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Janet jackson is really under-certified and it's time. Janet legacy really doesn't get justice smh

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By raw numbers, Taylor Swift is probably one of the most under certified artists.  
 

I think it might be ~40 million off for her.  

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Taylor Swift, 100%.

 

Not only are her certifications incredibly outdated, she has also not certified anything in the US since 2022. :rip:

Last year alone she has sold over 120M in song units, none of which is reflected in her certifications. And in terms of total album units, she has passed the 100M mark, yet her RIAA certifications only add up to 51M. :gaycat6:

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H.E.R. so ATRL can fume

Albums -

H.E.R. 3X Platinum

I Used To Know Her Platinum 

Back Of My Mind Platinum 

 

Songs - 

Best Part 9X Platinum 

Slide 4X Platinum 

B.S. 4X Platinum 

Damage 3X Platinum

Focus 3X Platinum 

Could've Been 3X Platinum

Every Kind Of Way 3X Platinum (might be around 2.8 - 2.9M atm)

Come Through 2X Platinum 

Etc

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Janet Jackson

Britney (There are still projects under certified)

I reckon Gaga to a certain extend as well although she's been very consistent with her certifications.

 

 

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We always do these 'artists who are under certified" threads, how about artists who may be OVER-certified :laugh: let's start there.

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2 hours ago, Sailor Moon said:

Taylor Swift

Ariana Grande

Madonna

Mariah Carey

Beyoncé

Bey made me so happy when she finally updated in 2022 but also pissed me off by not updating them fully. It makes no sense for Halo and Single ladies to be 9x platinum.

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2 hours ago, Soda Pop Queen said:

We always do these 'artists who are under certified" threads, how about artists who may be OVER-certified :laugh: let's start there.

LMFAO. Who are they?

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3 minutes ago, futuresuperstar2023 said:

LMFAO. Who are they?

I feel like a lot of popular artists, both past and present, are... particularly in the US market. The fact that the record labels/artists pays the RIAA for certifications tells me all I need to know.

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2 minutes ago, Soda Pop Queen said:

We always do these 'artists who are under certified" threads, how about artists who may be OVER-certified :laugh: let's start there.

Glitter. It's certified platinum but hasn't even reached 700k pure sales.

 

Also, possibly unpopular opinion, all artists in the digital era. When the industry transitioned from physical to digital singles, they should've been weighted differently since they have different costs. 1 physical single = 2 digital singles could be a good formula. It's way too easy to reach diamond status nowadays.

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Adele. Her pre 30 certifications haven't been updated since 2017 when she left her old label.  She has like 4 singles that are diamond eligible :chick3:

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The easier question would be what artist has their discography [almost] totally updated in certifications. 

:suburban:

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9 minutes ago, Aspookykid said:

Adele. Her pre 30 certifications haven't been updated since 2017 when she left her old label.  She has like 4 singles that are diamond eligible :chick3:

Yes adele NEEDS to update 

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53 minutes ago, Virgos Groove said:

Glitter. It's certified platinum but hasn't even reached 700k pure sales.

 

Also, possibly unpopular opinion, all artists in the digital era. When the industry transitioned from physical to digital singles, they should've been weighted differently since they have different costs. 1 physical single = 2 digital singles could be a good formula. It's way too easy to reach diamond status nowadays.

This doesn't make any sense because no single in the US is diamond eligible based on digital sales alone. Think you're confusing it with streaming 

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1 minute ago, frankvert said:

This doesn't make any sense because no single in the US is diamond eligible based on digital sales alone. Think you're confusing it with streaming 

True, but you can still reach 4xP on digital alone (WFL did it in just a few months, and went 7xP in 2013). For comparison, songs like One Sweet Day, TTWLG, Beat It, The Sign and NC2U "only" went platinum or 2xP in a similar span.

 

With the exception of CITW97 and a few other anomalies, most singles could only dream of going 5xP. IWALY, a mega smash, "only" made it to 4xP by early-93.

 

Of course, the singles market was bigger in the digital age, but that's because they were cheaper than physical singles, which is precisely my point. 4xP on digital isn't the same as 4xP on physical singles.

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37 minutes ago, Virgos Groove said:

True, but you can still reach 4xP on digital alone (WFL did it in just a few months, and went 7xP in 2013). For comparison, songs like One Sweet Day, TTWLG, Beat It, The Sign and NC2U "only" went platinum or 2xP in a similar span.

 

With the exception of CITW97 and a few other anomalies, most singles could only dream of going 5xP. IWALY, a mega smash, "only" made it to 4xP by early-93.

 

Of course, the singles market was bigger in the digital age, but that's because they were cheaper than physical singles, which is precisely my point. 4xP on digital isn't the same as 4xP on physical singles.

After the digital era, achieving diamond certification for a Single became very easy.

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Janet for sure

 

control should be 7x plat minimum, possibly 8x plat

RN should be 9x plat minimum, diamond most likely

janet should be 9x plat minimum, diamond most likely

DOAD should be 4x platinum minimum, could be 5x platinum depending on how much it sold in other music clubs

TVR should be 4x platinum minimum, inching to 5x plat

AFY should be 3x platinum, inching to 4x plat

Discipline should be gold

Number Ones should be gold minimum, closer to platinum by now I think (double album)

Unbreakable could be gold by now with streaming?

 

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