Michael Jackson, Adele Top List of 2015 RIAA Certifications
January 14, 2016 at 1:21 PM (PT)
MICHAEL JACKSON's "Thriller" continues its reign as the best-selling album in history when the RIAA awarded it with 30 x platinum in 2015.
In all, the RIAA handed out a total of 934 Digital Single and 122 Album Awards this past year.
ADELE's "25" (XL RECORDINGS/COLUMBIA) was the year's top-certified album, even if it was out for just the last six weeks of 2015, with 5 x platinum, signifying 5 million shipped.
THE WEEKND's "The Hills" was the year's top certified single released during 2015 with 6 x platinum, while LADY GAGA's 2011 hit, "Bad Romance," was the year's Top Overall Song with 11 x platinum.
There was a four-way tie for the Top LATIN Album among GERARDO ORTIZ' "Hoy Mas Fuerte," MANA's "Carna Incendiade," JUAN GABRIEL's "Los Duo" and RICKY MARTIN's "A Quien Quiera Escuchar," all certified platinum.