RIAA Awards Diamond Album To 2Pac
August 1, 2014

The RIAA has announced its latest round of Gold & Platinum sales certifications, and the most notable is a rare Diamond certification for the late rapper Tupac Shakur. His 1996 release All Eyez On Me has been certified as having sold 10 million copies in the U.S., earning the Diamond certification. At the same time, the 2002 collection Better Dayz, was certified 3X Platinum.

Beyonce's self-titled smash hit was certified as 2X Platinum, along with Country act Florida Georgia Line's Here's To The Good Times.

A number of notable releases went Gold in July, including Coldplay's Ghost Stories, Hail To The King from Avenged Sevenfold, Paramore's 2005 debut album All We Know Is Falling, and Jason Mraz's 2012 release Love Is A Four Letter Word. Country artists Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Kasey Musgraves and George Strait all earned Gold plaques for recent albums as well. The Beatles' Introducing The Beatles also was certified Gold, while four classic singles from the Fab Four were certified Gold as well.

As for Gold & Platinum singles, the aforementioned Florida Georgia Line saw their hit "Cruise" go 8X Platinum, while Miley Cyrus' 2009 smash "Party In The U.S.A." is now 7X Platinum. Lorde's "Royals" is also 7X Platinum, while "Team" was certified as 3X Platinum. "Naturally" from Selena Gomez & The Scene was certified 4X Platinum in July. Triple-Platinum certifications were awarded to Luke Bryan ("Country Girl (Shake It For Me)"), DJ Snake & Lil Jon ("Turn Down For What") and Ariana Grande ("The Way").


Music News
Adele Announces European Tour Dates
Quick Hits: Adele, Eagles of Death Metal, Charli XCX, Joe Jonas
Adele's 25 Smashes Sales Record
Quick Hits: Charlie Puth, Coldplay, Jack Ü
Bieber, One Direction Lead Billboard 200 Shakeup
One Direction, The Weeknd Win Multiple AMAs
Rihanna Announces Anti World Tour, Teases New Album
Foo Fighters Release Free EP
Quick Hits: Coldplay, U2, The Cure, Wilco
Chris Martin Talks Influences On New Coldplay Record
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Justin Bieber & One Direction, American Music Awards, Paris attacks, Tori Kelly
Adele's 25 Won't Be On Streaming Services
Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Jimmy Eat World, Freddie Mercury, Bonnaroo
Zayn Malik Opens Up About One Direction Exit
Quick Hits: Firefly Music Festival, Eagles of Death Metal, Grammy Hall of Fame
Breaking News
CMG Tampa Appoints John E. Kage Dir. of Branding & Programming at Hot 101.5 FM
In Brief - November 25, 2015
November 24, 2015
FCC Fines Drawing Scrutiny In Congress
In Brief - November 24, 2015
November 23, 2015
Bill Hess Named OM At Cumulus-Washington, D.C.
In Brief - November 23, 2015
November 20, 2015
Adams Radio Group Of Delmarva Names Jay Gleason Operations Manager
iHeartRadio Presents Adele¹s Album Premiere Live from Joe¹s Pub 
Radio Mercury Awards Announces Advisory Council
November 19, 2015
Westwood One: The State of American Podcasting
Nielsen: Connecting With Political Millennials Through Music
Jacobs Media Webinar: 10 Mega Trends That Impact Radio
November 18, 2015
Republic Records Promotes Ben Adelson To SVP/A&R
Y100’s TC Wins Dancing with the Savannah Stars
Greater Media's Magic 106.7 To Become Boston's Christmas Station
November 17, 2015
Alissa Pollack To Be Honored At T.J. Martell Foundation’s 16th Annual New York Family Day
Cash Money Records Announces Annual Turkey Giveaways in Miami & New Orleans
Amanda "AJ" Malone Joins iHeartMedia/Indianapolis
Jacobs Media Blogs Radio’s Days as a Primary Traffic Source May Be Numbered
November 16, 2015
Pandora to Acquire Key Assets from Rdio
Apple To Close Beats Music
Entercom Adds Ashley O. To Mornings On WSFS/Miami

Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

Search FMQB.com
FMQB Member Login

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