Keeping Score…..Gold & platinum discs among reggae artistes – JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM

Keeping Score…..Gold & platinum discs among reggae artistes

Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley’s recent gold certification by the Recording Association of America (RIAA) for his smash album Welcome to Jamrock has also helped the disc to further increase sales, following as it did on his double Grammy win.

As it turns out, Jamaican artistes, including Damian’s illustrious father, have made a habit of striking gold or platinum with the RIAA for US sales of albums or singles. Bob’s Legend compilation disc for Island Records (1999) was certified diamond for sales in excess of 10 million copies in the US, the only album by a reggae artiste yet to hit that mark.

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