There is a Worldwide certification for more than 2million.
Negative, I have never heard of such a thing. Who certifies this because in the U.S. the RIAA is based on Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum (2x+), and Diamond certifications/sales from within the nation. While outside territories have their own certification systems for recording artists in their country.
So what's your source? What group governs this "worldwide plaque" as you say?
Did you ever hear about an internacional music institution called ''International Federation of the Phonographic Industry?''
Even the World Music Awards use their information since it's the only accurate global way to register these sales - but it won't give a certification in case the record label doesn't apply for.
This is a way to praise the achievements of Global Artists like Shakira, Kylie etc.
It's not because u never heard that it doesn't exist.
From the IFPI website: (number of certification per country in 2001 - the first year they started doing this)
IFPI Platinum Europe Awards
|Analysis by Country of Origin|
|Country of Origin (by artist nationality)||2001|
|Grand Total||87|| |
|Analysis by Award Level|
Now in their website they are only registering sales in Europe for more than 1 million, but recently Shakira had a certification for more than 2 million records sold for 'Sale El Sol'
PLUSSSSSS: A WORLDWIDE CERTIFICATION PICTURE FOR QUEENBEY ISSUED BY THE IFPI.
One very intesting thing about it is: Jennifer according to RIIA has sold 11 million cds in the USA (not counting singles) but they are only counting her certified albums, it means CAUM/BRAVE/LOVE? are not being counted, which is a pitty, she is already in the 12 million range.