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Forum - Other Charts: Australia - Non ARIA - Australian sales reported in Billboard (1970-1988)

As an avid follower of the Australian charts for the past 15 years, I decided to put in one place all the Australian sales figures reported in the Billboard magazine.

All these figures were found thanks to the following website: https://worldradiohistory.com/Billboard-Magazine.htm

The years covered are 1970-1989.

There are some doubts on some albums figures as accreditations' criterias often changed between 1970 and late 1985 (see the comments at the bottom of boards).

Unfortunately, the presentation doesn't look great as the figures come from Excel sheets.

I hope they can provide some enjoyment nonetheless.


ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
HeintjeI'm Your Little BoySGold50,00015/08/1970
Lionel RoseI Thank YouSGold50,00030/05/1970
Rolf HarrisTwo Little BoysSGold50,00030/05/1970
Ronnie BurnsSmileySGold50,00030/05/1970
The ArchiesSugar SugarSGold50,00020/06/1970
Australian Cast RecordingHairAGold10,00021/03/1970
Bee GeesBest Of Bee GeesAGold10,00030/05/1970
Black Plus RedHM Bark EndevousAGold10,00017/10/1970
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly And The Poor BoysAGold10,00030/05/1970
Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's FactoryA6x Gold60,00005/12/1970
Creedence Clearwater Revival"12 gold record awards for sales on Creedence albums"A12 Gold awards120,00005/12/1970
Herb AlpertThe Beat Of The BrassAGold10,00030/05/1970
Herb Alpert"40th Gold record success for the leader of the Tijuana Brass from Festival in Australia"A?40 Gold awards400,000?30/05/1970
KamahlDreams Of LoveAGold10,00004/07/1970
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IIA2x Gold20,00030/05/1970
Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66Fool On The HillAGold10,00030/05/1970
Shirley BasseyAnd We Were LoversAGold10,00030/05/1970
Simon & GarfunkelBridge Over Troubled WaterA7x Gold70,00021/11/1970
SoundtrackPaint Your WagonAGold10,00022/08/1970

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ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Daddy CoolEagle RockSGold50,00007/08/1971
DrummondDaddy CoolSGold50,00006/11/1971
John FarnhamSadie The Cleaning LadyS3x Gold150,00020/02/1971
John WilliamsonOld Man EmuSGold50,00020/11/1971
Liv MaessenKnock Knock, Who's There?SGold50,00020/11/1971
Susan RayeL.A. International AirportSGold50,00027/11/1971
The MixturesThe Pushbike SongS2x Gold100,00006/11/1971
Andre KostelanetzAndre Kostelanetz' Greatest Hits? ("cover version of Strauss' greatest hits")AGold10,00002/01/1971
Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach's Greatest HitsA"averaged a gold record per week for the three weeks before Christmas"30,00016/01/1971
Cat StevensTea For The TillermanA2x Gold20,00006/11/1971
Cat StevensTeaser And The FirecatAGold10,00027/11/1971
John FarnhamLooking Through A TearAGold10,00020/02/1971
John FarnhamChristmas Is…AGold10,00020/02/1971
Johnny Cash"sales of all his CBS albums"A5 Gold awards50,00008/05/1971
KamahlPeace On EarthA 140,00002/10/1971
KamahlKamahlA 28,000 (initial orders)02/10/1971
Roger MillerGolden HitsA2x Gold20,00008/05/1971
Russell MorrisBloodstoneAGold10,00006/11/1971
The City SlickersOld Time Dance PartyAGold10,00011/12/1971
Certification levels mentionned in the 30/10/1971 issue (Gold Single: 50,000 units; Gold Album: 10,000 units) 

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ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Daniel BooneBeautiful SundaySGold50,00011/11/1972
Dave MillsLove Is A Beautiful SongSGold50,00019/02/1972
Gerry MonroeIt's A Sin To Tell A LieSGold50,00022/07/1972
John LawsComin' After JinnySGold50,00012/08/1972
Rick SpringfieldSpeak To The SkySGold50,00026/08/1972
Roly PolyStamford BridgeSGold50,00011/11/1972
Shocking BlueVenusSGold50,00011/11/1972
Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim RiceJesus Christ SuperstarA2x Gold20,00019/02/1972
Billy Thorpe & The AztecsAztecs Live! At SunburyA"headed for its 2nd Gold disk award"20,000-28/10/1972
Black SabbathParanoidA"Gold disks"20,000+26/02/1972
Creedence Clearwater RevivalCreedence Clearwater Revival; Bayou Country; Green River; Willy And The Poor Boys; Cosmo's Factory; PendulumA22 Gold awards220,00026/02/1972
Jethro TullAqualungAGold10,00029/07/1972
Jethro TullThick As A BrickAGold10,00029/07/1972
John LawsRollin' FreeAGold10,00004/03/1972
VariousTop Star FestivalA 50,00026/08/1972
Cat Stevens"sales of his albums and singles"A + S23x Gold 07/10/1972

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ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
The Mom and DadsThe Rangers WaltzS 124,00013/01/1973
Donna FargoFunny FaceSGold50,00009/06/1973
Brian CaddBrian CaddA"nearing Gold award"10,000-17/02/1973
George HarrisonLiving In The Material WorldAGold"$50,000 sales" (12,500 units?)17/11/1973
James LastHammond A Gogo Vol. 1A3x Gold (in 1972)30,00019/05/1973
James LastTrumpet A Gogo Vol.1A12x Gold (in 1972)120,00019/05/1973
James LastHammond A Gogo Vol. 2A3x Gold (in 1972)30,00019/05/1973
James LastClassics Up To Date Vol. 1A3x Gold (in 1972)30,00019/05/1973
James LastSax A GogoAGold (in 1972)10,00019/05/1973
James LastGames That Lovers PlayA4x Gold (in 1972)40,00019/05/1973
James LastTrumpet A Gogo Vol. 2A4x Gold (in 1972)40,00019/05/1973
James LastPiano A GogoAGold (in 1972)10,00019/05/1973
James LastGuitar A GogoAGold (in 1972)10,00019/05/1973
James LastTrumpet A Gogo Vol. 3A2x Gold (in 1972)20,00019/05/1973
James LastHammond A Gogo Vol. 3AGold (in 1972)10,00019/05/1973
James LastThe Musical Genius Of James LastA7x Gold (in 1972)70,00019/05/1973
Max BygravesSing Along With MaxAGold$50,000 sales (12,500 units?)30/06/1973
Max BygravesThe Golden Hour of Max BygravesAGold$50,000 sales (12,500 units?)30/06/1973
Original Australian Cast RecordingJesus Christ SuperstarAGold"$50,000 sales" (12,500 units?)05/05/1973
Paul McCartneyRed Rose SpeedwayAGold"$50,000 sales" (12,500 units?)17/11/1973
Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The MoonAGold"$50,000 sales" (12,500 units?)17/11/1973
The BeatlesGreatest Hits Volume 1A 100,00025/08/1973
The BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandA 100,00025/08/1973
The BeatlesAbbey RoadA 100,00025/08/1973
The Moody Blues A"5 Gold disks""$50,000 Australian per album" (12,500 units per album?)25/08/1973
Donna FargoThe Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.A or S?Gold12,500? or 50,00003/03/1973
First mention of a Gold album being "$50 000 sales" in the 05/05/1973 issue     

