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Forum - General: General Discussion - Certifications updates

ARIA won't be able to do much as it's up to record companies to certify singles and / or albums.

I sent a similar list of singles and albums to Warner and Sony a couple of years ago for fun. I didn't get a reply.

Alright thanks
It's a shame you deleted your list though
I still have it

Shape of You: 11x Platinum
Castle on the Hill: 6x Platinum
Rockstar: 5x Platinum
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever: 4x Platinum
New Rules: 4x Platinum
Chameleon: 3x Platinum
7 Years: 6x Platinum
Cheap Thrills: 5x Platinum
Stressed Out: 4x Platinum
Rockabye: 5x Platinum
Don’t Wanna Know: 2x Platinum
See You Again: 6x Platinum
Hello: 8x Platinum
Love Me like You Do: 5x Platinum
What Do You Mean?: 7x Platinum
Downtown: 6x Platinum
The Weeknd - Starboy: 6x Platinum
The Weeknd - Can’t Feel My Face: 5x Platinum
Stay With Me: 6x Platinum
Chandelier: 6x Platinum
New Thang: 2x Platinum
Radioactive: 6x Platinum
Payphone: 6x Platinum
Rolling in the Deep: 9x Platinum
Sweat: 5x Platinum
Grenade: 6x Platinum
Titanium: 6x Platinum
OMG: 6x Platinum
I Gotta Feeling: 7x Platinum
Sexy Bitch: 6x Platinum
Boom Boom Pow: 6x Platinum
Tik Tok: 7x Platinum
Paparazzi: 3x Platinum
Low: 5x Platinum
So What: 6x Platinum
Sweet About Me: 3x Platinum
Bleeding Love: 4x Platinum
Sex on Fire: 5x Platinum
I’m Yours: 4x Platinum
Girlfriend: 5x Platinum
Apologize: 5x Platinum
Grace Kelly: 3x Platinum
The Way I Are: 3x Platinum
I Wish a Punk Rocker: 3x Platinum
Flaunt It: 3x Platinum
Hip’s Don’t Lie: 3x Platinum
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’: 3x Platinum
Run It!: Platinum
Without Me: 4x Platinum

Reputation: 2x Platinum
Moana: 2x Platinum
Trolls: 2x Platinum
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Platinum
DAMN: Platinum
Melodrama: Platinum
Revival: Platinum
Evolve: Gold
More Life: Gold
Stoney: Gold
Gemini: Gold
Suicide Squad: Platinum
Views: Platinum
Starboy: Platinum
Blonde: Gold
Illuminate: Gold
Dangerous Woman: Gold
A Head Full of Dreams: 2x Platinum
To Pimp a Butterfly: Platinum
x: 10x Platinum
1989: 8x Platinum
Guardians of the Galaxy: 3x Platinum
True: Platinum
Night Visions: 2x Platinum
Doo Wops and Hooligans: 6x Platinum
+: 7x Platinum
Teenage Dream: 5x Platinum
I Am Sasha Fierce: 4x Platinum
Only By the Night: 10x Platinum
Call Me Irresponsible: 6x Platinum
The Eminem Show: 10x Platinum
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Thanks I think you're right on most of the List. It only is the tip of the iceberg on singles.

The Frozen soundtrack alteady is 5x Platinum though
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Yeah thats why I originally wanted suggestions and thanks

Also the fact that I Gotta Feeling has the same accreditation as I'm the One and Unforgettable is stupid
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They're the ones I disagree with:


The main problem with albums is that I don't know if streams accumulated before May 2017, when the weekly chart started to include streaming, are eligible retrospectively. Nonetheless, I think that the following albums are certified properly and don't need an update as of now:

Divide: 8x Platinum
should be 7x Platinum though given it has just crossed the half million barrier, it may go 8x Platinum once the tour is over)

Moana: 2x Platinum
Trolls: 2x Platinum
Lemonade: 2x Platinum

Both are sitting around in the 90-105k mark. Don't think they've done enough to match the double platinum criteria. Not to mention that Lemonade isn't available on Spotify and Apple Music.

