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Platinum is very rare; 10 tons of ore and a five month process are needed to make up just one ounce of platinum.
Upon its introduction to Europe, platinum was noted as a substance that could not "melt by fire or by any of the Spanish arts." It was known to be even heavier than gold and to be virtually impossible to corrode with gases or chemicals.
Demand for platinum in high technology applications is soaring due to its unique properties: It is virtually uncorrodable, has a melting point in alloy of 3,215 degrees Fahrenheit, is a powerful catalyzing agent and is highly conductive.
www.penoir.com /platinum.htm   (1766 words)

 Beatles memorabilia at Fab Cool Stuff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Platinum discs are issued to artists for recognition of sales - depending on age, originals can be worth thousands of pounds but here at Fab Cool Stuff you can purchase your very own platinum disc at a fraction of the price.
Using only mint original vinyl albums, each limited edition disc is silver-platinum plated to the same high standard as those presented by the RIAA, then mounted and housed in a 20" x 16" fl ash frame.
Each platinum disc comes complete with album cover picture and silver plaque displaying the title, serial and limited edition number, for which there are only 50 of each.
www.fabcoolstuff.com /platinumdiscalbums.htm   (242 words)

 Music recording sales certification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Normally they are awarded only to albums released at least nationally, and are awarded individually for each country in which the album is sold.
Certification is usually awarded cumulatively, and it is possible for a single album to be certified silver, gold, and platinum in turn.
This means that an early award or ranking for a new release reflects a distributor's expectations for the album and their market power.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Platinum_album   (853 words)

Platinum is well known for tearing down shows all over NYC and Jersey.
The first solo album entitled "Collaborate" was produced by Terror and shows a rebirth of Platinum after serving a 3 year prison term.
Platinum is currently working on his new solo album entitled "Most likely to succeed" which will feature various producers.
www.myspace.com /platinum   (431 words)

 Platinum Europe annual roundup: new qualifiers, more countries and European acts prosper in 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Platinum Europe, which honours albums achieving sales of over one million in Europe, was in total achieved by 80 different albums (compared to 82 in 1999).
Platinum Europe is the recording industry's pre-eminent award for album sales in Europe and is celebrated at an awards ceremony every two years.
Awards went to 65 new albums during the year, on a par with 1999, but these generated some 107 million units in sales, sharply up on the 92 million units recorded in 1999.
www.ifpi.org /site-content/press/20010116.html   (600 words)

 Wikinfo | Gold album
The platinum album award was added in 1976, and at one million sales exactly matches the original concept of a 'gold record', although with the increased market it is arguably less of an achievement.
In Australia, gold and platinum albums are certified by the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA).
In 2003 the thresholds for albums were 35,000 sales for gold, and 70,000 for platinum.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Gold_album   (564 words)

 Follow Me Web Site: The Platinum Collection
With the majority of their albums reaching Platinum or multi-Platinum status, their international success also launched the phenomenal solo careers of Phil Collins and founder member Peter Gabriel.
The self-titled album from 1983 was worthily represented by all tracks from side one of the album, i.e.
With 15 albums under their belt, the band should have gone for a 4CD box with the appropriate layout.
www.followme.demon.nl /genesis/albums/theplatinumcollection.htm   (2093 words)

 Gold album (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A larger number of sales qualifies for the award of a Platinum Album (in the US, currently 1,000,000 sold) or Diamond Album (in the US, currently 10,000,000 sold) Similar awards are also less commonly quoted for individual recordings (singles), videos and increasingly for DVDs.
In the United Kingdom, awards are made by the British Phonographic Institute, with required sales of 60,000 for a Silver album; 100,000 for a Gold album, and 300,000 for a Platinum album.
The Platinum album award was added in 1976 for 1,000,000 sales, matching the original concept of a gold record, although with the increased market it is arguably less of an achievement.
gold-album.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (640 words)

 The American Recording Industry Announces its Artists of the Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Brooks’ other two Diamond albums are “Double Live!” and “The Hits.” With all that Brooks has achieved, it’s hard to imagine that he received his first gold album less than 10 years ago.
His top-selling titles, both of which are certified at the 6-million level, are “Elvis’ Golden Records,” which is the best-selling album of the 1950s, and “Elvis’ Christmas Album,” the 1970 adaptation of his classic 1957 holiday release.
The RIAA added platinum awards, signifying shipments of one million copies, in 1976, multiplatinum awards, for 2 million units and above, in 1984, and Diamond awards, 10 million units for a single title, earlier this year.
kbtl.com /info/beatles/riaa-2.htm   (1350 words)

 Monkees Chart Beat// hit singles and album sales
Albums were also given gold records, even if they sold more than 1 million copies, because the whole possibility of selling more than 1 million albums was rare.
Anyway, the platinum record was introduced in 1976 for sales of 2 million records, and the multi-platinum record was introduced in the mid-80s.
And the Monkees first five albums all were released on CD on the same day and were all given platinum and multi-platinum awards the same day.
www.psycho-jello.com /monkees/chartbeat.html   (1367 words)