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ActTitleAlbum (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
David BowiePin UpsAGold"$100,000 LP sales" / 25,000 units?26/10/1974
Frank SinatraOl' Blue Eyes Is BackAGold25,00001/06/1974
Loud ReedTransformerAGold"$100,000 LP sales" / 25,000 units?26/10/1974
Madder LakeStill PointAGold25,00015/06/1974
Neil DiamondHot August NightA "$2,000,000" / 400,000 units ("The label estimates that one in every 35 persons in Australia owns a copy in some musical form")16/11/1974
NilssonNilsson SchmilssonAGold"$100,000 LP sales" / 25,000 units?26/10/1974
Perry ComoAnd I Love You SoAGold"$100,000 LP sales" / 25,000 units?26/10/1974
Ross RyanMy Name Means HorseAGold25,00011/05/1974
The Mom and DadsThe Rangers' WaltzA4x Gold40,000 or 50,000 or 100,000?24/08/1974
First mention of a Gold album being 25,000 units in the 11/05/1974 issue     
First mention of a Gold album being $100,000 LP sales in the 26/10/1974 issue     

ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Debbie ByrneHe's A RebelSGold50,00019/04/1975
Sister Janet MeadLord's PrayerSGold50,00008/02/1975
Stevie WrightEvieS "5,000" (perhaps 50,000 instead?)02/08/1975
Ernie Sigley…And Here's ErnieAGold15,000 or 25,00008/02/1975
Gene PitneyGreatest Hits Of All TimeAGold15 000 or 25 00019/04/1975
Gloria GaynorNever Say GoodbyeAGold15,00015/11/1975
John DenverWindsongAGold15,00015/11/1975
Rod StewartAtlantic CrossingAGold15,00027/12/1975
SherbetSlipstreamAGold (4 weeks after release)15,000 or 25,00008/02/1975
SoundtrackSunshineA"qualifies for Gold status"15,000 or 25,00019/07/1975
Stevie WrightHard RoadA 40,00002/08/1975
The Doobie BrothersStampedeAGold15,000 or 25,00016/08/1975
VariousTreasury Of Australian SongAGold15,000 or 25,00008/02/1975
Shirley Bassey A + S?"12 Gold disks" 11/10/1975
First mention of a Gold album being 15,000 units in the 15/11/1975 issue     

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ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Dolly PartonJoleneSGold50,00021/02/1976
Yvonne FairIt Should Have Been MeSGold50,00005/06/1976
ABBAABBAA 300,00020/03/1976
ABBAThe Best Of ABBAA 860,00013/11/1976
Johnny O'KeefeThe Living Legend Of Johnny O'KeefeA 180,00026/06/1976
Little River BandLittle River BandAGold15,00027/03/1976
Marty RobbinsGoldAPlatinum50,000?26/06/1976
Neil DiamondHot August NightA 650,00017/04/1976
Neil DiamondJonathan Livingston Seagull + SerenadeA27 Gold combined405,00006/03/1976
Status QuoPiledriverAGold or 3x Gold15,000 or 45,00003/04/1976
Status QuoHello!AGold or 3x Gold15,000 or 45,00003/04/1976
Status QuoQuoAGold or 3x Gold15,000 or 45,00003/04/1976
Status QuoOn The LevelAGold or 3x Gold15,000 or 45,00003/04/1976
The MothersFillmore East - June 1971AGold15,00028/02/1976
The MothersJust Another Band From L.A.AGold15,00028/02/1976

ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
ABBAFernandoS 400,00022/01/1977
ABBADancing QueenS 322,00022/01/1977
ABBAMoney, Money, MoneyS 244,00022/01/1977
ABBA"Total Singles sales"S 1,444,00022/01/1977
Dr. HookOnly SixteenSGold50,00019/11/1977
Dr. HookWalk Right InSGold50,00019/11/1977
Freddy FenderBefore The Next Teardrop FallsSGold50,00012/11/1977
ABBARing RingA 142,00022/01/1977
ABBAWaterlooA 112,00022/01/1977
ABBAABBAA 570,00022/01/1977
ABBAThe Best Of ABBAA 1,010,00022/01/1977
ABBAArrivalA 890,00022/01/1977
Air SupplyAir SupplyAGold15,00023/04/1977
Alice Cooper?APlatinum50,00004/06/1977
Dr. HookA Little Bit LoveA2x Platinum100,00019/11/1977
Dr. HookMakin' Love And MusicAPlatinum50,00019/11/1977
Fleetwood MacRumoursA 250,000+17/12/1977
Klaatu3:47 ESTAGold20,00002/07/1977
Linda RonstadtSimple DreamsA 50,000+17/12/1977
Rod StewartFoot Loose And Fancy FreeA 100,000+ ("in its 4th week in the market")17/12/1977
Shirley Bassey A + S?"6 Gold and Platinum disks" 17/12/1977
First mention of a Platinum album being 50,000 units in the 04/06/1977 issue     

ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Bonnie TylerIt's A HeartacheSGold50,00029/07/1978
Dan HillSometimes When We TouchSGold50,00013/05/1978
Kate BushWuthering HeightsSGold50,00015/07/1978
Bee GeesStayin' AliveSGold50,00002/09/1978
ABBAABBA: The AlbumAPlatinum50,00009/09/1978
Barry ManilowEven NowA 26,000 ("broadcast of the Barry Manilow tv special generated subsequent sales to the tune of 26,000 on just one album")09/12/1978
Beach Boys A30 Gold + 24 Platinum albums 06/05/1978
Bee GeesBest Of Bee GeesA2x Gold (July 1971)20,00002/09/1978
Bee GeesHere At Last… Bee Gees… LiveAPlatinum50,00002/09/1978
Bee Gees A"8 gold albums and 2 platinum albums thru Festival Records" 02/09/1978
Billy Joel52nd StreetAGold (after 2 days in release)20,00009/12/1978
Buddy HollyBuddy Holly's 20 Greatest HitsAGold20,00007/10/1978
Dan HillLonger FuseAGold 20,00013/05/1978
DragonRunning Free?APlatinum50,00025/02/1978
ForeignerForeignerAGold ("expected to go Platinum in the next few days")20,00027/05/1978
Jeff WayneWar Of The WorldsA3x Platinum150,00009/12/1978
Kate BushThe Kick InsideAPlatinum50,00015/07/1978
Leo SayerSilverbirdA2x Gold40,00009/12/1978
Leo SayerJust A BoyA3x Platinum150,00009/12/1978
Leo SayerAnother YearAPlatinum50,00009/12/1978
Leo SayerEndless FightA3x Platinum150,00009/12/1978
Leo SayerThunder In My HeartA2x Gold40,00009/12/1978
Max Merritt & The MeteorsOut Of The BlueA2x Gold40,00018/02/1978
Meat LoafBat Out Of HellAGold20,00013/05/1978
Meat LoafBat Out Of HellA4x Platinum200,00015/07/1978
Meat LoafBat Out Of HellA7x Platinum350,00009/12/1978
Pam AyresSome Of Me Poems And SongsAGold20,00005/08/1978
SoundtrackSaturday Night FeverA7x Platinum350,00002/09/1978
First mention of a Gold album being 20,000 units in the 05/08/1978 issue     

