Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates" Goes Platinum; Dr. Dre & the Roots Get Gold

The 2001 compilation The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

The album, which includes seventeen of the duo's hits from Sara Smile to Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid, has now sold over one million copies in the U.S. It is the only album by a veteran artist to reach those heights in the last three months.

Gold albums have been awarded to Dr. Dre for his recent surprise album Compton while the Roots have received the same certification from the RIAA for their second album, 1994's Do You Want More?

On the singles side, Bon Jovi's It's My Life has gone double platinum for sales of two million downloads. Single platinum awards went to two Jay-Z tracks, one with Kanye West, along with a recent Tim McGraw hit and the Lee Greenwood classic God Bless the U.S.A.

Platinum Album (1,000,000 units per certification)

  • The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates - Daryl Hall & John Oates
Gold Album (500,000 units)
  • Compton - Dr. Dre
  • Do You Want More? - Roots
Platinum Single (1,000,000 units per certificate)
  • It's My Life - Bon Jovi (2x Platinum)
  • Tom Ford - Jay-Z
  • Meanwhile Back at Mama's - Tim McGraw
  • God Bless the U.S.A. - Lee Greenwood
  • Gotta Have It - Jay-Z & Kanye West
Gold Single (500,000 units)
  • Part II (On the Run) - Jay-Z
  • F*ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt - Jay-Z
  • Always - Bon Jovi