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10 iconic alternative albums that deserve to be certified RIAA gold
10 iconic alternative albums that deserve to be certified RIAA gold
We've already established that there are some surprises that come with RIAA certifications. That said, there's nothing more troubling than realizing that some of the most iconic alternative albums have never been certified gold. It's not particularly surprising that there are some discrepancies between an album's generalized reception and its certification standing. Aft...
Cardi B is the first female rapper to achieve this major music milestone
Cardi B is the first female rapper to achieve this major music milestone
Back in 2017, Cardi B took the music world by a storm with her hit single "Bodak Yellow." Now, it looks like the song is still dominating playlists and setting records four years later. This week, "Bodak Yellow" was certified diamond by the RIAA, making Cardi B the first-ever female rapper to achieve this milestone...
Halsey becomes first platinum-certified artist of 2020 with ‘Manic’
Halsey becomes first platinum-certified artist of 2020 with ‘Manic’
Halsey dropped her third full-length album Manic at the beginning of the year and now it's become the first record of 2020 receiving platinum certification. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the album is the first earning the status in 2020 as of today (February 26). Read More: K... Read More ...
10 famous musician-related court cases that changed music
10 famous musician-related court cases that changed music
Music is supposed to be a form of entertainment, but when it comes to money or placing blame on someone over a wrongdoing, the excitement takes a back seat, and musicians make their way into the legal system. Whether it’s copyright claims, contract disputes or the antics of the musicians themselves, artists have a long history with the courts, and many cases have created legal precedents that blee
Amazon reportedly fulfilling orders with counterfeit CDs, study finds
Amazon reportedly fulfilling orders with counterfeit CDs, study finds
Amazon and other major online retailers might be braking a few hearts. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has some shocking news. They suggest that around 25% of all CDs fulfilled by Amazon are counterfeit. The RIAA represents major labels Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony Music and is responsible for those Gold and Platinum Record standards...
twenty one pilots snag first ‘Trench’ single gold certification
twenty one pilots snag first ‘Trench’ single gold certification
twenty one pilots have once again seen their way to the top. As of Wednesday, April 17, the band’s song “My Blood” was certified gold by the RIAA. According to Rocksound, “My Blood” is the first song from the duo’s 2018 album Trench to achieve such an honor, even despite it being the fourth single released from the record.  Read more: Tyler Posey leaves PV... Read More ...
Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Vices & Virtues’ hit a huge milestone
Panic! At The Disco’s ‘Vices & Virtues’ hit a huge milestone
A congratulations are in order for Panic! At The Disco! The band's album Vices & Virtues has been certified Gold by RIAA after selling half a million units. Read more: Panic! At The Disco introduce new bass player The band released the album in 2011, and it happens to feature a few of our Panic! faves, including "The Ballad Of ...

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