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ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
ABBAMamma MiaS3x Gold150,00008/09/1979
ABBAFernandoS 720,00008/09/1979
ABBADancing QueenS 300,00008/09/1979
Amii StewartKnock On WoodSPlatinum100,00015/12/1979
Boney MRasputinSPlatinum100,00015/12/1979
KissI Was Made For Lovin' YouSPlatinum100,00015/12/1979
Lynne HamiltonOn The InsideSPlatinum100,00018/08/1979
Mojo SingersC'Mon Aussie, C'MonSPlatinum100,00008/09/1979
RaceyLay Your Love On MeSPlatinum100,00015/12/1979
RaceySome GirlsSPlatinum100,00015/12/1979
Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne KelleyIf I Had WordsSGold50,00016/06/1979
Slim Dusty A Pub With No BeerSGold50,00016/06/1979
The BeatlesHey JudeS 280,00008/09/1979
Two Man BandUp There CazalySGold within 2 weeks50,00027/10/1979
Two Man BandUp There CazalyS4x Gold200,00027/10/1979
ZootEleanor RigbySGold50,00016/06/1979
10ccBloody TouristsA 55,00017/03/1979
ABBARing RingA3x Platinum150,00008/09/1979
ABBAWaterlooA2x Platinum100,00008/09/1979
ABBAABBAA10x Platinum500,00008/09/1979
ABBAThe Best Of ABBAA22x Platinum1,100,00008/09/1979
ABBAArrivalA 750,000 shipped on the first day08/09/1979
ABBAArrivalA 900,00008/09/1979
Billy Joel52nd StreetAPlatinum50,00017/03/1979
Bob MarleyKayaAPlatinum50,00017/03/1979
Boz ScaggsSilk DegreesA7x Platinum350,00017/03/1979
ChicagoHot Streets?, Chicago XI?APlatinum50,00017/03/1979
Cleo LaineCleoAGold20,00014/04/1979
Demis RoussosForever And EverA 20,000 by May 197917/11/1979
Demis RoussosForever And EverA 150,00020/10/1979
Demis RoussosThe Roussos PhenomenonA 250,00020/10/1979
Dire StraitsDire StraitsA 47,00017/03/1979
Dr. HookPleasure & PainAGold20,00016/06/1979
Dr. HookRemediesAPlatinum50,00016/06/1979
DragonO ZambeziAPlatinum50,00017/03/1979
Elvis PresleyElvis Super RocksA 50,00009/06/1979
Gerry RaffertyCity To CityAPlatinum50,00016/06/1979
Harry SecombeThe Magnificent Voice Of Harry SecombeA 150,00017/11/1979
James LastThe Musical Genius Of James LastA 150,00017/11/1979
Joan SutherlandThe World Of Joan Sutherland?APlatinum50,00028/04/1979
John McNallyJohn McNally's IrelandA 120,00017/11/1979
Jon EnglishEnglish HistoryA 100,00022/12/1979
KamahlDreams Of Love?A 189,00017/11/1979
Kate BushLionheartAPlatinum50,00017/03/1979
Little River BandDiamantina CocktailA3x Platinum150,00016/06/1979
Little River BandIt's A Long Way There (Greatest Hits)A2x Platinum100,00017/03/1979
Mi-SexGraffiti CrimesA 8,000 in its first week15/09/1979
Nana MouskouriThe Delightful Nana MouskouriA 300,00017/11/1979
Rickie Lee JonesRickie Lee JonesAPlatinum50,00021/07/1979
RodriguezCold FactA2x Gold40,00007/04/1979
RodriguezRodriguez At His BestAGold20,00007/04/1979
SantanaInner Secrets?, Moonflower?APlatinum50,00017/03/1979
SoundtrackGreaseA 500,00017/03/1979
SoundtrackWar Of The WorldsA 350,00017/03/1979
The AngelsFace To FaceA 80,00008/09/1979
The AngelsNo ExitA 40,00008/09/1979
The PlattersBest Of The Platters? Spotlight On The Platters?A 150,00017/11/1979
Kamahl A + S? 1,700,000 domestic sales17/11/1979
Nana Mouskouri A + S? "million selling artist with 13 albums in catalog"17/11/1979

ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
BlondieHeart Of GlassS 200,00015/03/1980
Boomtown RatsI Don't Like MondaysS"Almost 2x Gold"100,000-15/03/1980
Christie AllenGoosebumpsS 70,00015/03/1980
KC & The Sunshine BandPlease Don't GoSGold50,00031/05/1980
Patrick HernandezBorn To Be AlineSPlatinum100,00015/03/1980
Player ISpace InvadersS"approaching Platinum"100,000-11/10/1980
Split EnzI Got YouSPlatinum100,00017/05/1980
The RomanticsWhat I Like About YouSGold50,00011/10/1980
Two Man BandUp There CazalyS 250,00015/03/1980
10ccGreatest Hits 1972-1978APlatinum50,00015/03/1980
ABBAVoulez-VousA 200,00024/05/1980
ABBAGreatest Hits Vol. 2A 100,000 (in 5 weeks)24/05/1980
Anne MurrayLet's Keep It That WayAPlatinum50,00020/10/1980
Anne MurrayNew Kind Of FeelingAGold20,00020/10/1980
Anne MurrayAnne Murray's Greatest HitsAGold20,00020/12/1980
Australian CrawlThe Boys Light UpAPlatinum50,00020/09/1980
Bee GeesBee Gees GreatestA 215,00015/03/1980
Cold ChiselCold ChiselAPlatinum50,00019/07/1980
Cold ChiselBreakfast At SweetheartsAPlatinum50,00019/07/1980
Cold ChiselEastAPlatinum50,00019/07/1980
Demis Roussos A "600,000 LPs"15/03/1980
Gary NumanReplicasAGold20,00028/06/1980
Gary NumanThe Pleasure PrincipleAGold20,00028/06/1980
James GalwayThe James Galway CollectionAPlatinum50,00007/06/1980
Jo Jo Zep & The FalconsScreaming TargetsAGold20,00012/07/1980
KC & The Sunshine BandGreatest HitsAPlatinum50,00031/05/1980
Little River BandIt's A Long Way There (Greatest Hits)A "approaching 200,000"15/03/1980
Michael JacksonOff The WallA2x Platinum100,00022/03/1980
Mi-SexGraffiti Crimes? Space Race?APlatinum50,00020/09/1980
Ol'55Take It GreasyA3x Platinum150,00004/10/1980
Roxy MusicFlesh And Blood?AGold20,00025/10/1980
SkySky 2APlatinum50,00013/09/1980
Split EnzTrue ColoursA2x Platinum100,00017/05/1980
The AngelsNo Exit? Dark Room?APlatinum50,00020/09/1980
The BeatlesBeatles CollectionA 25,00013/09/1980
The KnackGet The KnackA2x Platinum100,00015/03/1980
The MotelsMotelsAGold20,00010/05/1980
The SkyhooksLiving In The 70sA 225,00004/10/1980
The SkyhooksEgo Is Not A Dirty WordA 180,00004/10/1980
The SportsSuddenlyAGold (after 4 weeks)20,00017/05/1980
Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersDamn The TorpedoesAGold20,00016/08/1980
VariousMickey Mouse DiscoAGold20,00001/03/1980
Village PeopleCan't Stop The MusicAGold (after 3 days)20,00009/08/1980
Village PeopleCan't Stop The MusicAPlatinum (in less than 3 weeks)50,00009/08/1980
Willie NelsonStardustA 20,000 by the end of 197930/08/1980
Willie NelsonStardustA2x Platinum100,00030/08/1980

