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Not One Artist Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014…

...and the news after the horrid AMA nominees were announced...

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http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/10/14/one-artist-album-gone-platinum-2014

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So far this year, 60 digital songs have sold over 1 million units as compared to 83 last year.

And after nine months, not one artist-album has yet to hit the million-unit mark.

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Frozen soundtrack is the year’s best-seller so far with a robust 3.12 million units.

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In the prior year, five albums each had scanned over a million units, led by Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience, which at the end of 2013’s third quarter had scans of 2.3 million units.


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Reply #1 posted 10/14/14 6:34pm

dm3857

Where's Adele at? that should spice things up.

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Reply #2 posted 10/14/14 7:22pm

alphastreet

Isn't Beyonce's suprise album platinum if not double platinum?

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Reply #3 posted 10/15/14 1:20am

SoulAlive

nowadays,just getting an album to reach gold status is a major task lol

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Reply #4 posted 10/15/14 3:23am

JoeTyler

JHC, compared to 2012-2014, 2008-2011 was even "KIND OF" interesting

please, everybody, recommend me THREE (just three, or at least two!) good albums (of any artist-any genre) of the post-2011 era, because the only thing I see when it comes to the 2012-2014 Post Adele's 21 era is a HUGE/EMPTY/STERILE BLACK HOLE OF NOTHING


thanks in advance

tinkerbell
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Reply #5 posted 10/15/14 5:02am

Thibaut

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Art Official Age - Prince

7 Days Of Funk - Snoop Dogg

The 20/20 Experience Justin Timberlake

The Electric Lady - Janelle Monae

Born Sinner - J. Cole

Twelve Reasons To Die - Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge

Life Is Good - NaS

Is Your Love Big Enough? - Lianne La Havas

good kid, m.A.A.d. City - Kendrick Lamar

Channel Orange - FRank Ocean

The Bravest Man In The Universe - Bobby Womack

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Reply #6 posted 10/15/14 6:14am

kitbradley

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Sources say Beyonce has secret plans to release another CD in December. She's working with the USPS to drop one millions copies of her new CD in mailboxes all over the United States on Christmas Eve so her album can be certified platinum in less than 24 hours.

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #7 posted 10/15/14 7:12am

Graycap23

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This really isn't surprising at all.

Just look at the list of artists slated 2 received awards 4 being the "best" of the year.

Total garbage 4 the most part.

[Edited 10/15/14 8:16am]

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Reply #8 posted 10/15/14 8:15am

lezama

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Romeo Santo's album Formula Vol 2 went 4x platinum although most english speaking people (outside of New York and maybe Miami) don't know who he is yet..

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Enrique Iglesias's album Sex + Love (which also features Romeo Santos) also went double platinum this year

Change it one more time..
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Reply #9 posted 10/15/14 8:18am

Musicslave

wow neutral Can't say I'm surprised though.

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Reply #10 posted 10/15/14 8:21am

dm3857

JoeTyler said:

JHC, compared to 2012-2014, 2008-2011 was even "KIND OF" interesting

please, everybody, recommend me THREE (just three, or at least two!) good albums (of any artist-any genre) of the post-2011 era, because the only thing I see when it comes to the 2012-2014 Post Adele's 21 era is a HUGE/EMPTY/STERILE BLACK HOLE OF NOTHING


thanks in advance

off the top of my head

Prince Art Official Age

David Bowie The Next Day

St Vincent St Vincent

Daft Punk Random Access Memories

Frank Ocean Channel Orange

It's Album Time with Todd Terje

Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, m.A.A.d. city

Kanye West Yeezus

LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening

Arcade Fire Reflektor

Flying Lotus

Death Grips The Money Store

Disclosure Settle

Chance the Rapper Acid Rap

Flying Lotus You're Dead

Caribous Our Love

Jack White Blunderbuss

Jack White Lazaretto

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Reply #11 posted 10/15/14 8:25am

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JoeTyler said:

JHC, compared to 2012-2014, 2008-2011 was even "KIND OF" interesting

please, everybody, recommend me THREE (just three, or at least two!) good albums (of any artist-any genre) of the post-2011 era, because the only thing I see when it comes to the 2012-2014 Post Adele's 21 era is a HUGE/EMPTY/STERILE BLACK HOLE OF NOTHING


thanks in advance

you might think they're shit, but here's my favorites from the last few years:

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Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man

Beck - Morning Phase

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

Depeche Mode - Delta Machine

IamamIwhoamI - Bounty

James Blake - Overgrown

Sisyphus - Sisyphus

Nick Cave - Push The Sky Away

Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady

John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts

Darkside - Psychic

Tricky - False Idols

Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks

Porcelain Raft - Permanent Signal

The National - Trouble Will Find Me

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #12 posted 10/15/14 8:28am

IstenSzek

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ok, i just realised you said "JUST THREE" smile

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beck - morning phase

bat for lashes - the haunted man

john grant - pale green ghosts

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #13 posted 10/15/14 11:29am

Identity

alphastreet said:

Isn't Beyonce's suprise album platinum if not double platinum?



Yes, her self-titled album sold 1M copies in 6 days last Dec, and the cumulative sales were up to 1.43 million copies by early January 2014.





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Reply #14 posted 10/15/14 12:08pm

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lezama said:

Romeo Santo's album Formula Vol 2 went 4x platinum although most english speaking people (outside of New York and maybe Miami) don't know who he is yet..

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Enrique Iglesias's album Sex + Love (which also features Romeo Santos) also went double platinum this year

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Because Americans don't hear Spanish music. Its like internet/fax noise to them. Santos/Aventura-sound "bachata" is inescapable to people with ears. I hear him more than Rihanna out on the streets.