25: 12x Platinum

Has moved 715k units so far. Even factoring streams, it's unlikely to be eligible for even 11x Platinum

Title: 3x Platinum

Has moved 170k units so far. Don't think it's eligible for a3rd platinum award

1989: 9x Platinum

Has sold around 540k units. The album only appeared on Spotify in June. Perhaps eligible for 8x Platinum but not 9x Platinum yet.

Recovery: 5x Platinum

Has moved an estimated 305k units. Even if Eminem is a real streaming force, I doubt it's enough for it to be eligible for 5x Platinum status.


Hips Don’t Lie: 5x Platinum
Hot n Cold: 6x Platinum
I Kissed a Girl: 5x Platinum
Big Girls Don’t Cry: 6x Platinum
So What: 6x Platinum
Sweet About Me: 4x Platinum

In regards to Sweet About Me and Hips Don't Lie, I don't reckon them being particularly huge on iTunes as catalogue sellers. Hips Don't Lie may have done well on streaming. Don't think it's the case for Gabriella. Think they should be 3x Platinum.

Both Katy Perry singles, Big Girls Don't Cry and So What were re-certified in 2013-2014 when digital sales had already started to drop. They all probably have good streams but not enough to be re-certified IMO.

Titanium: 6x Platinum

This song has been a monstruous catalogue seller. Around 570k units sold digitally. Spotify figures on kworb suggest 30k units since August 2014 for charting weeks. Should definitely be 8x Platinum, perhaps even 9x Platinum

Rolling in the Deep: 8x Platinum

Has sold 630k units. probably eligible for 9x Platinum

River: Gold
Candy Paint: Gold
Wolves: Platinum

The first 2 should be Platinum. Wolves should be 2x Platinum

May try to post a list of other uncertified singles and albums.
My feeling is that ARIA wouldn't be able to retroactively apply album streams because the fiddly nature of it means that you can't really calculate it without having the information on hand, and I doubt that they'd have been tracking the week by week streams of (mostly) album tracks. I only wonder about J. Cole's recent certification which is surely very stream-driven, but that hasn't been a factor for very long yet.

By the way, Hips Don't Lie is a pretty good catalogue seller, incidentally the second longest runner on my Bubbling Under catalogue chart that hasn't made the main chart but there's a commendable persistence to that.
Hips Don't Lie isn't too bad as a catalogue seller but I doubt that songs on iTunes sell a lot below the Top 200. I don't think it has sold as much as 150k units since 2007 but who knows.

Perhaps ARIA aren't able to retroactively apply albums streams but record companies probably can do it. That's why Sony has been able to certify J Cole and Zara larsson's albums IMO.
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I.E could you tell me where you got the stats for sales from?
From weekly sales figures provided by Bulion, Herald Sun, Noise11
Alright thanks
Several albums I think of. This list is far from exhaustive. In parenthesis: the current cert.; In brackets: the accreditation the album should have

- 5 Seconds Of Summer - Sounds Good, Feels Good (no cert) [g]
- 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin' (p2) [p3]

- ABBA - More ABBA Gold (no cert) [p]
- ABBA - The Definitive Collection (p2) [p3]
- Adele - 19 (p2) [p3]
- Adele - 21 (p15) [p16]
- Air Supply - The Ultimate Collection (no cert) [g]
- Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (p14) [p16]
- Alt-J - An Awesome Wave (g) [p]
- Amy Winehouse - Back To Black (p3) [p4]
- Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures (g) [p]
- Ariana Grande - My Everything (g) [p]
- Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman (no cert) [g]
- A$AP Rocky - Long Live A$AP (no cert) [g]
- Australian Crawl - Greatest Hits (no cert) [g]
- Avicii - True (g) [p]

