What’s Your Best Selling Album IQ?

Do you know what makes a best selling album a best selling album? More than that, do you know which historic albums have been best sellers? Take this quiz and put your best selling album IQ to the test!
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If you've sold a million singles or albums, you earn what certification from the Recording Industry Association of America?
Platinum
Gold
Bronze
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How many albums must an artist sell in order for their album to be certified gold?
100,000
500,000
750,000
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Who was the first artist in history to have a certified diamond record?
Michael Jackson
Elton John
Lionel Richie
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Which one-hit wonder received the second diamond certification in history?
Jewel
Creed
M.C. Hammer
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Which artist has sold the most number one albums?
Michael Jackson
The Beatles
The Rolling STones
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How many copies has the album "Thriller" sold in total?
15 million
25 million
32 million
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How many units has the second best selling album in history sold?
31 million
29 million
18 million
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Who was the first artist to receive two digital diamond awards?
Eminem
Beyonce
Katy Perry
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What country artist has the best-selling album in the genre?
Garth Brooks
The Dixie Chicks
Tim McGraw
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What was the first single to ever receive a platinum designation?
"Stayin' Alive"
"Disco Lady"
"Born in the USA"
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What female artist was the first to nab a diamond award?
Carole King
Whitney Houston
Aretha Franklin
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What's the best-selling soundtrack or all time, according to the RIAA?
The Bodygaurd
Dirty Dancing
Saturday Night Fever
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true music marvel! While you might not know everything there is to know about the world's top albums and artists, you know the basics, and that's worth its weight in gold. We commend you for your varied knowledge!

C+, Music Marvel

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true music miracle! When it comes to the top albums and songs of the last few decades, you truly know your stuff. Not only do you know what makes an album successful, but you know the most successful albums!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are the music master! Not only have you totally mastered the art of the perfect album, but you know trivia better than just about anyone. When it comes to the top selling albums, you're a true virtuoso. Well done!

A+, Music Master

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1
If you've sold a million singles or albums, you earn what certification from the Recording Industry Association of America?
Platinum
Gold
Bronze
2
How many albums must an artist sell in order for their album to be certified gold?
100,000
500,000
750,000
3
Who was the first artist in history to have a certified diamond record?
Michael Jackson
Elton John
Lionel Richie
4
Which one-hit wonder received the second diamond certification in history?
Jewel
Creed
M.C. Hammer
5
Which artist has sold the most number one albums?
Michael Jackson
The Beatles
The Rolling STones
6
How many copies has the album "Thriller" sold in total?
15 million
25 million
32 million
7
How many units has the second best selling album in history sold?
31 million
29 million
18 million
8
Who was the first artist to receive two digital diamond awards?
Eminem
Beyonce
Katy Perry
9
What country artist has the best-selling album in the genre?
Garth Brooks
The Dixie Chicks
Tim McGraw
10
What was the first single to ever receive a platinum designation?
"Stayin' Alive"
"Disco Lady"
"Born in the USA"
11
What female artist was the first to nab a diamond award?
Carole King
Whitney Houston
Aretha Franklin
12
What's the best-selling soundtrack or all time, according to the RIAA?
The Bodygaurd
Dirty Dancing
Saturday Night Fever