Artist Awards

Platinum, Gold, and Silver discs are awarded for a major contribution to the volume of sales of a particular single or album. In the UK, single awards start at 200,000 sales, a Silver record, 400,000 sales, a Gold record and 600,000 sales, a Platinum record, very few achieve double Platinum status 1,200,0000. I’ve been lucky enough to have two records that have achieved that status in thirty three years, showing how rare the achievement is. Those being …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears and Tragedy by Steps.

Albums are awarded in the same way but at different sales levels, 60,000 albums sales is recognized as a Silver record, 100,000 sales a Gold record and 300,000 sales a Platinum record. Some albums achieve multi-Platinum status, I’ve been fortunate to be involved in many of these, the best selling album of my career, Justified by Justin Timberlake which achieved sales of 1,800,000, a six time Platinum award.

1984
SINGLES
Ghostbusters Ray Parker Gold
Another Rock ‘n’ Roll Christmas Gary Glitter Silver
Bird Of Paradise Snowy White Silver
That’s Living Alright Joe Fagin Silver
Whatever I Do Hazell Dean Silver
Caribean Queen Billy Ocean Silver
ALBUMS
Hooked On Number 1′s Compilation Gold
All By Myself Compilation Gold
Hungry For Hits Compilation Gold
Breakdance Compilation Silver
All The Hits Eddie grant Gold
1985
SINGLES
White Wedding Billy Idol Silver
Atmosphere Russ Abbot Silver
Suddenly Billy Ocean Silver
Say I’m Your Number 1 Princess Silver
ALBUMS
Suddenly Album Billy Ocean Gold
Night Moves Compilation Gold
Songbook Barbara Dickson Gold
Greatest Hits Randy Crawford Gold
Vitol Idol Billy Idol Silver
Here’s To Future Days Thompson Twins Gold
1986
SINGLES
Starting Together Su Pollard Silver
Brother Louie Modern talking Silver
Spirit In The Sky Dr & The Medics Silver
When The Going Gets Tough Billy Ocean Gold
ALBUMS
On The Beach Chris Rea Gold
Love Zone Billy Ocean Gold
Princess Princess Silver
Two’s Company Compilation Silver
Dance Hits 2 Compilation Silver
Dance Hits 1 Compilation Silver
1987
SINGLES
Reet Petite Jackie Wilson Gold
I Should Be So Lucky Kylie Minogue Silver
I Think We’re Alone Now Tiffany Silver
Let It Be Ferry Aid Gold
ALBUMS
From Motown With Love Compilation Platinum
Jonathon Butler Jonathon Butler Album Gold
1988
SINGLES
Don’t Turn Around Aswad Silver
Nothing Can Divide Us Jason Donovan Silver
Get Outta My Dreams Billy Ocean Silver
One Moment In Time Whitney Houston Silver
Suddenly Angry Anderson Silver
Especially For You Kylie & Jason Gold
ALBUMS
Kylie Kylie Minogue Platinum
Julia Fordham Julia Fordham Silver
1989
SINGLES
Blame It On The Boogie Big Fun Silver
Love Changes Everything Michael Ball Silver
The Time Warp Damien Silver
Too Many Broken Hearts Jason Donovan Gold
ALBUMS
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses Gold
Ten Good Reasons Jason Donovan Double Platinum
Enjoy Yourself Kylie Minogue triple Platinum
Greatest Hits Billy Ocean Platinum
1990
SINGLES
Happening All Over Again Lonnie Gordon Silver
1991
ALBUMS
Born Into The 90′s R Kelly Silver
Mr Lucky John Lee Hooker Gold
Damn Right I Got The Blues Buddy Guy Silver
1992
SINGLES
No Limit 2 Unlimited Platinum
ALBUM
Spartacus Compilation Gold
1993
SINGLES
Boom Shake The Room Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Silver
Oh Carolina Shaggy Gold
