Certified Awards - Certification Levels

When the release in question has reached the appropriate level of sales as measured by the Official Charts Company, titles are now 'automatically certified' by the BPI - visit this section to see which ones have qualified. Streams now count towards both album and singles certifications and are measured as per the chart eligibility rules set out by the Official Charts Company.

The following levels of certification apply for singles, albums and music DVDs. 

Paolo Nutini receiving certification for his album 'Sunny Side Up'.

For more information on BPI Certification, please contact research@bpi.co.uk



 Silver  200,000
 Gold  400,000
 Platinum  600,000
 Multi-Platinum  Multiples of 600,000



 Silver  60,000
 Gold  100,000
 Platinum  300,000
 Multi-Platinum  Multiples of 300,000

Music DVDs


 Gold  25,000
 Platinum  50,000
 Multi-Platinum  Multiples of 50,000
Music DVD releases should be eligible for the Official UK Music Video Charts as administered by the Official UK Charts Company.