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ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Billy FieldBad HabitsSGold50,00026/09/1981
Bucks FizzMaking Your Mind UpSGold50,00017/10/1981
Joe DolceShaddap You FaceS 320,00009/05/1981
Kim WildeKids In AmericaSGold50,00019/09/1981
Phil CollinsIn The Air TonightSGold50,00018/07/1981
Two Man BandUp There CazalyS 262,00009/05/1981
VariousTime WarpS 100,00010/01/1981
Village PeopleMacho ManSGold50,00028/03/1981
Village PeopleY.M.C.A.SGold50,00028/03/1981
Village PeopleCan't Stop The MusicSPlatinum100,00028/03/1981
ABBASuper TrouperAPlatinum50,00024/01/1981
ABBA A "3,000,000 albums in the past 5 years"17/10/1981
Air SupplyLost In LoveAGold20,00024/01/1981
Billy FieldBad HabitsAPlatinum50,000 (within 4 weeks)26/09/1981
Billy FieldBad HabitsA2x Platinum100,000 within 4 months26/09/1981
Charley PrideTravellin'APlatinum50,00024/01/1981
Cold ChiselSwingshiftAGold20,00002/05/1981
David BowieScary MonstersAPlatinum50,00024/01/1981
Dolly PartonA Real CountryA 60,00014/03/1981
Dr. HookGreatest HitsA 300,00017/10/1981
Jean-Michel JarreOxygène? Equinoxe?AGold20,00031/01/1981
Jim SteinmanBad For GoodAGold20,00022/08/1981
Phil CollinsFace ValueAPlatinum50,00018/07/1981
RedgumIf You Don't Fight You LoseA 10,00010/01/1981
The BeatlesThe Beatles' BalladsA 200,000+17/10/1981
The BushwhackersAnd The Band Played Waltzing MatildaAGold20,00010/01/1981
The BushwhackersMurrumbidgeeAGold20,00010/01/1981
The BushwhackersBushfireAGold20,00010/01/1981
The BushwhackersThe Shearer's Dream? Dance Album?AGold20,00010/01/1981
The Bushwhackers A "Unit tally of 100,000"10/01/1981
The ChipmunksChipmunk PunkA 220,00017/10/1981
The CureThree Imaginary BoysA 30,00008/08/1981
The Hawking BrothersThe Hawking Brothers sing Old Golden SongsA 40,00013/10/1981
Vanda & YoungEasybeatsAGold (within a month)20,00014/03/1981
Village PeopleVillage PeopleAGold20,00028/03/1981
Village PeopleMacho ManAPlatinum50,00028/03/1981
Village PeopleCruisin'APlatinum50,00028/03/1981
Village PeopleGo WestAGold20,00028/03/1981
Village PeopleLive & SleazyAGold20,00028/03/1981
Village PeopleCan't Stop The MusicA9x Platinum450,00028/03/1981

ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Adam & The AntsAntmusicSPlatinum100,00012/06/1982
Billy FieldYou Weren't in Love With MeSGold50,00023/01/1982
Billy SquierThe StrokeSGold50,00030/01/1982
Dexys Midnight RunnersCome On EileenSGold50,00025/12/1982
Diana Ross & Lionel RichieEndless LoveSPlatinum100,00012/06/1982
Dr. HookGirls Can Get ItSGold50,00012/06/1982
Dr. HookThe Wild Colonial BoySGold50,00012/06/1982
Joan Jett & The BlackheartsI Love Rock 'N' RollSGold50,00012/06/1982
Jona LewieLouiseSGold50,00030/01/1982
Karen KnowlesWhy Don't You Explain?SGold50,00012/06/1982
Kelly MarieFeels Like I'm In LoveSGold50,00012/06/1982
Lindsey BuckinghamTroubleSGold50,00025/12/1982
Men At WorkWho Can It Be Now?SGold50,00017/07/1982
Olivia Newton-JohnMagicSPlatinum100,00012/06/1982
Olivia Newton-JohnPhysicalS 100,00012/06/1982
Phil SeymourPrecious To MeSGold50,00030/01/1982
Roxy MusicJealous GuyS 91,00012/06/1982
Shakin' StevensThis Ole HouseSPlatinum100,00012/06/1982
Soft CellTainted LoveSGold50,00025/12/1982
Split EnzI Got YouS3x Gold150,00030/01/1982
Stars On 45Stars On 45S 70,00012/06/1982
Stevie WonderMaster BlasterSGold50,00012/06/1982
The FureysThe Green Fields Of FranceS 100,00018/09/1982
The SwingersCounting The BeatSGold50,000 (in 5 weeks)30/01/1982
The SwingersCounting The BeatSPlatinum100,00030/01/1982
The SwingersCounting The BeatS 130,00012/06/1982
Toni BasilMickeySGold50,00009/10/1982
A Flock Of SeagullsA Flock Of SeagullsAGold20,00013/11/1982
ABBAThe VisitorsAGold20,00012/06/1982
ABCThe Lexicon Of LoveAGold20,00025/12/1982
AC/DCBack In BlackA 280,000+12/06/1982
AC/DCFor Those About To Rock We Salute YouA 100,00012/06/1982
Adam & The AntsKings of the Wild FrontierA 100,00012/06/1982
Adam & The AntsPrince CharmingA 100,00012/06/1982
Andrew DurantAndrew Durant Memorial ConcertAPlatinum50,00030/01/1982
Australian CrawlSiroccoA4x Platinum200,00012/06/1982
Australian CrawlSirocco + The Boys Light UpA10x Platinum500,000 combined09/10/1982
Barbra StreisandMemoriesAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Beach BoysBeach Boys Greatest HitsA 245,00012/06/1982
Billy FieldBad HabitsA3x Platinum150,00023/01/1982
Billy JoelSongs In The AtticAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
BlondieThe Best Of BlondieA 200,00012/06/1982
Boz ScaggsHitsAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Bucks FizzBucks FizzAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Christopher CrossChristopher CrossAPlatinum50,00030/01/1982
Christopher CrossChristopher CrossA 120,00012/06/1982
Cliff RichardLove SongsA 150,00012/06/1982
Cold ChiselEastA 230,00012/06/1982
Cold ChiselSwingshiftA 88,00012/06/1982
Daddy CoolDaddy Who? Daddy CoolA 60,00030/01/1982
DevoFreedom Of ChoiceA 100,00012/06/1982
DevoNew TraditionalistsA 75,00012/06/1982
Dexys Midnight RunnersToo-Rye-AyAPlatinum50,00025/12/1982
Diana TraskOne Day At A TimeAGold20,00030/01/1982
Dire StraitsMaking MoviesA 125,00012/06/1982
Dire StraitsLove Over GoldA2x Platinum100,00025/12/1982
Dolly Parton9 To 5AGold20,00012/06/1982
Don WilliamsI Believe In YouAGold20,00012/06/1982
Dr. HookGreatest HitsA7x Platinum + 1x Gold380,00012/06/1982
Dr. HookPlayers In The DarkAGold20,00025/12/1982
ELOTimeA 130,00012/06/1982
Elton JohnThe FoxA 40,00012/06/1982
Elton JohnThe Very Best Of Elton JohnA 100,00012/06/1982
Elton JohnJump Up!APlatinum50,00025/12/1982
Elvis PresleyGuitar Man or Greatest Hits - Volume OneAGold20,00012/06/1982
EvitaPremiere Australian Recording?AGold20,00012/06/1982
Foreigner4A 70,00012/06/1982
Hall & OatesPrivate Eyes? The Hall & Oates Collection?APlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Hall & OatesPrivate Eyes? The Hall & Oates Collection?AGold20,00012/06/1982
IcehouseIcehouseA 165,00012/06/1982
INXSINXS? Underneath The Colours?AGold20,00012/06/1982
J. J. CaleGrasshopperAGold20,00025/12/1982
Jean-Michel JarreOxygèneAPlatinum50,00025/12/1982
Jim SteinmanBad For GoodAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Jo Jo Zep & The FalconsHats Off Step LivelyAGold or Platinum20,000 or 50,00030/01/1982
John DenverSome Days Are DiamondsAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
John Lennon & Yoko OnoDouble FantasyA 285,00012/06/1982
Jon & VangelisThe Friends Of Mr. CairoAPlatinum50,00025/12/1982
Jon EnglishBeating The BoardsAGold20,00025/12/1982
Karen KnowlesYou Are The ReasonAGold20,00012/06/1982
Karen KnowlesYou Are The ReasonAPlatinum50,00025/12/1982
Karen KnowlesLove Us AllAGold20,00025/12/1982
Kim CarnesMistaken IdentityA 95,00012/06/1982
Lindsey BuckinghamLaw & OrderAGold20,00025/12/1982
Madder LakeStillpointAGold20,000 (or 25,000)30/01/1982
Meat LoafDead RingerAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualA3x Platinum150,00012/06/1982
Mondo RockChemistryA 80,00012/06/1982
Moody BluesLong Distance VoyagerA 40,00012/06/1982
Moving PicturesDays Of InnocenceA2x Platinum100,00012/06/1982
Neil DiamondOn The Way To The SkyAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Neil DiamondHot August Night (1982 reissue only)A 100,00013/11/1982
Neil DiamondHot August NightA16x Platinum800,00025/12/1982
Olivia Newton-JohnPhysicalA 150,000+12/06/1982
Phil CollinsFace ValueA 90,00012/06/1982
Pink FloydA Collection Of Great Dance SongsAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
QueenGreatest HitsA 170,00012/06/1982
Reo SpeedwagonHi InfedilityAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Richard ClaydermanReveriesA 175,00012/06/1982
Roxy MusicAvalonA2x Platinum100,00025/12/1982
Shakin' StevensShakyA 100,00012/06/1982
Shakin' StevensThis Ole HouseA 100,00012/06/1982
Simon & GarfunkelThe Simon & Garfunkel CollectionA3x Platinum150,00012/06/1982
Slim Dusty50th AnniversaryA 170,00012/06/1982
SmokieAll The BestA 230,00012/06/1982
SoundtrackPirate MovieAGold20,00025/12/1982
Split EnzDizrythmiaAGold (in 1978)20,00030/01/1982
Split EnzTrue ColoursA4x Platinum200,00030/01/1982
Split EnzCorroboreeA 100,000+12/06/1982
StarsLand Of FortuneAGold20,00030/01/1982
Stars On 45Long Play AlbumA 150,00012/06/1982
Steely DanGauchoAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Steely DanGreatest HitsAPlatinum50,00025/12/1982
Stevie NicksBella DonnaA 100,00012/06/1982
Stevie WinwoodArc Of A DiverA 70,00012/06/1982
Stevie WonderHotter Than JulyA 150,00012/06/1982
Stevie WonderStevie Wonder's Original Misiquarium IAGold20,00025/12/1982
SunnyboysSunnyboysAGold or Platinum20,000 or 50,00030/01/1982
The BeatlesThe Beatles' BalladsA 250,00012/06/1982
The ChipmunksUrban Chipmunk?AGold20,00012/06/1982
The ClashLondon CallingAGold or Platinum20,000 or 50,00030/01/1982
The NolansMaking WavesA 100,00012/06/1982
The PoliceGhosts In The MachineAPlatinum50,00030/01/1982
The PoliceZenyatta MondattaA 100,000+12/06/1982
The PretendersPretendersAGold or Platinum20,000 or 50,00030/01/1982
The Rolling StonesTattoo YouA 225,00012/06/1982
The SkyhooksGuilty Until Proven InsaneAPlatinum50,00030/01/1982
The SkyhooksEgo Is Not A Dirty WordA 200,000+12/06/1982
Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersHard PromisesAGold20,00012/06/1982
Van MorrisonBeautiful VisionAGold20,00025/12/1982
VangelisChariots of FireA3x Platinum150,00025/12/1982
Village PeopleRenaissanceAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Village PeopleNon StopAPlatinum50,00012/06/1982
Waylon JenningsMusic ManAGold20,00012/06/1982
CharleneI've Never Been To MeA or SGold20,000 or 50,00025/12/1982
Steve Miller BandAbracadabraA or SPlatinum50,000 or 100,00025/12/1982

ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A) / Compilation (C) CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Joe Cocker & Jennifer WarnesUp Where We BelongSGold50,00028/05/1983
SurvivorEye Of The TigerSPlatinum100,00028/05/1983
Cold ChiselCircus AnimalsA3x Platinum150,00028/05/1983
David BowieLet's DanceAPlatinum50,00017/09/1983
Dire StraitsLove Over GoldA3x Platinum150,00023/04/1983
Fleetwood MacRumoursA 400,00028/05/1983
GoannaSpirit Of PlaceA2x Platinum100,00028/05/1983
GoannaSpirit Of PlaceA3x Platinum150,00004/06/1983
IcehousePrimitive ManAPlatinum50,00028/05/1983
INXSShabooh ShoobahAPlatinum50,00028/05/1983
Joan ArmatradingThe KeyAPlatinum50,00022/10/1983
Joan Jett & The BlackheartsBad ReputationAGold20,00028/05/1983
Joan Jett & The BlackheartsI Love Rock 'N' RollAPlatinum50,00028/05/1983
Joe CockerSheffield SteelAGold (and "soon to be Gold for the 2nd time")20,00028/05/1983
Men At WorkBusiness As UsualA4x Platinum200,000+28/05/1983
Mental As AnythingCats & DogsAPlatinum50,00028/05/1983
Michael JacksonThrillerA 200,000 (1,000 CDs)05/11/1983
Richard SimmonsReachAPlatinum50,00028/05/1983
Rod StewartAtlantic CrossingA 400,00028/05/1983
Tim FinnEscapadeAGold after 3 weeks20,00013/08/1983
YazooUpstairs At Eric'sA 60,00026/02/1983
VariousSongs Of The Protest EraCGold20,00004/06/1983
VariousThe Wonderful WirelessC 40,000+04/06/1983
VariousThemes And DreamsC2x Gold40,00004/06/1983

ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A) / Video (V)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Austen TayshusAustralianaS 150 000+15/12/1984
The 12th ManIt's Just Not CricketS 150 000+15/12/1984
Col Ellitto A 100,000 from 5 albums15/12/1984
Iron MaidenThe Number Of The BeastAPlatinum50,00014/04/1984
Iron MaidenPiece Of MindAGold20,00014/04/1984
Midnight OilMidnight OilAPlatinum50,00011/02/1984
Midnight OilHead InjuriesAPlatinum50,00011/02/1984
Midnight OilPlace Without A PostcardAPlatinum50,00011/02/1984
Midnight Oil10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1APlatinum50,00011/02/1984
Robert PlantPictures At ElevenAGold20,00024/03/1984
Robert PlantThe Principle Of MomentsAGold20,00024/03/1984
Rodney RudeRodney RudeA2x Platinum100,00015/12/1984
SoundtrackAustralia LaughsA 6,00015/12/1984
Thompson TwinsYou Take Me UpAGold20,00025/08/1984
Michael JacksonMaking Michael Jackson's ThrillerV 50,000 (65,000 shipped and 15,000 returns)03/11/1984
Charley Pride ?Opale1,000,000 record units (perhaps 1,600,000)21/01/1984

ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A) / Compilation (C) / Video (V) CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Ray Parker Jr.GhostbustersSPlatinum100,000+ (12,000 cassettes)16/02/1985 02/05/1987
Andrew Lloyd WebberRequiemA 40,00009/11/1985
Australian CrawlCrawl FileA 200,00009/11/1985
Australian CrawlBetween A Rock And A Hard PlaceA 100,000 by the end of 198509/11/1985
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USAA6x Platinum300,000 or 420,00007/09/1985
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USAA 500,00009/11/1985
Bryan AdamsRecklessAGold35,00009/10/1985
Cold ChiselEastA 300,000 "soon"09/11/1985
EurythmicsBe Yourself TonightA 150,00009/11/1985
Hoodoo GurusMars Needs Guitars!AGold (in 3 weeks)35,00028/09/1985
INXSThe SwingA 250,00020/07/1985
Lionel RichieCan't Slow DownA 400,000 (300,000 through Polygram + 100,000 through RCA)09/11/1985
MadonnaLike A VirginA 260,00009/11/1985
Mental As AnythingFundamentalA 100,00009/11/1985
Midnight OilRed Sails In The SunsetA 200,00009/11/1985
Moving PicturesDays Of InnocenceA 180,00009/11/1985
Paul YoungThe Secret Of AssociationA 100,00009/11/1985
Phil CollinsNo Jacket RequiredA 200,00009/11/1985
QueenThe WorksA 100,00009/11/1985
SoundtrackAmadeusA 50,00009/11/1985
SoundtrackSweet & SourA 100,00009/11/1985
Spandau BalletParadeA 150,00009/11/1985
Talking HeadsLittle CreaturesA 150,00009/11/1985
Talking HeadsStop Making SenseA 150,00009/11/1985
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big ChairAGold20,000 or 35,00029/06/1985
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big ChairA 120,00009/11/1985
The Power StationThe Power StationAGold35,00009/11/1985
Tina TurnerPrivate DancerA 200,00009/11/1985
U2The Unforgettable FireA 150,00009/11/1985
Wham!Make It BigA 200,00009/11/1985
ZZ TopEliminatorAPlatinum50,000 or 70,00012/01/1985
VariousBig Wide Wonderful World of Country MusicC 40,00009/11/1985
VariousChoose 1985C 450,00009/11/1985
VariousSizzling SeventiesC 55,00009/11/1985
Bob Marley & The WailersLegendV 3,00009/11/1985
Cold ChiselThe Last StandV 20,00009/11/1985
Mental As AnythingMonumental As AnythingV 10,00009/11/1985
First mention of a Gold album being 35,000 units in the 28/09/1985 issue     

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ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A) / Compilation (C)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Jennifer RushThe Power Of LoveSGold50,00031/05/1986
AC/DCBack In BlackA 5,000 CDs15/11/1986
AC/DCWho Made WhoA 50,00015/11/1986
A-HaHunting High And LowAPlatinum70,00015/11/1986
Barbra StreisandThe Broadway AlbumA 100,00015/11/1986
Billy JoelThe BridgeAPlatinum70,00015/11/1986
Charlie SextonPictures For PleasureAGold35,00015/11/1986
Cindy LauperTrue ColoursAPlatinum70,00015/11/1986
Cold ChiselRadio Songs: A Best Of Cold ChiselA 150,00015/11/1986
Dire StraitsBrothers In ArmsA 810,000 (65,000 CDs)15/11/1986
DivinylsWhat A Life!A 100,00015/11/1986
DragonDreams Of Ordinary MenAPlatinum70,000+15/11/1986
EuroglidersAbsolutelyA 100,00015/11/1986
EurythmicsRevengeA 100,00015/11/1986
Fine Young CannibalsFine Young CannibalsAPlatinum70,000+15/11/1986
Gang GajangGang GajangA 45,000+15/11/1986
INXSListen Like ThievesAPlatinum70,00001/02/1986
INXSListen Like ThievesA "approaching 300,000"15/11/1986
Jennifer RushJennifer RushAGold35,00031/05/1986
Jimmy BarnesFor The Working Class ManA 330,00015/11/1986
Joe CockerCockerAPlatinum70,00015/11/1986
John FogertyCenterfieldA 100,000+15/11/1986
John MellencampScarecrowA 200,00015/11/1986
Kids In The KitchenShineA 100,00015/11/1986
Lionel RichieDancing On The CeilingA2x Platinum140,00015/11/1986
Lloyd Cole & The CommotionPerfect SkinAGold35,00015/11/1986
MadonnaTrue BlueAPlatinum70,00023/08/1986
MadonnaTrue BlueA 100,000+15/11/1986
Moody BluesThe Other Side Of This LifeAGold35,00015/11/1986
Mr. MisterWelcome To The Real WorldAGold35,00015/11/1986
Phil CollinsNo Jacket RequiredA 300,00015/11/1986
Rod StewartEvery Beat Of My HeartAPlatinum70,00015/11/1986
SadePromiseA 100,00015/11/1986
Simply RedPicture BookAPlatinum70,00015/11/1986
Slim Dusty A Over 3,000,000 albums sales26/07/1986
SoundtrackPretty In PinkAGold35,00015/11/1986
SoundtrackOut Of AfricaAGold35,00015/11/1986
StarshipKnee Deep In The HooplaAGold35,00015/11/1986
Stevie NicksRock A LittleA 100,00015/11/1986
Stevie WonderIn Square CircleAGold35,00015/11/1986
StingDream Of The Blue TurtlesA 200,00015/11/1986
Style CouncilHome And AbroadAGold35,00015/11/1986
Talking HeadsStop Making SenseA 250,00015/11/1986
Tears For FearsSongs From The Big ChairA 150,00015/11/1986
The CarsGreatest HitsA 150,00015/11/1986
The CureStanding On A Beach?AGold35,00015/11/1986
The EaglesThe Best Of The EaglesAPlatinum70,00015/11/1986
The HootersNervous NightA 100,00015/11/1986
The Rolling StonesDirty WorkAPlatinum70,00028/06/1986
The SkyhooksLiving In The 70sA 250,00015/11/1986
Van Halen5150APlatinum70,00015/11/1986
Wham!The FinalA 50,00015/11/1986
Whitney HoustonWhitney HoustonAPlatinum70,00009/08/1986
Whitney HoustonWhitney HoustonA 350,000 (50,000 through Arista and 300,000 through RCA)15/11/1986
VariousTelevision's Greatest HitsC 50,00015/11/1986

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ActTitleAlbum (A) / Compilation (C)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
John FarnhamWhispering JackA almost 400,00021/03/1987
John FarnhamWhispering JackA6x Platinum420,00002/05/1987
John FarnhamWhispering JackA 450,000+16/05/1987
ZZ TopEliminatorA2x Platinum140,00003/10/1987
ZZ TopAfterburnerAPlatinum70,00003/10/1987
Robert CrayStrong PersuaderAGold on 16/07/198735,00026/12/1987
Robert CrayStrong PersuaderAPlatinum in november 198770,00026/12/1987
Various84 The Dance FloorC 50,00030/05/1987
VariousBreakdanceC 50,00030/05/1987
VariousHip HopC 50,00030/05/1987

ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A) / Compilation (C)CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Dave DobbynSlice Of HeavenS 100,00030/01/1988
Johnny LoganHold Me NowSGold35,00019/03/1988
Shona Laing(Glad I'm) Not A KennedyS 18,00030/01/1988
ABBAThe Best Of ABBAA 1,200,00030/01/1988
AC/DCWho Made WhoA 150,00030/01/1988
Billy JoelPiano ManA3x Platinum210,00030/01/1988
Billy JoelTurnstilesAPlatinum70,00030/01/1988
Billy JoelThe StrangerA4x Platinum280,00030/01/1988
Billy Joel52nd StreetA5x Platinum350,00030/01/1988
Billy JoelGlass HousesA5x Platinum350,00030/01/1988
Billy JoelSongs In The AtticAPlatinum70,00030/01/1988
Billy JoelThe Nylon CurtainAPlatinum70,00030/01/1988
Billy JoelAn Innocent ManA5x Platinum350,00030/01/1988
Billy JoelGreatest Hits Volume I & IIA 300,00030/01/1988
Billy JoelThe BridgeA 223,00030/01/1988
Billy JoelКонцертAPlatinum70,00030/01/1988
Billy Joel A 2,200,000 Albums sales ("CBS Australia's all-time best-selling international artist" 19/11/1988
Bon JoviSlippery When WetA 320,00030/01/1988
Bon JoviSlippery When WetA5x Platinum350,00030/01/1988
Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen Live 75 - 85APlatinum70,00030/01/1988
Chris ReaDancing With StrangersA 75,00030/01/1988
Cold ChiselRadio Songs: A Best Of Cold ChiselA 250,00030/01/1988
Crowded HouseCrowded HouseA 400,00030/01/1988
David BowieNever Let Me DownA 40,00030/01/1988
Dire StraitsBrothers In ArmsA 870,000 (83,000 CDs)30/01/1988
Elton JohnLive In Australia With The Melbourne Symphony OrchestraA 85,00030/01/1988
EuropeThe Final CountdownAPlatinum70,00030/01/1988
EurythmicsRevengeA 400,00030/01/1988
Feargal SharkeyFeargal SharkeyA 80,00030/01/1988
Fleetwood MacTango In The NightA 200,00030/01/1988
GenesisInvisible TouchA 200,00030/01/1988
George MichaelFaithAPlatinum70,00030/01/1988
George ThorogoodLiveA 60,00030/01/1988
Hoodoo GurusBlow Your CoolA 85,00030/01/1988
IcehouseMan Of ColoursA 200,000+30/01/1988
IcehouseMan Of ColoursA 500,00012/03/1988
INXSKickA 112,000 (in 2 months)30/01/1988
James ReyneJames ReyneA 120,00030/01/1988
James ReyneJames ReyneA2x Platinum140,00009/04/1988
James ReyneJames ReyneA3x Platinum210,00025/06/1988
Jenny MorrisBody & SoulA 70,00030/01/1988
Jimmy BarnesFreight Train HeartA3x Platinum210,00030/01/1988
John FarnhamWhispering JackA 850,00030/01/1988
John FarnhamWhispering JackA "Almost 1,000,000"27/02/1988
John FarnhamWhispering JackA14x Platinum"Nearly 1,000,000"20/08/1988
John FarnhamAge Of ReasonA2x Platinum ("advance orders alone")140,00020/08/1988
John FarnhamAge Of ReasonA3x Platinum ("5 days after it went to #1")210,00020/08/1988
John MellencampLonesome JubileeA 90,00030/01/1988
John WilliamsonMallee BoyA 150,00030/01/1988
Kevin "Bloody" WilsonKev's BackA 220,00030/01/1988
Kevin "Bloody" WilsonBorn Again Piss TankAPlatinum70,00030/01/1988
Lionel RichieDancing On The CeilingA 218,00030/01/1988
MadonnaTrue BlueA 268,00030/01/1988
Mark HoldenLet Me Love You? Encounter?APlatinum ("during 1976-77")50,00030/04/1988
Mel & KimFLMA 200,00030/01/1988
Michael JacksonBadA 200,00030/01/1988
Mick JaggerShe's The BossAPlatinum70,00005/11/1988
Midnight OilDiesel And DustA 220,00030/01/1988
OMDThe Pacific AgeA Between 25,000 and 35,00030/01/1988
Paul SimonGracelandA 430,00030/01/1988
Peter GabrielSoA 150,00030/01/1988
Pink FloydA Momentary Lapse Of ReasonAPlatinum70,00030/01/1988
Pink FloydA Momentary Lapse Of ReasonA2x Platinum140,00005/03/1988
Simple MindsLive In The City Of LightA Between 25,000 and 35,00030/01/1988
Simply RedMen & WomenA 100,00030/01/1988
SoundtrackFootrot FlatsAPlatinum70,00030/01/1988
SoundtrackThe Big ChillA 150,00030/01/1988
SoundtrackLa BambaA 140,00030/01/1988
SoundtrackThe MissionA Between 25,000 and 35,00030/01/1988
The BlacksorrowsDear ChildrenAGold35,00030/01/1988
The Party BoysThe Party BoysAGold35,00030/01/1988
The PoliceEvery Breath You Take: The SinglesA 150,00030/01/1988
U2The Joshua TreeA 150,00030/01/1988
VariousA Very Special ChristmasAGold35,00002/04/1988
WhitesnakeWhitesnakeA 40,00030/01/1988
Whitney HoustonWhitneyA 250,00030/01/1988
VariousAustralia All OverCPlatinum70,00030/01/1988
VariousThere's A Bear In ThereCGold35,00030/01/1988


ActTitleSingle (S) / Album (A) /CertificationFigureBillboard issue
Bobby McFerrinDon't Worry Be HappyS 85,000+28/01/1989
Cyndi LauperI Drove All NightSGold35,00025/11/1989
The Choir BoysRun To ParadiseSPlatinum70,00018/03/1989
1927…IshA3x Platinum210,00022/07/1989
AC/DC A "some albums ticing over 2,000 units a month"01/04/1989
BanaramaWowA 150,00028/01/1989
Bon JoviNew JerseyA 150,00028/01/1989
BrosPushA 180,00028/01/1989
Bruce Hornsby & The RangeScenes From The SouthsideAPlatinum70,00028/01/1989
Cheap TrickLack Of LuxuryA 75,00028/01/1989
Crowded HouseTemple Of Low MenA 100,000 in its 1st week28/01/1989
Crowded HouseTemple Of Low MenA 300,00028/01/1989
Cyndi LauperA Night To RememberAGold35,00025/11/1989
Daryl BraithwaiteEdgeA"approaching 2x Platinum"140,000-01/07/1989
Def LeppardHysteriaA 50,00028/01/1989
Don SpencerAustralian Animal SongsAPlatinum70,00028/01/1989
Dire StraitsBrothers In ArmsA Nearly 1,000,000 (100,000 CDs: Australia's largest selling CD)28/01/1989
Dire StraitsMoney For NothingA 100,000+28/01/1989
Eric CarmenThe Best Of Eric CarmenA 70,00028/01/1989
Eric ClaptonThe Cream Of Eric ClaptonA 40,000+28/01/1989
Flash And The PanFlash And The Pan?APlatinum (early-to-mid-'70s)50,00001/04/1989
George MichaelFaithA 220,000+28/01/1989
Guns 'N RosesAppetite For DestructionA 70,00028/01/1989
INXSKickA 400,00028/01/1989
James ReyneJames ReyneA almost 200,00028/01/1989
Jimmy BarnesFor The Working Class ManA 400,00028/01/1989
Jimmy BarnesFreight Train HeartA 300,00028/01/1989
Jimmy BarnesBarnestormingA 100,000 (advance orders)28/01/1989
Joe SatrianiSurfing With The AlienAGold ("soon to be Platinulm")35,00022/07/1989
John DenverHigher GroundAPlatinum70,00028/01/1989
John FarnhamAge Of ReasonA 420,00028/01/1989
John Paul YoungHero? J.P.Y.?, Green?APlatinum (early-to-mid-'70s)50,00001/04/1989
Kate Ceberano & Wendy MatthewsYou've Always Got The BluesAPlatinum70,00028/01/1989
Kenny GDuotonesA 70,00028/01/1989
Kylie MinogueKylieA 200,00028/01/1989
Little River BandMonsoonA 70,00028/01/1989
Melissa EtheridgeMelissa EtheridgeAGold35,00028/01/1989
Melissa EtheridgeMelissa EtheridgeA 250,00011/11/1989
Midnight OilDiesel And DustA5x Platinum400,000+28/01/1989
Paul SimonGracelandA 150,000 in 198828/01/1988
Paul SimonGracelandA 470,000 (total)28/01/1988
PoisonOpen Up And Say... Ahh!A 100,00028/01/1989
PoisonOpen Up And Say... Ahh!A4x Platinum280,00005/08/1989
Pink FloydA Momentary Lapse Of ReasonA 200,000+28/01/1989
Richard MarkRichard MarxAPlatinum70,00004/11/1989
Richard MarkRepeat OffenderAPlatinum70,00004/11/1989
Rick AstleyWhen You Need SomebodyA 240,00028/01/1989
Robert CrayDon't Be Afraid Of The DarkA 35,00028/01/1989
Rose TattooRose Tattoo?APlatinum (early-to-mid-'70s)50,00001/04/1989
SoundtrackCocktailA 25,000 in its 1st week28/01/1989
SoundtrackGood Morning VietnamA2x Platinum140,00028/01/1989
Stevie WrightHard RoadAPlatinum (early-to-mid-'70s)50,00001/04/1989
StingNothing Like The SunA 100,000+28/01/1989
Terence Trent D'ArbyThe Hardline According To…A 230,00028/01/1989
The AngelsLive LineA 100,00028/01/1989
The Choir BoysBig Bad NoiseA 130,00028/01/1989
The Choir BoysBig Bad NoiseA2x Platinum140,00018/03/1989
The Comedy Company TeamThe Comedy Company TeamA 70,00028/01/1989
The ProclaimersThis Is The Story + Sunshine On LeithA 300,00011/11/1989
The RockmelonsTales Of The CityAPlatinum70,00028/01/1989
TiffanyTiffanyA 100,00028/01/1989
Toni ChildsToni ChildsAGold35,00028/01/1989
Tracy ChapmanTracy ChapmanA 200,00028/01/1989
U2Rattle And HumA 150,000 in 2 weeks28/01/1989
VariousTour Of DutyA 210,000+28/01/1989
VariousVideo Hits 1APlatinum70,00028/01/1989
VariousYoung BloodAGold35,00028/01/1989
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston + WhitneyA 750,00028/01/1989
Sherbet A + S?"More than 40 Gold and 5 Platinum awards  

