Latest RIAA certification Stories

2010-02-19 15:55:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- According to The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), iconic superstar Beyonce, is the artist with the most total certifications over the past decade, with a total of 64.

2006-01-04 21:00:00

U.S. music album sales last year slid to their lowest level since 1996, squelching any hopes that the recording industry's long downward spiral may have bottomed out, according to sales data issued on Wednesday.

2005-12-28 20:04:00

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Capping one of pop music's biggest comebacks, Mariah Carey has overtaken rap star 50 Cent in a year-end battle to claim the hottest-selling album of 2005. Carey's Grammy-nominated "The Emancipation of Mimi" climbed to the No. 1 spot for the year on U.S.

2005-08-05 14:16:57

By Barry A. Jeckell NEW YORK (Billboard) - A little more than a month after its release, Coldplay's "X&Y" has been certified double-platinum in July by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The trade group verified shipments of 2 million copies of the Capitol set to U.S. retailers.

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