Music Canada has announced a number of new gold/platinum certifications including seven for Justin Bieber. We have summarized them with two different tables, one dedicated to the Biebs. Justin’s two biggest singles sales-wise remain “Boyfriend” and “Beauty and a Beat”, both at triple platinum. He is to date the only Canadian artist to have been awarded triple platinum or higher certification on more than one single during the digital era. Among the new certifications, “Baby” and Skrillex & Diplo’s “Where Are U Now” in which he is featured have been declared double platinum singles. Platinum certification is awarded to tracks “Mistletoe”, “All Around the World”, and “Never Say Never”. “One Less Lonely Girl” and new song “What Do You Mean” have gone gold. The latter is expected to be declared platinum soon.
Besides the wave of sales milestones for Justin Bieber, new certifications have come in for Tegan and Sara. Song of the Year JUNO winner “Closer” is double platinum and “I Was a Fool” platinum. “Goodbye” featuring Islove by Canadian EDM leader Glenn Morrison has struck double platinum sales. New gold singles are Coleman Hell’s “2 Heads”, Brett Kissel’s “3-2-1”, and Steven Lee Olsen’s “Raised By a Good Time”. Album Fortress from 2008 by Protest the Hero has gone gold. Check out more recording certifications at Music Canada here.
Certification definitions: Gold 40,000 units, Platinum 80,000 units, Double Platinum 160,000 units. Because Protest the Hero’s Fortress was released before May 1, 2008, its gold certification represents sales of 50,000 units.