 MixedFolks.com - Mixed Singers Page 1
Her albums: Diamond Life, Promise, Stronger Than Pride, Love Deluxe, Best Of Sade and Lovers Rock have collectively sold over 50 million albums worldwide, with each selling no less than 3.5 million in the States alone.
On their album Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury he wrote a song called Socio-Genetic Experiment exploring what it was like growing up with Mixed heritage, and how others perceived him as he grew up.
Her second album Chyna Doll was the fastest album to go platinum for a female rap artist.
www.mixedfolks.com /singers.htm   (616 words)

 BBC News | MUSIC | Big jump in European album sales
They said 87 albums made platinum sales (one million units), or multi-platinum in 2001, 60% of which featured European talent.
Europe's platinum albums, unveiled at Midem, the industry's annual get-together on the French Riviera, will be formally recognized at the IFPI Platinum Europe Awards in Brussels in the summer.
IFPI chairman Jay Berman, said: "Last year was another outstanding year for the Platinum Europe Award, with more album titles selling a million-plus copies than in any other year of the award's history.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/1775465.stm   (394 words)

 Recording Industry Association of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In addition, the triple Platinum certification of the “8 Mile” soundtrack ensured that it was the best selling soundtrack of the year.
The prolific Jay-Z, who has released an album every year since 1996, dropped yet another album this past November with the two disc “The Blueprint 2: The Gift and The Curse” which was quickly certified triple Platinum tying it with “Vol.
All of her previous albums released by Atlantic Records have been certified at least Gold, with both “Little Earthquakes” and “Under The Pink” reaching the double Platinum mark.
www.riaa.com /news/newsletter/122002.asp   (1233 words)

 The Best Selling Albums of All Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Platinum RIAA certification occurs for shipment of 1 million units, with multiplatinum certification for multiples of 1 million.
For boxed sets and double albums with a running time that exceeds 100 minutes, the RIAA multiplies shipments by the number of discs (or its tape or vinyl equivalent).
All of the albums on this chart are certified at a diamond level for sales of 10 million or more.
members.aol.com /PaulHry/music/riaa.html   (186 words)

 www.classicwhitney.com - IFPI Platinum Awards
Among albums winning their first awards in 1999, Shania Twain's "Come On Over" (Mercury) was the year's top Platinum Europe performer, moving to Pan-European sales of 5 million units.
The top-rated non-English-language albums of the year were Wolfgang Petry's "Alles" (Hansa), the "Notre Dame De Paris" studio soundtrack (Pomme/Sony/Universal), Lara Fabian's "Pure" (Polydor), Florent Pagny's "Savoir Aimer" (Mercury), Celine Dion's "S'il Suffisait D'aimer" (Columbia), and Alejandro Sanz's "Mas" (WEA), all of which reached 2 million units.
The Platinum Europe Awards ceremony, meanwhile, is on course for a July date in Brussels.
www.classicwhitney.com /newsfile/reports/awards/ifpiawrd_04feb2000.htm   (991 words)

 Cool Things, Kansas Platinum Record, Kansas State Historical Society
The platinum record featured here was awarded to Kerry Livgren as a member of Kansas when the album Monolith (1979) reached the 1,000,000 sale mark.
The tradition of awarding gold records to artists who achieve extraordinary success began in 1958, but by the mid-1970s the distribution of records had reached such a mass audience that the platinum record award was introduced to recognize the sale of one million albums.
Kansas has produced eight gold albums, two triple platinum albums, one platinum live album, and a one million-selling gold single, "Dust in the Wind."
www.kshs.org /cool3/record.htm   (427 words)

 Gold & Platinum - History of the Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Spanning over 40 years, the Gold®, Platinum®, Multi-Platinum™ and now Diamond® award programs are the longest-running objective measure of achievement for sound recordings in the United States, and provide an unmatched historical perspective on the success of countless recording artists.
The first Platinum™ album certified by the RIAA® was The Eagles' Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975.
Michael Jackson's Thriller, which was one of the first Multi-Platinum™ albums ever certified, held the top album slot from 1984 until his record was tied and then eventually broken in 1999.
www.riaa.com /gp/history/default.asp   (614 words)

 Club Photo - Premium Membership   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Platinum albums are the best albums we offer.
Platinum members get 10%* off purchases, guest book comment notification and much more.
The Album CD is a great way to showcase an album with family and friends, commemorate special moments, and protect your favorite on-line album.
www.clubphoto.com /memberservices/premium_pop/days_remaining.php   (251 words)

 Rick Springfield : iSOUND.COM
Thus began a whirlwind string of four platinum albums and 16 top forty songs in four years.
The soundtrack to his major motion picture, Hard to Hold, was Rick’s fourth and last platinum album of the 80s.
The album was doomed when Rick was injured in an ATV accident just days before the tour was to begin and rendered unable to hold a guitar for a year.
www.isound.com /rick_springfield/albums   (611 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Indie labels hail sales success
More than a quarter of new albums by UK artists that went platinum in the UK in 2002 were released on independent labels.
Craig David, Liberty X and Ash were among the five acts signed to indie labels who had platinum albums, accounting for 28% of such awards.
The Association of Independent Music (Aim), a trade group, had said 39% of platinum albums were on indie labels.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/3127039.stm   (193 words)