- Barry White - The Ultimate Collection (p) [p2]
- Bee Gees - Ultimate Bee Gees (no cert) [p]
- Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (p3) [p4]
- Beyoncé - Beyoncé (p) [p2]
- Birds Of Tokyo - Birds Of Tokyo (p) [p2]
- Black Eyed Peas - Elephunk (p4) [p5]
- Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (p4) [p5]
- Bob Seger - Ultimate Hits: Rock N Roll Never Forgets (g) [p]
- Bob Marley - Legend (p4) [p10]
- Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (p6) [p8)
- Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (p4) [p5 or p6]

- Cat Stevens - The Very Best Of (p3) [p5]
- Céline Dion - The Colour Of My Love (p8) [p9]
- Céline Dion - All The Way: A Decade Of Songs (p3) [p4]
- Céline Dion - My Love: Essential Collection (no cert) [g]
- Chet Faker - Thinking In Textures (no cert) [g]
- Cold Chisel - All For You: The Best Of Cold Chisel (p2) [p3]
- Cold Chisel - Chisel (p9) [p11]
- Coldplay - Parachutes (p3) [p5]
- Coldplay - Viva La Vida (p4) [p5]
- Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto (p2) [p3]
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Ultimate Collection (p7) [p11]

- David Bowie - Best Of Bowie (p2 [p3]
- David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat Ultimate - (no cert) - [p]
- Diana Krall - The Very Best Of (no cert) [g or p]
- Drake - Take Care (no cert) [g]
- Drake - If You're Reading This, It's Too Late (no cert) [g]
- Drake - Views (g) [p]
- Drake - More Life (no cert) [g]

- Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits (p6) [p7]
- Eminem - Relapse (p) [p2]
- Eminem - Revival (no cert) [g]
- Evanescence - Fallen (p6) [p8]

- Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (p13) [p14]
- Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits (p9) [p11]
- Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of (p8) [p9]

- Gorillaz - Demon Days (p3) [p4]
- Green Day - American Idiot (p6) [p7]
- Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion II (p4) [p7]

- Hermitude - Dark Night, Sweet Light (no cert) [g]

- Icehouse - Man Of Colours (p) [??p]
- Imagine Dragons - Night Visions (p) [p2]
- Imagine Dragons - Evolve (no cert) [g]
- INXS - Kick (p7) [p8]

- Kanye West - The College Dropout (no cert) [g]
- Katy Perry - Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (p4) [p5]
- Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City (no cert) [g]
- Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly (g) [p]
- Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night (p9) [p10]

- Lady Antebellum - Need You Now (p) [p2]
- Lady Antebellum - 747 (no cert) [g]
- Lady Gaga - Artpop (no cert) [g]
- Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory (p5) [p6]

- Madonna - You Can Dance (no cert) [g]
- Madonna - Who's That Girl? (no cert) [g]
- Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey (p2) [p4]
- Mariah Carey - Emancipation Of Mimi (p) [p2]
- Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane (p5) [p6]
- Maroon 5 - Hands All Over (no cert) [g]
- Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct (g) [p]
- Michael Bublé - Come Fly With Me (no cert) [g]
- Michael Bublé - Michael Bublé (p7) [p8]
- Michael Bublé - It's Time (p5) [p6]
- Michael Bublé - Caught In The Act (g) [p]
- Michael Bublé - Call Me Irresponsible (p5) [p6)
- Michael Bublé - Crazy Love (p5) [p6]
- Missy Higgins - The Sound Of White (p9) [p10]
- Missy Higgins - Oz (no cert) [g]
- Moby - Play (p4) [p5]
- Muse - The Resistance (p) [p2]
- Muse - The 2nd Law (no cert) [g]

- Neil Diamond - Hot August Night (p10) [p??]
- Nickelback - All The Right Reasons (p4) [p5]
- Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (p5) [p7]
- Nirvana - Nevermind (p5) [p10]

