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Kendrick Lamar & Big Sean Go Platinum After RIAA Incorporates Streaming
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is mostly known for two things: suing the hell out of everyone for downloading music and giving out gold and platinum awards for best-selling records.
TIDAL Blames Leak Of Rihanna's "ANTI" On Universal
On Wednesday night (Jan. 27), Rihanna's highly anticipated album, ANTI, leaked on TIDAL shortly before its official release.
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Is Certified 30X Platinum
Released just over 33 years ago, Michael Jackson's sixth studio album, Thriller, has now been declared 30 times platinum in the U.S. That's 30 million records. On a worldwide scale, the album has sold over 100 million copies.
Dr. Dre's "Compton" & The Weeknd's "Beauty Behind The Madness" Go Gold
Album sales don't move as fast as they used to, but the biggest releases do manage to hit gold within a year, with a very select few making it to platinum status.
Released 20 Years Ago, GZA's "Liquid Swords" Finally Goes Platinum
It took twenty years, but GZA's magnum opus Liquid Swords has finally gone platinum.
Rihanna Named Best Selling Digital Artist Of All-Time
With the iTunes store only opening in 2003, the digital music industry is still pretty young, but it's far from devoid of competition, commerce and platinum-selling artists. The most successful of these, it turns out, is none other than Rihanna.
Eminem Is The First Artist Ever To Earn Two Digital Diamond Awards
Eminem is no stranger to receiving accolades, and today he has yet another to add to his growing list of achievements.
RIAA Now Includes Audio & Video Song Streams In Gold & Platinum Certification
As the music industry continues to adjust to the age of the Internet, The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced a new change in their certification of Gold and Platinum awards.