Frozen Stays At #1, RIAA Releases Gold & Platinum Certifications
April 9, 2014


Christina Perri
The Frozen soundtrack continues to top the Nielsen SoundScan sales chart, remaining at #1 with another 149,000 copies sold, in its ninth overall week at #1. The highest debut this week came from Australian group 5 Seconds Of Summer, whose EP She Looks So Perfect arrived at #2. The Pop-Rock act was One Direction's opener on their 2013 arena tour, and will open for them again this year. (Billboard notes that both groups share the same management.)

Rock vets Chevelle debuted at #3 with La Gargola, followed by Pop singer-songwriter Christina Perri at #4 with her new album, Head Or Heart. The rest of the top ten was rounded out by Shakira's self-titled release at #5, Country act Dan + Shay with Where It All Began at #6, Nickel Creek's comeback record A Dotted Line at #7, Out Among The Stars from the late Johnny Cash at #8, Pharrell Williams' G I R L at #9 and the latest NOW collection at #10.

In other sales news, the RIAA has announced its latest Gold & Platinum certifications, with four acts getting their first double-Platinum digital single nods: Capital Cities for "Safe and Sound," Lupe Fiasco for "The Show Goes On, " John Legend for "All Of Me" and Pharrell's smash "Happy," which actually went triple-Platinum.

The RIAA awarded five first-time Platinum single certifications to rapper 2 Chainz for "We Own It (Fast & Furious)," American Authors for "Best Day Of My Life," Cassadee Pope for "Wasting All These Tears," Sage The Gemini for "Gas Pedal" and Cole Swindell for "Chillin' It."

R&B artist Jason Derulo achieved his fifth Platinum Digital Single Award for "The Other Side," while Kanye West gained his career 11th for "Monster." Additionally, Demi Lovato took home a Gold award for her new single "Neon Lights" and a Platinum for her song "Here We Go Again."

As for albums, P!nk earned March's top award: a double-Platinum for her latest record The Truth About Love. P!nk has received an impressive seven Platinum (or higher) albums over the last 14 years.




 
Music News
Taylor Swift Reveals Songs of 1989
Florida Georgia Line, Bob Seger Lead Sales Chart
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Gwen Stefani, Cold War Kids
Charli XCX, Haim and More Contribute to Hunger Games
Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Smashing Pumpkins, Milky Chance
U2 Sits Down For Intimate Radio Special
Quick Hits: Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Foo Fighters, Dropkick Murphys, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
One Direction Reveal Four Tracklist
The Week In Review: 10/13-10/17
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, U2, Snoop Dogg / Pharrell, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina
Pitbull Goes Global In November
Quick Hits: Sam Smith, MTV EMAs, Songwriters Hall of Fame, The Pixies, Fall Out Boy, Bonnaroo
Jason Aldean, Hozier Top Album Sales Chart
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Prince, Ariana Grande
Taylor Swift Taps Into the '80s For "Out Of The Woods"
Breaking News
Pandora AMP Allows For "Large Scale" Artist Analytics
Spanish Broadcasting System Names Eric Garcia Radio Revenue Chief, GM, New York Market
The Conclave To Honor Ginny Morris With The Rockwell Award
In Brief - October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014
Report: Ron Fair Departs Virgin Records
Adobe, Nielsen To Create Comprehensive Measurement Platform For Digital Content
DMR/Interactive Names Doug Smith VP/Marketing Strategy
Triton Digital's August 2014 Ranker: Major News Events Show Impact On Top 20 Streaming Audio Markets
October 20, 2014
iHeartMedia San Francisco Names Mark Adams PD of KYLD & KIOI
Premiere Networks Promotes Claudine Cazian To VP/Programming & Branded Entertainment
Entercom Names Carlos Lamadrid VP/National Sales, Strategic Partnerships
Pandora Hires Steve Bené As General Counsel
In Brief - October 20, 2014
October 17, 2014
In Brief - October 17, 2014
The Week In Review: 10/13-10/17
October 16, 2014
Michael Jordan Named PD At WAMZ
Dan Chertoff Named VP, A&R, RCA Records
Greater Media Chairman, CEO Peter Smyth Named Among The 2014 Giants of Broadcasting
Joe Cuello Joins TuneCore As Chief Creative Officer
Clip Interactive Reports Milestones In Revenue, MAUs, Engagement For Radio Station Partners
iHeartMedia Wins Gold Award At Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards
In Brief - October 16, 2014
October 15, 2014
Gayle Troberman Named iHeartMedia EVP And Chief Marketing Officer
John Geary Appointed Market President For iHeartMedia Sacramento
Sun & Fun Media Partners With Premiere Networks For Ad Sales
FMQB NOW

Chris P, PD
KRQQ & KMIY/Tucson

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!