RIAAC

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Recording Industry Association of Antarctic Countries
Type Music chart certification
Industry Music chart certification
Founded January 13, 2010
Headquarters Neo Domino City, UnitedTerra
Area served Antarctica
Key people Unknown
Revenue UTD; 227 million (2010)
Operating income UTD; 74.2 million (2010)
Net income UTD; 74,000 (2010)
Employees 752
Website http://www.riaac.utr/


The Recording Industry Association of Arctic Countries, better known as the RIAA, is an organization that award certifications to albums and singles based on the number of copies the album or single has sold through digital download and buying it from a store. Then the sales are counted up and are given a certification based on the certification status the RIAA have made up themselves - the lowest being Bronze, then Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. The company only count digital downloads from iceTunes.

Background[edit]

The employees at the RIAA get the sales information from every store in the country. There are two main departments named the Albums Department and Singles Department, and then eight sub-departments for each of those, which are the charting countries. On their website, they have archives for every single and album that they have certified from 1980 onwards. Each employee counts up how many copies of the album/single have been sold by digital download first - then count up how many physical CDs have been sold each week, and add those two together. At the end of every week they check how many more copies have been sold. The Silver mark for an album is 75,000 copies and the Gold mark is 500,000. If that album has sold more than 75,000 copies, it is certified Silver. The certification is not updated again until the album exceeds 500,000 sales altogether - meaning it's certified from Silver to Gold.

Key people[edit]

Departments[edit]

There are certain departments which some employees are assigned to:

List of certifications[edit]

These are the lists of certifications given by the RIAAC.

Format Status
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum 2x Platinum 5x Platinum 8x Platinum Diamond
Album 75,000 500,000 1,000,000 2,000,000 5,000,000 8,000,000 20,000,000
Single 60,000 100,000

Club Penguin[edit]

There are different certifications in Club Penguin because of the population.

Format Status
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum 2x Platinum 5x Platinum 8x Platinum Diamond
Album 1,000 5,000 8,000 10,000 20,000 50,000 80,000 100,000
Single

Highest-selling records[edit]

List of highest-selling albums[edit]

Rank Released Title Artist Certification Approx. sales
1 2011 March on EBUL: Cheesy Songs to Sing to Annoy EBUL Marvin Lardner Monarch II 1× Diamond 25,620,816
2 2010 The Four Penguins Penguin Band 17× Platinum 15,000,000
3 2011 Late Arrival Delaine --- ---
4 2003 Going Home Delaine --- ---
5 --- --- --- --- ---
6 1999 Sonic 2001 Dr. Ray 16× Platinum 16,000,000
1 2013 Superstar Angie Hills 4× Platinum 16,000,000
7 2012 Hearts of Heaven Lucy Verghanta --- ---
8 --- --- --- --- ---
9 2011 The Return of Nebulent Nebulent 15× Platinum 15,000,000
10 2002 The Shadow Album: Introducing Nebulent Nyninyne & Nebulent --- ---
11 2005 The Harrison Harolds LP Nyninyne --- ---
12 2003 Mighty Nebulent Nebulent --- ---
13 2011 Rockhopper's Ballads Rockhopper 4× Platinum 4,000,000
14 2011 Unknown Hostilities The Young Shadows 4× Platinum 4,000,000
List current to July 16, 2013

List of highest-selling albums by year[edit]

Year Song Artist Number
sold
1998 "---" --- ---
1999 "Sonic 2001" Dr. Ray 8,631,469
2000 "The Harrison Harolds LP" Nyninyne 10,156,791
2001 "---" --- ---
2002 "The Shadow Album" Nyninyne & Nebulent 11,509,811
2003 "Mighty Nebulent" Nebulent 13,619,225
2004 "Return" Nyninyne 7,916,143
2005 "---" --- ---
2006 "---" --- ---
2007 "Live Fun" YOLO 5,311,938
2008 "Ego Stumblin'" Smooth Frogg 6,400,175
2009 "Deteriorate" Nyninyne 5,315,827
2010 "The Four Penguins" Penguin Band 14,742,397
2011 "Refill" Nyninyne 15,586,475
2012 "---" --- ---

List of highest-selling singles[edit]

Rank Released Title Artist Certification Approx. sales
1 2009 This Wiki's Not the Same Without You Greasy Spoon 56× Platinum 56,500,000
2 2002 Lose Control Nyninyne 56× Platinum 56,479,574
3 2009 Campfire Song Song Extended Awesomesauce 38× Platinum 38,100,000
4 2011 I Need A Hospital Dr. Ray ft. Nyninyne and Spyler Red 37× Platinum 37,975,560
5 2005 Banana Phone Bananaphone 28× Platinum 30,120,000
6 2007 Peanut Butter Jelly Time Bananaphone 28× Platinum 28,100,000
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List current to May 11, 2013

List of highest-selling singles by year[edit]

Year Song Artist Number
sold
1998 "---" --- ---
1999 "Still R.A.Y" Dr. Ray & Smooth Frogg 12,262,763
2000 "Forget About Ray" Dr. Ray & Nyninyne 15,563,987
2001 "The Real Sly Shadow" Nyninyne 14,997,456
2002 "Road to Nowhere" Nyninyne & Nebulent 11,410,776
2003 "Lose Control" Nyninyne 22,416,942
2004 "Mighty Nebulent" Nebulent 9,461,758
2005 "Terrible Fate" Nebulent 10,147,119
2006 "Rotate That (Soldier Boy)" Soldja Guy 14,365,412
2007 "History" Penguin Band 9,151,425
2008 "Amazing" Penguin Band 8,028,194
2009 "This Wiki's Not the Same Without You" Greasy Spoon 20,100,000
2010 "Never Scared" Nyninyne 20,873,974
2011 "I Need A Hospital" Dr. Ray & Nyninyne & Spyler Red 20,079,975
2012 "Could've Been You" DJ Crow & Cadence 5,863,974

Trivia[edit]

  • All apply for both, digital and non-digital single sales.
  • If there are more sales, the number increases: if there are 4,000,000 copies, it goes "4× Platinum".

See also[edit]