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Reply #15 posted 10/15/14 12:35pm

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Identity said:



alphastreet said:


Isn't Beyonce's suprise album platinum if not double platinum?





Yes, her self-titled album sold 1M copies in 6 days last Dec, and the cumulative sales were up to 1.43 million copies by early January 2014.







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1 million? I heard 300,000.
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Reply #16 posted 10/15/14 1:10pm

TeeeeHaaaaHooo
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The statement that "not one artist has gone platinum in 2014" is not true. The writer of the source article is either a lazy reporter or is being purposely deceptive. The RIAA's certifications are easily searchable in their online database. Enrique Iglesias, Santana, Romeo Santos, Jenni Rivera, Kanye West, Garth Brooks, Eminem, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, Daft Punk, Beyonce, Gerardo Ortiz, Prince Royce, and One Direction are just a few of the artists whose albums have gone platinum in 2014. This doesn't even include multi-platinum album certifications or 2014 platinum certifications of albums released prior to 2013.

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TeeeeHaaaaHooo
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Reply #18 posted 10/15/14 1:16pm

2freaky4church
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Platinum grillz.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #19 posted 10/15/14 1:17pm

Identity

MotownSubdivision said:

1 million? I heard 300,000.



I stand corrected--the album sold 1.3 million copies after 17 days of release. It sold 617K copies in 3 days.


You can read the article
here.






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Reply #20 posted 10/15/14 1:29pm

lezama

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TheGoldStandard said:

lezama said:

Romeo Santo's album Formula Vol 2 went 4x platinum although most english speaking people (outside of New York and maybe Miami) don't know who he is yet..

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Enrique Iglesias's album Sex + Love (which also features Romeo Santos) also went double platinum this year

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Because Americans don't hear Spanish music. Its like internet/fax noise to them. Santos/Aventura-sound "bachata" is inescapable to people with ears. I hear him more than Rihanna out on the streets.

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Yup

Change it one more time..
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Reply #21 posted 10/15/14 3:07pm

JoeTyler

lezama said:

TheGoldStandard said:

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Because Americans don't hear Spanish music. Its like internet/fax noise to them. Santos/Aventura-sound "bachata" is inescapable to people with ears. I hear him more than Rihanna out on the streets.

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Yup

people, in general, should pay more attention to spanish (south-american or from Spain) pop/rock: often VERY good

tinkerbell
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Reply #22 posted 10/15/14 5:25pm

Frederick96

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Yes Beyonce's album is platinum plus...but it was released last year.

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Reply #23 posted 10/15/14 5:38pm

MotownSubdivis
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Frederick96 said:

Yes Beyonce's album is platinum plus...but it was released last year.

To be fair, it dropped 18 days before 2013 ended. It may as well have come out this year.
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Reply #24 posted 10/15/14 6:00pm

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lezama said:

Romeo Santo's album Formula Vol 2 went 4x platinum although most english speaking people (outside of New York and maybe Miami) don't know who he is yet..

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Enrique Iglesias's album Sex + Love (which also features Romeo Santos) also went double platinum this year

Where I live, I hear tejano more than anything else, but reggaeton was popular a few years ago.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #25 posted 10/15/14 6:43pm

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kitbradley said:

Sources say Beyonce has secret plans to release another CD in December. She's working with the USPS to drop one millions copies of her new CD in mailboxes all over the United States on Christmas Eve so her album can be certified platinum in less than 24 hours.

Thank god the recyling bin is kept next to the mail boxes in my building.

The Most Important Thing In Life Is Sincerity....Once You Can Fake That, You Can Fake Anything.
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Reply #26 posted 10/16/14 5:45am

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There are families looking for someone with the vocal talent and SONGS of an Adele, and I don't mean production tricks. In addition, if the album in not slapped with a parental advisory sticker, seems it would help. That warning went from helping to sell albums to keeping parents and people with self-respect (and money) from spending their money. I swear. If you look at the bestsellers of all-time, they are usually not explicit, and usually point to an older age group, many who can't listen to anything in front of their
Kids, except for Frozen.
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Reply #27 posted 10/16/14 8:15am

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Cinny said:

There are families looking for someone with the vocal talent and SONGS of an Adele, and I don't mean production tricks. In addition, if the album in not slapped with a parental advisory sticker, seems it would help. That warning went from helping to sell albums to keeping parents and people with self-respect (and money) from spending their money. I swear. If you look at the bestsellers of all-time, they are usually not explicit, and usually point to an older age group, many who can't listen to anything in front of their Kids, except for Frozen.

You mean those parents who buy their kids Grand Theft Auto & Call Of Duty. razz

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #28 posted 10/16/14 9:40am

Cinny

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MickyDolenz said:



Cinny said:


There are families looking for someone with the vocal talent and SONGS of an Adele, and I don't mean production tricks. In addition, if the album in not slapped with a parental advisory sticker, seems it would help. That warning went from helping to sell albums to keeping parents and people with self-respect (and money) from spending their money. I swear. If you look at the bestsellers of all-time, they are usually not explicit, and usually point to an older age group, many who can't listen to anything in front of their Kids, except for Frozen.


You mean those parents who buy their kids Grand Theft Auto & Call Of Duty. razz


The parents who play Call Of Duty on the low but have no new music in their van because Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj grosses them out.
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Reply #29 posted 10/16/14 10:06am

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Cinny said:

MickyDolenz said:

You mean those parents who buy their kids Grand Theft Auto & Call Of Duty. razz

The parents who play Call Of Duty on the low but have no new music in their van because Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj grosses them out.

But are ok with the prostitutes on GTA. lol Ya know some video games sell way more than CDs nowadays and they cost double or triple a CD price. There's also the women characters in comic books and Japanese cartoons & manga which are popular with kids.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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