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