- RIAA Certification of 100,000 units: Oro album.
- RIAA Certification of 200,000 units: Platino album.
- RIAA Certification of 400,000 units: Multi-Platino album.
- RIAA Certification of 500,000 units: Gold album.
- RIAA Certification of 1,000,000 units: Platinum album.
- RIAA Certification of 1,500,000 units: 1.5 Platinum album.
- RIAA Certification of n,000,000 units: Multi-Platinum album or nx Platinum album.
- RIAA Certification of 10,000,000 units: Diamond album.
Some other countries have similar schemes. See Gold album.
Multi-disc albums get counted once for each disc within the album .
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List of artists with most platinum albums
These artists have the most gold and platinum albums (each album is counted only once even if the album was certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum):
- Elvis Presley (80)
- Barbra Streisand (46) (the female with the most multi-platinum titles)
- The Beatles (41)
- The Rolling Stones (38)
- Neil Diamond (37)
- Elton John (32)
- Kenny Rogers/First Edition (28)
- Frank Sinatra(26)
- Bob Dylan (28) (two with The Band)
- Willie Nelson (24)
- George Strait (24) (all 24 have gone gold and platinum)
- Kiss (23)
- Rush (22)
- Alabama (22)
- Mariah Carey (12)
- Madonna (9)
- Whitney Houston (5)
List of artists with most platinum singles
These artists as having the most gold and platinum singles.
- Elvis Presley (24+28)
- Madonna (20+4)
- The Beatles (18+6)
- Whitney Houston (14+6)
- Janet Jackson (16+3)
- Elton John (13+6)
- Michael Jackson (7+9)
- The Temptations (10+6)
- Mariah Carey (13+8)
- Aretha Franklin (15)
- List of best selling albums
- List of best selling singles
- Gold album
- Recording Industry Association of America