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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
12-04-1975
Alive (Gold)
500,000
01-31-1976
Alive (Platinum)
1,000,000
04-22-1976
Destroyer (Gold)
1,500,000
11-11-1976
Destroyer (Platinum)
2,000,000
11-11-1976
Rock And Roll Over (Gold)
2,500,000
01-05-1977
Rock And Roll Over (Platinum)
3,000,000
01-05-1977
Beth (Gold)
n/a
02-28-1977
Dressed To Kill (Gold)
3,500,000
06-08-1977
KISS (Gold)
4,000,000
06-23-1977
Hotter Than Hell (Gold)
4,500,000
06-30-1977
Love Gun (Gold)
5,000,000
06-30-1977
Love Gun (Platinum)
5,500,000
10-14-1977
Alive II (Gold)
6,000,000
10-14-1977
Alive II (Platinum)
6,500,000
05-16-1978
Double Platinum (Gold)
7,000,000
05-16-1978
Double Platinum (Platinum)
7,500,000
10-02-1978
Gene Simmons (Gold)
8,000,000
10-02-1978
Ace Frehley (Gold)
8,500,000
10-02-1978
Peter Criss (Gold)
9,000,000
10-02-1978
Paul Stanley (Gold)
9,500,000
10-02-1978
Gene Simmons (Platinum)
10,000,000
10-02-1978
Ace Frehley (Platinum)
10,500,000
10-02-1978
Peter Criss (Platinum)
11,000,000
10-02-1978
Paul Stanley (Platinum)
11,500,000
06-06-1979
Dynasty (Gold)
12,000,000
07-10-1979
Dynasty (Platinum)
12,500,000
08-16-1979
I Was Made For Lovin' You (Gold)
n/a
07-30-1980
Unmasked (Gold)
13,000,000
12-22-1983
Lick It Up (Gold)
13,500,000
12-03-1984
Animalize (Gold)
14,000,000
12-12-1984
Animalize (Platinum)
14,500,000
11-13-1985
Asylum (Gold)
15,000,000
11-17-1987
Crazy Nights (Gold)
15,500,000
02-18-1988
Crazy Nights (Platinum)
16,000,000
02-01-1989
Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (Gold)
16,500,000
02-01-1989
Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (Platinum)
17,000,000
12-20-1989
Hot In The Shade (Gold)
17,500,000
12-19-1990
Lick It Up (Platinum)
18,000,000
07-20-1992
Revenge (Gold)
18,500,000
05-09-1994
Creatures Of The Night (Gold)
19,000,000
08-24-1994
Kiss My Ass (Gold)
19,500,000
10-27-1994
Alive III (Gold)
20,000,000
02-26-1996
Alive II (2x Platinum)
21,000,000
02-26-1996
Smashes, Thrashes & Hits (2x Platinum)
22,000,000
10-18-1996
MTV Unplugged (Gold)
22,500,000
05-21-1997
You Wanted The Best.. (Gold)
23,000,000
10-22-1998
Psycho Circus (Gold)
23,500,000
12-18-2001
Box Set (Gold)
24,000,000
9-9-2011
Destroyer (2XPlatinum)
25,000,000
6-15-2015
The Very Best of KISS (Gold)
25,500,000
6-15-2015
Millennium Best of Volume 1 (Gold)
26,000,000


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