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Gold/Platinum

Certification Definitions

Gold

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
50,000 units
After May 1 2008
40,000 units
Single 2
40,000 units
Music DVD
5,000 units
Ringtone
20,000 units
Physical Single 3
5,000 units

Platinum

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
50,000 units
After May 1 2008
40,000 units
Single 2
40,000 units
Music DVD
5,000 units
Ringtone
20,000 units
Physical Single 3
5,000 units

Double Platinum

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
200,000 units
After May 1 2008
160,000 units
Single 2
160,000 units
Music DVD
20,000 units
Ringtone
80,000 units
Physical Single 3
20,000 units

Triple Platinum

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
300,000 units
After May 1 2008
240,000 units
Single 2
240,000 units
Music DVD
30,000 units
Ringtone
120,000 units
Physical Single 3
30,000 units

Quadruple Platinum

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
400,000 units
After May 1 2008
320,000 units
Single 2
320,000 units
Music DVD
40,000 units
Ringtone
160,000 units
Physical Single 3
40,000 units

Quintuple Platinum

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
500,000 units
After May 1 2008
400,000 units
Single 2
400,000 units
Music DVD
50,000 units
Ringtone
200,000 units
Physical Single 3
50,000 units

6x Platinum

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
600,000 units
After May 1 2008
480,000 units
Single 2
480,000 units
Music DVD
60,000 units
Ringtone
240,000 units
Physical Single 3
60,000 units

7x Platinum

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
700,000 units
After May 1 2008
560,000 units
Single 2
560,000 units
Music DVD
70,000 units
Ringtone
280,000 units
Physical Single 3
70,000 units

8x Platinum

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
800,000 units
After May 1 2008
640,000 units
Single 2
640,000 units
Music DVD
80,000 units
Ringtone
320,000 units
Physical Single 3
80,000 units

9x Platinum

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
900,000 units
After May 1 2008
720,000 units
Single 2
720,000 units
Music DVD
90,000 units
Ringtone
360,000 units
Physical Single 3
90,000 units

Diamond

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
1 Million units
After May 1 2008
800,000 units
Single 2
800,000 units
Music DVD
100,000 units
Ringtone
400,000 units
Physical Single 3
100,000 units

Double Diamond

Album 1
 
Before May 1 2008
2 Million units
After May 1 2008
1,600,000 units
Single 2
1,00,000 units
Music DVD
200,000 units
Ringtone
800,000 units
Physical Single 3
200,000 units
  1. CD / Vinyl / Digital
  2. Digital Downloads / Streams* / Physical Singles
  3. Discontinued as of September 12, 2016
  4. *150 on-demand audio streams from a subscription service equals 1 unit towards certification
Award Album Single Music DVD Ringtone Physical Single
  released before
May 1, 2008
released after
May 1, 2008
       
Gold 50,000 units 40,000 units 40,000 units 5,000 units 20,000 units 5,000 units
Platinum 100,000 units 80,000 units 80,000 units 10,000 units 40,000 units 10,000 units
Double Platinum 200,000 units 160,000 units 160,000 units 20,000 units 80,000 units 20,000 units
Triple Platinum 300,000 units 240,000 units 240,000 units 30,000 units 120,000 units 30,000 units
Quadruple Platinum 400,000 units 320,000 units 320,000 units 40,000 units 160,000 units 40,000 units
Quintuple Platinum 500,000 units 400,000 units 400,000 units 50,000 units 200,000 units 50,000 units
6x Platinum 600,000 units 480,000 units 480,000 units 60,000 units 240,000 units 60,000 units
7x Platinum 700,000 units 560,000 units 560,000 units 70,000 units 280,000 units 70,000 units
8x Platinum 800,000 units 640,000 units 640,000 units 80,000 units 320,000 units 80,000 units
9x Platinum 900,000 units 720,000 units 720,000 units 90,000 units 360,000 units 90,000 units
Diamond 1 Million units 800,000 units 800,000 units 100,000 units 400,000 units 100,000 units
Double Diamond 2 Million units 1,600,000 units 1,600,000 units 200,000 units 800,000 units 200,000 units
*150 on-demand audio streams from a subscription service equals 1 unit towards certification

Note: The Digital Download Award, which reflected the digital sales of tracks within Canada, has been discontinued as of September 12, 2016. Tracks previously certified as Digital Downloads have been archived in our database, and will be certified at their next certification milestone under the new Single Award guidelines.

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