From Paul McCartney to Madonna, the BPI’s iconic Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards have long been presented to music artists to celebrate milestones of achievement for both singles and albums.  Originally introduced in 1973, more than 14,000 awards have been issued to date during their illustrious 40 year history.

From 2010, every BPI Certified Award disc boasts an individually-numbered and unique BPI hologram to authenticate each Certified Award and enhance the look of the framed presentation disc itself.  The highly coveted Awards are THE way of commemorating UK success for the artists and the teams that support them.

Platinum, Gold and Silver awards adorn the homes of some of the biggest names in recorded music. The growth of digital formats saw a la carte singles and album downloads become eligible from 2004 onwards, while the first Music DVD certification was awarded in 2005. In July 2013 'auto-certification' was introduced to allocate certifications to titles as soon as they passed the relevant sales thresholds, although member companies can still, in some circumstances, certify titles manually based on shipments. As of July 2014 streaming data from audio services (as measured by the Official Charts Company) counts towards certifications for singles, with album streaming included from March 2015.

Tinie Tempah receives a Platinum award for his debut album 'Disc-Overy'

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