ALBUMS
Feels Like Rain Buddy Guy Silver
12 Play R Kelly Silver
12 Play R Kelly Gold
1994
SINGLES
Cotton Eye Joe Rednex Platinum
She’s Got That Vibe R Kelly Silver
ALBUMS
Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number Aaliyah Silver
1995
SINGLES
Total Eclipse of The Heart Nicki French Silver
ALBUMS
Complete Stone Roses The Stone Roses Silver
Complete Stone Roses The Stone Roses Gold
1996
SINGLES
I Believe I Can Fly R Kelly Platinum
I Believe I Can Fly R Kelly Gold
I Believe I Can Fly R Kelly Silver
ALBUMS
Essentials Bread Gold
Essentials Bread Silver
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys Silver
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys Gold
96/97
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys 10 Million Disc
1997
SINGLES
Everybody-Backstreets Back Backstreet Boys Silver
5678 Steps Silver
Gotham City R Kelly Silver
Everybody-Backstreets Back Backstreet Boys Platinum
ALBUMS
Backstreets Back Backstreet Boys Silver
Backstreets Back Backstreet Boys Gold
L.I.F.E Billy Ocean Silver
L.I.F.E Billy Ocean Gold
1998
SINGLES
One For Sorrow Steps Gold
Feel It Tamperer Gold
tragedy Steps Platinum
I’m Your Angel Celine Dion & R Kelly Silver
If You Buy This Record Tamperer Silver
Last Thing On My Mind Steps Silver
ALBUMS
R R Kelly Gold
R R Kelly Platinum
2 Pac Greatest Hits Silver
2 Pac Greatest Hits Gold
2 Pac Greatest Hits Platinum
Step One Steps 4 x Platinum
Step One Steps 5 x Platinum
Essentials George Benson Gold
Best Of The Levellers The Levellers Gold
1999
SINGLES
Baby One More Time Britney Spears Double Platinum
I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys Gold
Love’s Got A Hold Of My Heart Steps Silver
Born To Make You Happy Britney Spears Silver
You Drive Me Crazy Britney Spears Silver
Changes 2 Pac Silver
Better Best Forgotten Steps Gold
After The Love Has Gone Steps Gold
Better The Devil Steps Gold
Sweet Like Chocolate Shanks & Bigfoot Platinum
If You Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time R Kelly Platinum
ALBUMS
Baby One More Time Britney Spears triple Platnum
Vertigo Groove Armada Silver
Vertigo Groove Armada Gold
Millenium Backstreet Boys Gold
Millenium Backstreet Boys Platinum
Steptacular Steps 4 x Platinum
2000
SINGLES
Lucky Britney Spears Silver
Bye Bye Bye NSync Silver
Oops I Did It Again Britney Spears Gold
ALBUMS
Buzz Steps Double Platinum
No Strings NSync Silver
No Strings NSync Gold
TP2.com R Kelly Silver
TP2.com R Kelly Gold
Black & Blue Backstreet Boys Gold
Oops I Did It Again Britney Spears Double Platinum
2001
SINGLES
Chain Reaction Steps Silver
ALBUMS
Goodbye Country, Hello Nightclubs Groove Armada Gold
Celebrity NSync Silver
Britney Spears Britney Spears Platinum
Greatest Hits Backstreet Boys Platinum
Greatest Hits Steps 4 x Platinum
2002
SINGLES
Like I Love You Justin Timberlake Silver
Sacred trust One true Voice Gold
ALBUMS
Songbook David Gates Gold
The Last Dance Steps Silver
Greatest Hits Kylie Platinum
Best Of… The Stone Roses Gold
Justified Justin Timberlake 5 x Platinum
2003
SINGLES
Ignition R Kelly Gold
ALBUMS
Chocolate Factory R Kelly Gold
R In R & B Greatest Hits R Kelly Double Platinum
In The Zone Britney Spears Platinum
2004
SINGLES
I Don’t Want You Back Eamon Gold
Toxic Britney Spears Silver
ALBUMS
I Don’t Want You Back Eamon Gold
Ultimate Collection Billy Ocean Silver