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April 25, 2018 | Gold & Platinum

Going For The Gold (Album)

Think it’s easy for an artist to break through in 2018? According to one recent estimate, there were 150,000+ albums released in 2017 that sold at least one physical or digital copy. We decided to review Gold & Platinum album certifications for albums released since January 1, 2017 through June 13, 2018.  Here’s what we found:  only 58 albums have achieved a Gold certification or better. That’s it. Check out this exclusive list of talented artists and the record labels who help make it happen.

Jonathan Lamy

Executive Vice President, Communications and Marketing, RIAA

Certification summary updated 6/13/2018