PSB U.S. and U.K. gold and platinum records

In the United States, gold albums () are awarded by the RIAA (Record Industry Association of America) for sales of 500,000 units and platinum albums () for sales of one million units. In the United Kingdom, gold albums are awarded by the BPI (British Phonographic Industry, Ltd.) for sales of 100,000 units and platinum albums for sales of 300,000 units. Double-platinum () and triple-platinum () awards are simply for the respective multiples of those sales figures.

Album

US Award

UK Award

Please

Disco

 

Actually

Introspective

Behaviour

 

Discography

Very

Bilingual

 

Nightlife

 

PopArt

 

Ultimate  

No PSB singles have received gold or platinum awards in the U.S. In the U.K., however, the following singles have won gold awards, which for U.K. singles signified sales of at least 500,000 units. (A little later, in 1989, the rules were changed, lowering that figure to 400,000.)

Single

UK Award

"West End Girls"

"Always on My Mind"

Finally, it's certainly worth noting that Liza Minnelli's PSB-produced album Results also earned a U.K. gold record. (If the BPI is like the RIAA in this regard, an album's producer as well as the performing artist receives the award.)