- Paul Simon - Graceland (p8) [p10]
- P!nk - P!nk Box (g) [p]
- P!nk - Funhouse (p11) [p12]
- Pink Floyd - A Foot In The Door: The Best Of Pink Floyd (g) [p]
- Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon (p14) [p15]
- Play School - 50 Best Songs (no cert) [g]
- Post Malone - Stoney (no cert) [g]
- Prince - Purple Rain (p3) [p4]
- Prince - The Hits / The B-Sides (p2) [p3]
- Prince - The Very Best Of (p2) [p3]

- Queen - Greatest Hits (p15) [p16]

- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Greatest Hits (p6) [p8]
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway (no cert) [g]

- Shawn Mendes - Illuminate (no cert) [g]
- Sia - This Is Acting (g) [p]
- Snow Patrol - Eyes Open (p4) [p5]
- Soundtrack - Guardians Of The Galaxy: An Awesome Mix Vol. 2 (g) [p]
- Soundtrack - Suicide Squad (g) [p]
- Soundtrack - Grease (p14) [p16)
- Soundtrack - The Bodyguard (p5) [p6 or p7]
- Skrillex - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (g) [p]

- The Black Keys - El Camino (p2) [p3]
- The Eagles - The Very Best Of The Eagles (p12) [p13]
- The Killers - Direct Hits (no cert) [g]
- The Rubens - Hoops (no cert) [g]
- The Wiggles - Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggle (g) [p]
- The Wombats - Proudly Present This Modern Glitch (g) [p]
- The XX - Coexist (no cert) [g]
- Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (p7) [p8]

- U2 - Rattle And Hum (p7) [p8]
- Usher - Confessions (p3) [p4]

- Vanessa Amorosi - Hazardous (g) [p]

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Really interesting!

Never occurred to me that Drake only has two gold albums certified to him, that's insane. Those Muse & Birds of Tokyo certs have bugged me for close to a decade now

Also oddly enough, The Rubens posted about Hoops going Gold so it's odd ARIA haven't updated it https://twitter.com/therubensmusic/status/821963751444201472
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Thank you Hijinx for the Nice words

I do remember Auspop mention the gold cert of Hoops last year. It's highly likely That their record company hasn't applied for the cert, which is stupid.

And yep, these Birds of Tokyo and Muse certs have needed an update for years lol.
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Sorry for the double post:

The Chainsmokers' Memories... Do Not Open was certified Gold last week:


According to Warner, Ed Sheeran's Shape of You is 10x Platinum, Perfect 7x Platinum and Castle On The Hill 6x Platinum (https://www.warnermusic.com.au/news/ed-sheeran-announces-divide-pop-up-stores)

Here are a few other certs I forgot to mention yesterday:

- Bee Gees - Greatest Hits: The Record (p2) [p4]
- Bee Gees - Live: One Night Only (p4) [p5]

- Carole King - Tapestry (p8) [p11]

- Disturbed - Indestructible (g) [p]

- Ed Sheeran - + (p6) [p7]

- Foo Fighters - In Your Honor (p3) [p4]

- Garbage - beautifulgarbage (p) [p2]

- Jamiroquai - A Funk Odyssey (p4) [p5]
- Jet - Get Born (p8) [p10]

- Nickelback – Silver Side Up (p) [p2]

- Radiohead - OK Computer (p) [p3]
- Radiohead - Best of (no cert) [p]

- The Beatles - 1 (p10) [p11]
- The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (p) [p2]
- The Cranberries - No Need To Argue (p5) [p6]
- The Offsrping - Smash (p4) [p6]
- The Offspring - Americana (p5) [p6]

- U2 - Best Of 1980-1990 (p2) [p4]
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A bit weird that ARIA haven't updated Shape of You and Castle on the Hill yet
It's up to Warner to apply for new accreditations. Pretty sure they Will for Shape of You once it reaches 11x Plat, which will happen this week. Castle On The Hill ks a bit surprising but there are at least a good 5 Ed tracks That need to be recertified.

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