of more than 2 million units, according to November certifications by the RIAA. The RCA debut by Clay Aiken, "M ...