Gold disc


July 5, 2022

A gold disc is an award given to a song according to the number of records sold or shipped in that country (including CDs after the appearance of the CD) based on the standards set for each country. After that, it basically increases to "double-" (2 times), "triple-" (3 times), "quadruple-" (4 times), and so on. In some cases, silver discs are prepared at the bottom and platinum discs, diamond discs, etc. are prepared at the top in each country, and there are also cases where different standards are set for singles, albums, videos, etc. As a souvenir, the award-winning songs will be presented with silver, gold, and platinum colored records that are framed and accompanied by a nameplate. The origin of the gold disc is given by each record company to the artist who produced the work that contributed to the sales, and Glenn used in the movie "Sun Valley Serenade" (20th Century Fox, 1941) that sold 1.2 million copies. It started in February 1942 when RCA Records awarded Miller "Chatanooga Choo Chu".

Criteria for each country


Revocation of certification

Gold disc certification is not normally revoked, but in rare cases the certification may be revoked, such as when a record company offers to decline the certification. In Japan, in February 2014, there was an example in which the gold disc certification of the CD "Symphony No. 1 HIROSHIMA" under the name of Mamoru Samurago was revoked because the record company Nippon Columbia had requested to decline the certification. As of 2022, this is the only case in Japan where the gold disc certification has been revoked.


Related items

List of best-selling albums List of best-selling singles

External link

Gold Disc Certification-From the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) website Gold Disc Award-Special site Gold & Platinum-From the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) website