Gold = 35,000 units; Platinum: 70,000 units (Singles and Albums)
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Some pre-1989 ARIA certifications I've obtained through my inquires are (keep in mind these will be Platinum = 100k, Gold = 50k):


a-ha 'Hunting High and Low' Gold 4/3/1986
a-ha 'Scoundrel Days' Gold 12/2/1987
Bangles 'Different Light' 2x Platinum 14/4/1987
Divinyls 'Temperamental' Gold 13/9/1988
Eurythmics 'Be Yourself Tonight' Platinum 29/4/1986
Eurythmics 'Savage' Gold 19/7/1988
Phil Collins 'No Jacket Required' Platinum 31/7/1985
Rick Astley 'Whenever You Need Somebody' 3x Platinum 19/7/1988
The Cure 'The Head on the Door' Gold 7/1/1986


Kylie Minogue 'I Should Be So Lucky' Platinum 1/2/1988
Rick Astley 'Never Gonna Give You Up' Gold 19/7/1988
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ARIA certs for pre-1989 releases I have that were certified after 1988 (so Platinum = 70, Gold = 35k):


Bananarama 'The Greatest Hits Collection' Platinum 21/3/1989
Bangles 'Everything' Platinum 14/8/1989
Big Pig 'Bonk' Platinum 10/2/1989
Cher 'Cher' Gold 9/1/1990
Chicago 'Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits' Gold 30/11/1992
Daryl Braithwaite 'Edge' 4x Platinum 27/10/1993
Eurythmics 'Revenge' 4x Platinum 4/12/2002
Kylie Minogue 'Kylie' 4x Platinum 7/4/1989
Madonna 'True Blue' 4x Platinum 7/11/1996
Madonna 'Like a Virgin' 7x Platinum 4/12/2000
Melissa Etheridge 'Melissa Etheridge' 3x Platinum 8/5/1990
Phil Collins 'Face Value' 4x Platinum 7/11/1996
Pretenders 'The Singles' 2x Platinum 7/11/1996
Rick Astley 'Hold Me In Your Arms' Platinum 15/5/1989
Robert Palmer 'Heavy Nova' 2x Platinum 15/2/1989
Sam Brown 'Stop!' Gold 19/5/1989
The Cure 'Standing On a Beach: The Singles' 3x Platinum 23/5/2000
Transvision Vamp 'Pop Art' Platinum 7/4/1989
Whitney Houston 'Whitney Houston' 4x Platinum 4/12/2002
Whitney Houston 'Whitney' 3x Platinum 4/12/2002


John Farnham 'You're the Voice' Platinum 25/10/2012
Kylie Minogue 'Got To Be Certain' Gold 9/3/1989
Phil Collins 'A Groovy Kind of Love' Gold 7/4/1989
Robert Palmer 'Simply Irresistible' Gold 15/2/1989
Sam Brown 'Stop!' Gold 3/7/1989
Whitney Houston 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)' 3x Platinum 10/1/2018
Womack & Womack 'Teardrops' Gold 8/3/1989
Yazz and The Plastic Population 'The Only Way Is Up' Gold 9/1/1989
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Thank you for all these extra certs.

In regards to pre-1989 accreditations, nelson posted the following message in the 1986 thread (https://australian-charts.com/forum.asp?todo=viewthread&id=27219&pages=4):

"ARIA Yearbook 1996 said...

From January 1, 1989 the Gold and Platinum achievement levels have been a consistent 35,000 and 70,000 respectively for both singles and albums. Up to that date, the singles level was set at 50,000 and 100,000 for Gold and Platinum respectively. The level for albums has not changed over the period. Although not officially recognised with awards, multi-platinum achievements are noted on the ARIA charts and as such have been included.

Singles : Gold/50,000, Platinum/100,000
Albums : Gold/35,000, Platinum/70,000
Singles : Gold/50,000, Platinum/100,000
Albums : Gold/35,000, Platinum/70,000
Singles : Gold/50,000, Platinum/100,000
Albums : Gold/35,000, Platinum/70,000
Singles : Gold/35,000, Platinum/70,000, 2xPlatinum/140,000
Albums : Gold/35,000, Platinum/70,000, 2xPlatinum/140,000

AMR as bulion had posted had all singles Gold/50,000, Platinum/100,000, not sure about albums, as Billboard reported would be gold/50,000, Platinum/100,000, as ARIA or ARIA yearbook didn't responsible for that period prior to 1986, had to ask David Kent to verify it."

Apparrently, the albums accreditations have been Gold = 35,000 and Platinum = 70,000 since at least 1986 (possibly before as there's a mention of a Gold album being 35,000 units in a September 1985 Billboard issue).

In regards to the ARIA certs for pre-1989 releases that were certified after 1988 (so Platinum = 70, Gold = 35k), you will find other ones posted by nelson in the following thread:


Check November 1996 when Warner massively certified a lot of their best selling albums.
1989 has just been added, which means that the 1980s are now complete
Thanks for 1989. There are a lot of pre-1989 albums that are undercertified/not certified when they should be, it seems.
Another early ARIA certification uncovered:

Cheap Trick 'Lap of Luxury' - Platinum, 9/1/1989.

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