RIAA certification

sales certification from the Recording Industry Association of America
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In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other secondary stores.[1]

List of certifications


Currently, the normal RIAA certifications for albums are:

  • 500,000 units: Gold album.
  • 1,000,000 units: Platinum album.
  • 2,000,000 units: Multi-Platinum album.
  • 10,000,000 units: Diamond album.

Special certifications exist for Latin albums (which the RIAA considers to be an album that is mostly sung in Spanish):[2]

If a Latin album is certified on or after December 20, 2013:

  • 30,000 units: Disco de oro (which means "Gold album").
  • 60,000 units: Disco de platino (which means "Platinum album").
  • 120,000 units: Disco de multi-platino album (which means "Multi-Platinum album").
  • 600,000 units: Disco de diamante (which means "Diamond album").

If a Latin album was certified before December 20, 2013:

  • 50,000 units: Disco de oro.
  • 100,000 units: Disco de platino.
  • 200,000 units: Disco de multi-platino.
  • 1,000,000 units: Disco de diamante


  1. "Certification Criteria". RIAA.
  2. "Gold & Platinum - los Premios Awards". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2007-05-16. Retrieved 2017-08-31.

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