It may have been shut out at the JUNOs, though the author is up for this year’s JUNO Fan Choice Award, but Carly Rae Jepsen’s critically acclaimed album Emotion has gone gold in the world’s second largest music market — Japan. Carly shared this photo on her social networking sites today.
With record sales not what they were pre-2000s, getting a gold album is very difficult these days. For an English language album to accomplish this in Japan is quite something. (Imagine a Japanese language album going gold in Canada!) Carly’s last album Kiss went gold in Canada as have a number of her singles. Her smash hit “Call Me Maybe” (one of two number ones) stands at 8x platinum as a digital download. Gold singles are “I Really Like You”, “Curiosity”, “Tug of War”, and “Bucket”. In Japan, gold certification for an album is currently set at a threshold of 100,000 units, verified and awarded by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). Canada’s gold certification stands at 40,000.