R.I.A.A. CERTIFICATIONS TIMELINE


This is an attempt to map out KISS certifications by the RIAA, through official sources. Clear background table rows have been substantiated through the RIAA database, red background rows are unsubstantiated, but are provided to hopefully give a clear picture of where KISS sales figures stand.

Date:
Album Details:
Total
12-04-75 Alive (Gold)
500,000
01-31-76 Alive (Platinum)
1,000,000
04-22-76 Destroyer (Gold)
1,500,000
11-11-76 Destroyer (Platinum)
2,000,000
11-11-76 Rock And Roll Over (Gold)
2,500,000
01-05-77 Rock And Roll Over (Platinum)
3,000,000
01-05-77 Beth (Gold)
n/a
02-28-77 Dressed To Kill (Gold)
3,500,000
06-08-77 KISS (Gold)
4,000,000
06-23-77 Hotter Than Hell (Gold)
4,500,000
06-30-77 Love Gun (Gold)
5,000,000
06-30-77 Love Gun (Platinum)
5,500,000
10-14-77 Alive II (Gold)
6,000,000
10-14-77 Alive II (Platinum)
6,500,000
05-16-78 Double Platinum (Gold)
7,000,000
05-16-78 Double Platinum (Platinum)
7,500,000
10-02-78 Gene Simmons (Gold)
8,000,000
10-02-78 Ace Frehley (Gold)
8,500,000
10-02-78 Peter Criss (Gold)
9,000,000
10-02-78 Paul Stanley (Gold)
9,500,000
10-02-78 Gene Simmons (Platinum)
10,000,000
10-02-78 Ace Frehley (Platinum)
10,500,000
10-02-78 Peter Criss (Platinum)
11,000,000
10-02-78 Paul Stanley (Platinum)
11,500,000
06-06-79 Dynasty (Gold)
12,000,000
07-10-79 Dynasty (Platinum)
12,500,000
07-10-79 Dynasty (2x Platinum)
13,500,000
08-16-79 I Was Made For Lovin' You (Gold)
n/a
07-30-80 Unmasked (Gold)
14,000,000
12-22-83 Lick It Up (Gold)
14,500,000
12-03-84 Animalize (Gold)
15,000,000
12-12-84 Animalize (Platinum)
15,500,000
11-13-85 Asylum (Gold)
16,000,000
11-17-87 Crazy Nights (Gold)
16,500,000
02-18-88 Crazy Nights (Platinum)
17,000,000
02-01-89 Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (Gold)
17,500,000
02-01-89 Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (Platinum)
18,000,000
12-20-89 Hot In The Shade (Gold)
18,500,000
12-19-90 Lick It Up (Platinum)
19,000,000
07-20-92 Revenge (Gold)
19,500,000
05-09-94 Creatures Of The Night (Gold)
20,000,000
08-24-94 Kiss My Ass (Gold)
20,500,000
10-27-94 Alive III (Gold)
21,000,000
02-26-96 Alive II (2x Platinum)
22,000,000
02-26-96 Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (2x Platinum)
23,000,000
10-18-96 MTV Unplugged (Gold)
23,500,000
05-21-97 You Wanted The Best.. (Gold)
24,000,000
10-22-98 Psycho Circus (Gold)
24,500,000
12-18-01 Box Set (Gold)
25,000,000



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