Singles: Adele - Hello: 8x Platinum Adele - Rolling in the Deep: 9x Platinum Alex Gaudino - Destination Calabria: Platinum Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend: 5x Platinum Cardi B - I Like It: Gold Chris Brown - Run It: Platinum David Guetta - Sexy Bitch: 6x Platinum David Guetta - Titanium: 9x Platinum Drake - Nice for What: Platinum Drake - One Dance: 7x Platinum Dua Lipa - New Rules: 4x Platinum Ellie Goulding - Love Me like You Do: 5x Platinum Eminem - River: 2x Platinum Eminem - Without Me: 4x Platinum Flo Rida - Low: 5x Platinum Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me: 3x Platinum Imagine Dragons - Radioactive: 6x Platinum Imagine Dragons - Thunder: 6x Platinum Jason Mraz - I’m Yours: 4x Platinum Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?: 7x Platinum Kendrick Lamar - Humble: 6x Platinum Kesha - Tik Tok: 7x Platinum Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire: 5x Platinum Lady Gaga - Paparazzi: 3x Platinum Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love: 4x Platinum Luis Fonsi - Despacito: 7x Platinum Maroon 5 - Don’t Wanna Know: 2x Platinum Maroon 5 - Payphone: 6x Platinum Mika - Grace Kelly: 3x Platinum Noah Kahan - Hurt Somebody: Gold Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah: 2x Platinum Pnau - Chameleon: 3x Platinum Post Malone - I Fall Apart: 5x Platinum Post Malone - Rockstar: 6x Platinum Redfoo - New Thang: 2x Platinum Sam Smith - Stay With Me: 6x Platinum Sandi Thom - I Wish a Punk Rocker: 3x Platinum Scissor Sisters - I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’: 3x Platinum Shakira - Hip’s Don’t Lie: 3x Platinum Shawn Mendes - In My Blood: Gold Sia - Chandelier: 6x Platinum Sia - Cheap Thrills: 5x Platinum Snoop Dogg - Sweat: 5x Platinum The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling: 7x Platinum The Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow: 6x Platinum Timbaland - Apologize: 5x Platinum Timbaland - The Way I Are: 3x Platinum The Weeknd - Call Out My Name - Platinum The Weeknd - Starboy: 6x Platinum The Weeknd - Can’t Feel My Face: 5x Platinum TV Rock - Flaunt It: 3x Platinum Usher - OMG: 6x Platinum Zayn - I Don’t Wanna Live Forever: 4x Platinum
Albums: Adele - 19 Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman: Gold A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP: Gold Avicii - True: Platinum Beyonce - I Am Sasha Fierce: 4x Platinum Beyonce - Beyonce: 2x Platinum Bruno Mars - Doo Wops and Hooligans: 6x Platinum Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams: 2x Platinum Drake - More Life: Gold Drake - Views: Platinum Ed Sheeran - +: 7x Platinum Ed Sheeran - x: 10x Platinum Eminem - The Eminem Show: 10x Platinum Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP: 5x Platinum Eminem - Revival: Platinum Florence and the Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful: Platinum Frank Ocean - Blonde: Gold Imagine Dragons - Evolve: Gold Imagine Dragons - Night Visions: 2x Platinum Katy Perry - Teenage Dream: 5x Platinum Kendrick Lamar - Black Panther: Gold Kendrick Lamar - DAMN: Platinum Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D City: Gold Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly: Platinum Kings of Leon - Only By the Night: 10x Platinum Lorde - Melodrama: Platinum Macklemore - Gemini: Gold Michael Buble - Call Me Irresponsible: 6x Platinum Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys: Gold Shawn Mendes - Illuminate: Gold Soundtrack - The Greatest Showman: 2x Platinum Soundtrack - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Platinum Soundtrack - Guardians of the Galaxy: 3x Platinum Soundtrack - Moana: 2x Platinum Soundtrack - Suicide Squad: Platinum Taylor Swift - Reputation: 2x Platinum The Weeknd - Starboy: Platinum Taylor Swift - 1989: 8x Platinum Last edited:
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)
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.
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]
- 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]
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]
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.