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RIAJ reveals hard copy sales certifications for February 2012

March 9, 2012 @ 11:17 pm
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The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ') has just released their hard copy sales certifications for the month of February.

This certification is based off the total numbers of CDs and DVDs sold to retailers.

RIAJ hands out these awards based on the following standards:

Gold - 100,000 units sold
Platinum - 250,000 units sold; Double Platinum - 500,000 units sold; Triple Platinum - 750,000 units sold
Million - 1,000,000 units sold; 2 Million - 2,000,000 units sold; 3 Million - 3,000,000 units sold
4 Million - 4,000,000 units sold; 5 Million - 5,000,000 units sold

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February Certifications


< Japanese Albums >

# Platinum

"The beginning" - ayaka : 2012/02/01 (avex)

"NEWTRAL" - Ikimonogakari : 2012/02/29 (EPIC Records Japan)

"1969" - Yuki Saori & Pink Martini : 2011/10/12 (EMI Music Japan)

"BUTTERFLY" - L'Arc~en~Ciel : 2012/02/08 (Ki/oon Records)

# Gold

"THE CARTEL FROM STREETS" - AK-69 : 2009/09/02 (Music Securities)

"CHAIN" - KAT-TUN : 2012/02/22 (J Storm)

"Orutana" - SPITZ : 2012/02/01 (Universal Music)

"POWERS OF TEN" - YUKI : 2012/02/01 (EPIC Records Japan)

"Niche Syndrom" - ONE OK ROCK : 2010/06/09 (A-Sketch)

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< Japanese Singles >

# Million

"GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2012/02/15 (King Records)

# Platinum

"Junjou U-19" - NMB48 : 2012/02/08 (laugh out loud! records)

"SUPER DELICATE" - Hey! Say! JUMP : 2012/02/22 (J Storm)

# Gold

"Guru Guru Curtain" - Nogizaka46 : 2012/02/22 (Sony Music Records)

"SCARLET KNIGHT" - Mizuki Nana : 2011/04/13 (King Records)

"Synchro Tokimeki" - Watanabe Mayu : 2012/02/29 (Sony Music Records)

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< Japanese Music DVDs >

No certifications in February

-

< Non-Japanese Albums >

# Gold

"21" - Adele : 2011/01/19 (HOSTESS)

"Doo-Wops & Hooligans" - Bruno Mars : 2011/01/12 (Warner Music Japan)

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< Non-Japanese Singles >

No certifications in February

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< Non-Japanese Music DVDs >

# Gold

"KARA BEST CLIPS II & Shows" - KARA : 2012/02/29 (Universal Music) *

* Universal Music categorizes KARA's releases as non-Japanese.


Overview of Million Sellers in 2012


# Single

"GIVE ME FIVE!" - AKB48 : 2012/02/15 (certified in 2012/02)

# Album

none yet

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Source: RIAJ

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