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Gold/Platinum

 Music Canada

Certification Definitions

Gold

Single 1
40,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
50,000 units
After May 1 2008
40,000 units
Music DVD 3
5,000 units
Ringtone 4
20,000 units

Platinum

Single 1
40,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
50,000 units
After May 1 2008
40,000 units
Music DVD 3
5,000 units
Ringtone 4
20,000 units

Double Platinum

Single 1
160,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
200,000 units
After May 1 2008
160,000 units
Music DVD 3
20,000 units
Ringtone 4
80,000 units

Triple Platinum

Single 1
240,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
300,000 units
After May 1 2008
240,000 units
Music DVD 3
30,000 units
Ringtone 4
120,000 units

Quadruple Platinum

Single 1
320,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
400,000 units
After May 1 2008
320,000 units
Music DVD 3
40,000 units
Ringtone 4
160,000 units

Quintuple Platinum

Single 1
400,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
500,000 units
After May 1 2008
400,000 units
Music DVD 3
50,000 units
Ringtone 4
200,000 units

6x Platinum

Single 1
480,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
600,000 units
After May 1 2008
480,000 units
Music DVD 3
60,000 units
Ringtone 4
240,000 units

7x Platinum

Single 1
560,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
700,000 units
After May 1 2008
560,000 units
Music DVD 3
70,000 units
Ringtone 4
280,000 units

8x Platinum

Single 1
640,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
800,000 units
After May 1 2008
640,000 units
Music DVD 3
80,000 units
Ringtone 4
320,000 units

9x Platinum

Single 1
720,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
900,000 units
After May 1 2008
720,000 units
Music DVD 3
90,000 units
Ringtone 4
360,000 units

Diamond

Single 1
800,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
1 Million units
After May 1 2008
800,000 units
Music DVD 3
100,000 units
Ringtone 4
400,000 units

Double Diamond

Single 1
1,00,000 units
Album 2
 
Before May 1 2008
2 Million units
After May 1 2008
1,600,000 units
Music DVD 3
200,000 units
Ringtone 4
800,000 units
  1. Digital Downloads/Streams*/Physical Singles
  2. Physical/Digital/TEA**/SEA***
  3. Only physical units accepted
  4. Only purchased ringtone downloads accepted
  5. * 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
Award Single
Digital Downloads / Streams* / Physical Singles
Album
Physical / Digital / TEA** / SEA***
Music DVD
Only physical units accepted
Ringtone
Only purchased ringtone downloads accepted
    released before
May 1, 2008
released after
May 1, 2008
   
Gold 40,000 units 50,000 units 40,000 units 5,000 units 20,000 units
Platinum 80,000 units 100,000 units 80,000 units 10,000 units 40,000 units
Double Platinum 160,000 units 200,000 units 160,000 units 20,000 units 80,000 units
Triple Platinum 240,000 units 300,000 units 240,000 units 30,000 units 120,000 units
Quadruple Platinum 320,000 units 400,000 units 320,000 units 40,000 units 160,000 units
Quintuple Platinum 400,000 units 500,000 units 400,000 units 50,000 units 200,000 units
6x Platinum 480,000 units 600,000 units 480,000 units 60,000 units 240,000 units
7x Platinum 560,000 units 700,000 units 560,000 units 70,000 units 280,000 units
8x Platinum 640,000 units 800,000 units 640,000 units 80,000 units 320,000 units
9x Platinum 720,000 units 900,000 units 720,000 units 90,000 units 360,000 units
Diamond 1 Million units 100,000 units 800,000 units 800,000 units 400,000 units
Double Diamond 1,600,000 units 2 Million units 1,600,000 units 200,000 units 800,000 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

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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