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Gold/Platinum

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Certification Definitions

Gold

Single 1
40,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
40,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
50,000 units

Platinum

Single 1
40,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
40,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
50,000 units

Double Platinum

Single 1
160,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
160,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
200,000 units

Triple Platinum

Single 1
240,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
240,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
300,000 units

Quadruple Platinum

Single 1
320,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
320,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
400,000 units

Quintuple Platinum

Single 1
400,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
400,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
500,000 units

6x Platinum

Single 1
480,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
480,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
600,000 units

7x Platinum

Single 1
560,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
560,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
700,000 units

8x Platinum

Single 1
640,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
640,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
800,000 units

9x Platinum

Single 1
720,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
720,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
900,000 units

Diamond

Single 1
800,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
800,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
1,000,000 units

Double Diamond

Single 1
1,00,000 units
Album 2 After May 1 2008
1,600,000 units
Album 2 Before May 1 2008
2,000,000 units
  1. Digital Downloads/Streams*/Physical Singles
  2. Physical/Digital/TEA**/SEA***

* 150 on-demand audio streams = 1 unit towards Single certification

** Track Equivalent Album (TEA): 10 tracks sales = 1 unit towards Album certification

*** Stream Equivalent Album (SEA): 1500 on-demand audio streams of a track = 1 unit towards Album certification


Retired Categories

The Music DVD and Ringtone categories were retired on April 1, 2021. The Digital Download and CD Single categories were retired on September 16, 2016, and units sold are eligible under the Single Award guidelines.

Gold

Music DVD
5,000 units
Ringtone
20,000 units
Digital Download
40,000 units
CD Single
5,000 units

Platinum

Music DVD
10,000 units
Ringtone
20,000 units
Digital Download
80,000 units
CD Single
10,000 units

Double Platinum

Music DVD
20,000 units
Ringtone
80,000 units
Digital Download
160,000 units
CD Single
20,000 units

Triple Platinum

Music DVD
30,000 units
Ringtone
120,000 units
Digital Download
240,000 units
CD Single
30,000 units

Quadruple Platinum

Music DVD
40,000 units
Ringtone
160,000 units
Digital Download
320,000 units
CD Single
40,000 units

Quintuple Platinum

Music DVD
50,000 units
Ringtone
200,000 units
Digital Download
400,000 units
CD Single
50,000 units

6x Platinum

Music DVD
60,000 units
Ringtone
240,000 units
Digital Download
480,000 units
CD Single
60,000 units

7x Platinum

Music DVD
70,000 units
Ringtone
280,000 units
Digital Download
560,000 units
CD Single
70,000 units

8x Platinum

Music DVD
80,000 units
Ringtone
320,000 units
Digital Download
640,000 units
CD Single
80,000 units

9x Platinum

Music DVD
90,000 units
Ringtone
360,000 units
Digital Download
720,000 units
CD Single
90,000 units

Diamond

Music DVD
100,000 units
Ringtone
400,000 units
Digital Download
800,000 units
CD Single
100,000 units

Double Diamond

Music DVD
200,000 units
Ringtone
800,000 units
Digital Download
1,600,000 units
CD Single
200,000 units
Award Single
Digital Downloads / Streams* / Physical Singles
Album
Physical / Digital / TEA** / SEA***
    released after
May 1, 2008
released before
May 1, 2008
Gold 40,000 units 40,000 units 50,000 units
Platinum 80,000 units 80,000 units 100,000 units
Double Platinum 160,000 units 160,000 units 200,000 units
Triple Platinum 240,000 units 240,000 units 300,000 units
Quadruple Platinum 320,000 units 320,000 units 400,000 units
Quintuple Platinum 400,000 units 400,000 units 500,000 units
6x Platinum 480,000 units 480,000 units 600,000 units
7x Platinum 560,000 units 560,000 units 700,000 units
8x Platinum 640,000 units 640,000 units 800,000 units
9x Platinum 720,000 units 720,000 units 900,000 units
Diamond 800,000 units 800,000 units 1,000,000 units
Double Diamond 1,600,000 units 1,600,000 units 2,000,000 units
* 150 on-demand audio streams = 1 unit towards Single certification
** Track Equivalent Album (TEA): 10 tracks sales = 1 unit towards Album certification
*** Stream Equivalent Album (SEA): 1500 on-demand audio streams of a track = 1 unit towards Album certification

Retired Categories

Award Music DVD
Retired April 1, 2021
Ringtone
Retired April 1, 2021
Digital Download
Retired September 12, 2016
CD Single
Retired September 12, 2016
Gold 5,000 units 20,000 units 40,000 units 5,000 units
Platinum 10,000 units 40,000 units 80,000 units 10,000 units
Double Platinum 20,000 units 80,000 units 160,000 units 20,000 units
Triple Platinum 30,000 units 120,000 units 240,000 units 30,000 units
Quadruple Platinum 40,000 units 160,000 units 320,000 units 40,000 units
Quintuple Platinum 50,000 units 200,000 units 400,000 units 50,000 units
6x Platinum 60,000 units 240,000 units 480,000 units 60,000 units
7x Platinum 70,000 units 280,000 units 560,000 units 70,000 units
8x Platinum 80,000 units 320,000 units 640,000 units 80,000 units
9x Platinum 90,000 units 360,000 units 720,000 units 90,000 units
Diamond 100,000 units 400,000 units 800,000 units 100,000 units
Double Diamond 200,000 units 800,000 units 1,600,000 units 200,000 units

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