Gold, Platinum and Diamond
The RIAA Gold and Platinum Awards program was launched in 1958 in an effort to create a standard by which to measure sales of a sound recording. In the beginning, there was only a Gold album award for the sale of 500,000 copies. As the industry grew, other awards were developed. The Platinum award (1,000,000 sold) was created in 1976 and with the advent of the compact disc and the subsequent increase in sales, the Multi-Platinum award was created in 1984. On March 16, 1999, the RIAA launched the Diamond Awards, honoring sales of 10 million copies or more of an album or single.
  • 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 10,000,000 units: Diamond album

The Oro, Platino, and Multi-Platino certifications are given only to recordings of which over 50% of the content is in the Spanish language

U.S.A. Platinum Disc - Albums

US Platinum Discs (album) : 16

Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 7 platinum discs
Sheryl Crow (1996) 3 platinum discs
The Globe Session (1998) 1 platinum disc
C'Mon, C'Mon (2002) 1 platinum disc
The Very Best of Sheryl Crow (2003) 3 platinum discs
Wildflower (2005) 1 platinum disc

U.S.A. Platinum Disc - Singles

First Cut is the Deepest (2003) 1 Platinum Disc


U.S.A. Gold Disc - Albums

US Gold Discs : 7

Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 1 gold disc
Sheryl Crow (1996) 1 gold disc
The Globe Session (1998) 1 gold disc
C'Mon, C'Mon (2002) 1 gold disc
The Very Best of Sheryl Crow (2003) 1 gold disc
Wildflower (2005) 1 gold disc

U.S.A. Gold Disc - Singles

All I Wanna Do (1994) 1 Gold Disc (Nov. 22nd, 1994)
Soak Up The Sun (2002) 1 Gold Disc (Jun. 6th, 2005)
First Cut is the Deepest (2003) 1 Gold Disc (Oct. 10th, 2004)

U.S.A. Gold Disc - Home Video

Home Video Gold Disc (US) : 2

Rockin' the Globe (VHS & DVD) 1 gold disc (Oct. 10th, 2001)
C'Mon America 2003 (DVD) 1 gold disc (Dec. 15th, 2004)

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