List of music recording sales certifications


List of music recording sales certifications

The global music industry typically awards recordings with certification awards based on the total units sold. These awards and their sales requirements are defined by the various certifying bodies representing the music industry in various countries and territories worldwide. The standard certification awards given consist of various combinations of Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond awards, in ascending order of sales requirements. In most cases, a "Multi-Platinum" or "Multi-Diamond" award is given for sales in multiples of the Platinum or Diamond sales requirements.

Many music industries across the globe are represented by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). The IFPI operates in 75 countries and services affiliated industry associations in 49 countries. [cite web
url = http://www.ifpi.org/content/section_about/index.html
accessdate = 2008-06-18
publisher = IFPI
title = IFPI – About
] In some cases the IFPI is merely affiliated with the already operational certification bodies of a country, but in many others countries with lesser-developed industries, the IFPI acts as the sole certifying body servicing the country or region's music industry. Still other countries not represented by the IFPI have certifying bodies operating independently, such as individual record companies which service the country or region's music industry as a whole.

Though all certifying bodies give awards for album sales, many also certify singles, legal digital downloads, music videos, music DVDs, and master ring tones. Additionally, some certifying bodies have separate threshold scales for works of domestic of international origins, varying genres, lengths, and formats.__TOC__

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Albums

"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.
X Japanese awards refer to online singles and mobile singles.
XI Japanese digital download sales exceeding 1 million are given the "1 million" award, not "Diamond".

Music videos

"—" denotes that an award is not given by the certifying body.
XVI Japanese master ring tone sales exceeding 500,000, 750,000, and 1 million are given the "Double Platinum", "Triple Platinum", and "1 million" awards respectively, not "Gold", "Platinum", or "Diamond".

ee also

*RIAA certification
*Lists of best-selling albums
*List of best-selling singles

References

;General
*cite web
url = http://www.ifpi.org/content/section_links/national_associations.html
accessdate = 2008-05-31
publisher = IFPI
title = National record industry associations

*cite web
url = http://www.ifpi.org/content/library/international-award-levels.pdf
format = PDF
accessdate = 2008-04-23
publisher = IFPI
title = Certification Award Levels
"(Current as of 2008)"
*cite web
url = http://www.ifpi.org/content/library/Certification%20Awards%20Full%20List%20-%20OCTOBER%2007.pdf
format = PDF
accessdate = 2008-06-07
publisher = IFPI
title = Certification Award Full List - OCTOBER 07
"(Current as of October 2007)";Specific

External links

* [http://www.ifpi.org/ IFPI Official website]


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