 ELVIS’ AMERICAN RECORD SALES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Conversely, albums were awarded gold status for sales of one million dollars based on thirty-three and a third percent of an album’s retail price rather than one million units, which was reflective of the lower priority placed on album sales.
Whilst ‘single’ requirements remained the same, album certification was now based on units sold rather than dollars, with 500,000 units being required for a gold album.
A gold album required 500,000 units to be sold, whereas a platinum album required one million units.
www.elvis-presley.ca /elvisriaa.htm   (3146 words)

 Josh Turner :: Your Man :: Official Website and Fan Club
Turner hit the platinum benchmark first, with his debut album LONG BLACK TRAIN and again on Friday when his sophomore effort YOUR MAN was certified platinum by the RIAA in recognition for selling 1,000,000 units.
The album made its debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart back in January with sales of over 100,000 units the first week in stores.
With back to back platinum albums, #1 albums and radio singles; this neo-traditionalist and his remarkable voice have been cemented into the hearts of country music fans┬ůspanning the generations.
joshturner.com /cgi-bin/news/news.cgi?ID=000051   (378 words)

 Club Photo Store (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Platinum albums have unique benefits that go beyond Basic and Gold albums.
Additional Platinum Albums can be purchased in packs of 25.
There is no renewal fee on album packs should you renew your membership.
www.clubphoto.com.cob-web.org:8888 /perl/app.pl/premium/product_displayer?page=platinum_albums   (128 words)

 November 2003 - Platinum Europe Awards / 1996-2001 - Platinum Albums by Country - The Shania Forums
The album is a bold attempt to weave together the struggles of individuals with the larger events wracking our political and social worlds.
The debut album from The Darkness was one of year's most anticipated, with the band consolidating its name for exciting live performances with festival shows across the UK, as well as support slots with Deep Purple and Lynryd Skynrd on their arena tour, and Metallica in Dublin.
It was the fastest-selling UK album since 1997, has been number 1 in 20 countries, and reached the top five in almost every country that has a chart.
www.shaniaforums.com /showthread.php?t=26878   (956 words)

Now, think of this: any platinum album or any platinum single has to have achieved gold status twice to go platinum, and some of these titles are multi-platinum.
This brings his total of times to go gold or platinum to 274, as one must go gold twice to go platinum, and some of the titles are multi-platinum.
The album from Blue Hawaii was number one for 20 weeks and was on the chart for 79 weeks.
theelvispresleyfile.freeservers.com /page4.html   (2639 words)

 PRESS RELEASE KOCH Records to Release Brand New Studio Album From Hip Hop Greats Bone Thugs-N-Harmony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This self-titled album will be the sixth Bone album in a stellar career in which all of the group's previous albums have gone either gold or platinum.
I was there when we stripped the Crossroads remix to the album, taking it from 2 million to 5 million sold.
I also did the Mo Thugs deal with the group, scoring 2 platinum albums with the Mo Thugs family and gold albums for Krayzie Bone and Bizzy bone.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=142138   (476 words)

 Jay Graydon. Official Web Site. Gold & Platinum Albums
Their Gold and Platinum Awards Program is the longest-running, objective measure of achievement for sound recordings within the U.S. music industry.
And consequently, for multi platinums additional millions are required.
The gold and platinum album certifications in these tables below are based on domestic sales only.
www.jaygraydon.com /goldtxt.htm   (222 words)

 Horizon to Horizon - Rob Pagano's Rush Music Tribute - Album sales
Rush released their first album in August 1974, and have released 17 studio albums, 1 special EP, 5 compilations, 5 live albums, and 4 full-length videos.
Information about each album (including song lists, running times, and lyrics) can be found on my Albums/Songs Page.
Virtually all of their full-length albums and videos (except Vapor Trails and some of the compilations) have been certified Gold or better by the RIAA.
rush.robpagano.com /index.php?c=sales   (265 words)

 HKVP Radio :: View topic - Commercially Success Cantopop releases run?
I remember on one TVB Gold Record Awards show, she collected 5 (count them) platinum albums (Jackie Chan had to carry them for her -- and she was angry at TVB because the appearance of JC, rumored to be her then boyfriend, was a total surprise to her).
I am guessing that she would be the singer with the most platinum albums before the mid 80s, when she went into semi-retirement.
Also in the issue was a listing of albums receiving either gold or platinum album status for the year 1978.
www.hkvpradio.com /phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=688   (2741 words)

 Evergreen Albums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Also available is the total list sorted as the most commercially important albums ever, and the list broken down into artist careers by adding all the albums for each artist together.
This file introduces the record format- a 'score' number which is zero-filled and represents the number of certified platinums times the number of years since the album's release, then the artist name (alphabetised on last name), then the album name.
No Led Zeppelin Greatest Hits albums were really necessary- the albums themselves served that purpose, defining a new area in rock which was further explored by many- none of whom could begin to approach the sheer consistency of the list-toppers here.
www.airwindows.com /analysis/Evergreens.html   (4071 words)

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