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RIAJ reveals digital certifications for May 2012

June 20, 2012 @ 9:57 pm
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The Recording Industry Association of Japan (or 'RIAJ' for short), has just released the digital recording sales certifications that artists achieved during the month of May.

To announce the certifications, the RIAJ works together with almost all of the digital and mobile download portals in Japan, including recochoku, dwango, music.jp, mu-mo (Avex), oricon ME, and many more. After compiling the data from all the major download portals, the RIAJ then releases the new certifications on the 20th of every month.

For the RIAJ, the thresholds for digital (online and mobile) certifications are as follows:
Gold - 100,000 downloads, Platinum - 250,000 downloads, Double Platinum 500,000 downloads, Triple Platinum 750,000 downloads, and Million - 1,000,000+ downloads.

The May certifications are as follows:



< Japanese Chaku-Uta > *

No certifications this month.

*Chaku-Uta downloads only get certificated for Double Platinum, Triple Platinum, and Million+!

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< Japanese Chaku-Uta Full >

# Triple Platinum

"Zankoku na Tenshi no Thesis" - Takahashi Yoko : 2007/07/11 (King Records)

# Platinum

"Kono Mama de" - Nishino Kana : 2010/06/23 (SME Records)

# Gold

"Fuyu no Maboroshi" - Acid Black Cherry : 2008/02/06 (Avex Marketing)

"Namida no Kiss" - SOUTHERN ALL STARS : 2008/06/25 (TAISHITA Label Music)

"MY ALL" - Hamasaki Ayumi : 2008/01/09 (Avex Marketing)

"Ikiteru Ikiteku" - Fukuyama Masaharu : 2012/03/07 (Universal Music)

"Eien" - BoA : 2009/02/18 (Avex Marketing)

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< Non-Japanese Chaku-Uta Full >

# Gold

"Alice" - Avril Lavigne : 2010/03/01 (Sony Music Japan International)

"Complicated" - Avril Lavigne : 2002/06/04 (Sony Music Japan International)

"Don't Look Back in Anger" - Oasis : 2006/11/18 (Sony Music Japan International)

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< Japanese Digital (PC) Singles >

# Gold

"Ue Kara Mariko" - AKB48 : 2011/12/07 (King Records)

"Don't say 'lazy'" - Sakura Kou Keion Bu (K-On!) - CV: Hikasa Yoko, Toyosaki Aki, Sato Satomi, Kotobuki Minako : 2009/04/22 (Pony Canyon)

"Kimi ni Aitakatta" - Naoto Inti Raymi : 2012/02/08 (Universal Music)

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< Non-Japanese Digital (PC) Singles >

# Gold

"We Found Love feat. Calvin Harris" - Rihanna : 2011/11/26 (Universal Music)



Source: RIAJ

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