Who has the most gold diamond and platinum records in the music business?
Mr. Elvis Presley
- 1. Elvis Presley (97 Gold, 55 Platinum, 26 Multi Platinum/Diamond)
- 2. The Beatles (44 Gold, 38 Platinum, 24 Multi Platinum/Diamond)
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Elvis - a billion records & climbing! . As of January 2004, Elvis Presley has 147 different albums and singles certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA. By fa…r, Elvis has more RIAA certifications than any other artist or group.. It is estimated that Elvis has sold over one billion records worldwide, more that anyone else in the history of the record business!. The RIAA is the official body to which record companies report record sales figures and request the awarding of gold and platinum records to their artists for American sales achievements. The RIAA came into existence in 1958. Elvis had many gold records before that time that were awarded in-house from his record company, RCA. However, RCA, for the most part, did not request retroactive RIAA certification of these pre-RIAA record sales achievements. Also, over the years RCA sis not often request additional certification when the records went gold again, or request retroactive platinum certification when the platinum status was created in the 1970's. Therefore, in Elvis' lifetime he did not get all of the gold and platinum certifications he was due, and in th eyears following his death the award certification became even more badly outdated. Some time after BMG bought RCA Records, the new administration decided to go back and make it right. But, pre-computer files on Elvis' sales were mis-filed, incomplete, lost and scattered. It happened that in 1990 Graceland had acquired the lifetime collection of files, photography, memorabilia of Colonel Tom Parke, Elvis' long-time career manager. Colonel's files were more complete and were well-organized. In early 1992, RCA and Graceland worked together to bring auditors from the RIAA to Graceland to go through Colonel's files.. It is estimated that 40% of Elvis' record sales have been outside the U.S. But , exact figures for all the countries around the world are even harder to come by than the American sales figures. In August 1997 at a special persentation at Graceland, over 100 awards were presented for world wide record sales, including a plaque for over 400 million records sold outside the U.S.. The above was taken from www.elvis.com/elvisology/faq 8/15/2007 by a loyal Elvis fan. Passed away 30 years ago - seems like only yesterday - and he's still charting gold records & taking care of business!
Barbra Streisand currently holds the second place title for mostGold albums with 51. She is second only to Elvis Presley who has 90Gold albums.
I am pretty sure a silver record is 100,000 or 250,000 sold...Gold is 500,000 sold and platinum is 1,000,000 sold
Paul McCartney! Also known as the former beatle:) he has 60 gold albums
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What distinguises gold and platinum records- not the composition of the records I mean in terms of how many are sold.
Elvis earned 147 albums or singles that have received gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards.
Jay-Z has the most #1 albums from a solo artist with 11 in a row
In terms of number of gold or platinum records for recorded music singles or albums what are the three all time leading performer or groups?
Michael jackson,ACDC and the eagles.
Here's a chronilogical order. YEAR/ TITLE/ STATUS/ 1969 NEIL DIAMOND … 1 GOLD/1 PLATINUM 1969 TOUCHING YOU, TOUCHING ME 1 GOLD 1970 GOLD/ LIVE 1 GOLD/ DBL. PLATINUM 1970 TAPROOT MANUSCRIPT 1 GOLD/1 PLATINUM 1971 STONES 1 GOLD 1972 MOODS 1 GOLD/1 PLATINUM 1972 HOT AUGUST NIGHT/LIVE 1 GOLD/DBL PLATINUM 1973 RAINBOW 1 GOLD 1974 HIS 12 GREATEST HITS 1 GOLD/4 TIME MULTI- PLATINUM 1974 SERENADE 1 GOLD/1 PLATINUM 1976 BEAUTIFUL NOISE 1 GOLD/1 PLATINUM 1977 LOVE AT THE GREEK/LIVE 1 GOLD/1 PLATINUM 1077 I'M GLAD YOU'RE HERE W/ME 1 GOLD/DBL PLATINUM TONIGHT 1978 YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS 1 GOLD/DBL PLATINUM 1979 SEPTEMBER MORN 1 GOLD/MULTI-PLATINUM 1981 THE JAZZ SINGER/SOUNDTRACK 1 GOLD/5 TIME MULTI- PLATINUM 1981 LOVE SONGS 1 GOLD 1981 ON THE WAY TO THE SKY 1 GOLD/1 PLATINUM 1982 12 GREATEST HITS VOL. II 1 GOLD/3 TIME MULTI- PLATINUM 1982 HEARTLIGHT 1 GOLD/1 PLATINUM 1983 CLASSICS/THE EARLY YEARS 1 GOLD/1 PLATINUM 1984 PRIMITIVE 1 GOLD 1989 BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 1 GOLD 1991 LOVESCAPE 1 GOLD 1992 GREATEST HITS 1966-1992 1 GOLD/3 TIME MULTI- PLATINUM 1992 THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM 1 GOLD/DBL PLATINUM 1003 UP ON THE ROOF 1 GOLD 1994 LIVE IN AMERICA 1 GOLD 1994 CHRISTMAS ALBUM II 1 GOLD 1996 TENNESSEE MOON 1 GOLD 1996 IN MY LIFETIME/BOXSET 1 GOLD 1998 AS TIME GOES BYE/MOVIE ALBUM 1 GOLD 1999 20 CENTURY MASTERS/MILLENIUM 1 GOLD COLLECTION 2001 THREE CHORD OPERA 1 GOLD 2001 THE ESSENTIAL NEIL DIAMOND 1 GOLD/1 PLATINUM **status unknown for 12 SONGS/2005, HOME BEFORE DARK/2008, AND HOT AUGUST NIGHT- LIVE, NYC/2009.** NEIL DIAMOND has 35 GOLD albums and 37 PLATINUM albums to date. The artists must sell 500,000+ albums to earn a GOLD, 1 million albums sold to earn a PLATINUM, and 2 million+ to earn MULTI-PLATINUM.
Adam's debut album "For Your Entertainment" is certified gold, and as of this writing just went platinum! He also had a hit single that sold about 2million copies but for some… reason has not been certified. Adam's sophomore album "Trespassing" is set to be released on May 15, 2012.
Platinum is more expensive than gold. More on platinum at link below.
Gramme for gramme, ounce for ounce, you'll always pay more for diamond than for platinum.
Diamond is sales of over 10 million units. Multi-platinum is salesin multiples of one-million (ie, triple platinum = 3 million, etc.)
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I believe the answer to that would be Elvis Presley. Not only is he considered the most popular and best selling rock & roll artist of all time, but he had a string of big hit…s in the 50's, 60's, and 70's on the pop charts, country charts, gospel charts, R&B charts, and album charts. Plus, at that time it was much more common for artists to release 2 or 3 singles at the same time, and since it was common Elvis to have "double-sided" hits in which both the A-side and B-side would hit the charts, he would easily end up with 5 or 6 bestselling hits all at the same time.
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