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10 Perfect Albums That Never Went Platinum

10 Perfect Albums That Never Went Platinum | Platinum Disc | Scoop.it
Britney, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, even Vanilla Ice. We're used to mass-produced, mass-marketed pop music dominating record sales and stacking up platinum certifications in the process, but happily, there are a also a lot of great albums that do reach the million unit sold mark. Classic albums like Nirvana's Bleach and Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP have gone platinum, but there are nonetheless too many incredible records that have not got the recognition in terms of sales that they deserve.
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This source is for entertainment purposes and i don't think it would be reliable for things like a scholarly essay. However it states entertaining facts

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Taylor Swift's '1989' goes platinum

With traditional album sales falling, Taylor Swift's new album defies the odds. 1.3 million copies sold in one week, and it comes just days after she pulled all of her music from Spotify.
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This source is reliable because it states the fact that Taylor's Swift album goes platinum and gives evidence (numbers). 

 

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RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America - November 08, 2014

RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America - November 08, 2014 | Platinum Disc | Scoop.it
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I find this source to be very reliable because it is owned be the same company that created the platinum disc award and they are telling the history of the awards and what the platinum disc award is.

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Is 2014 the year the platinum album dies?

Is 2014 the year the platinum album dies? | Platinum Disc | Scoop.it
Aside from huge sales of Disney’s Frozen soundtrack, no artist’s studio album released in the US this year has sold over 1m
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This source is somewhat reliable because it provides facts and evidence, however it is outdated because the facts changed in november

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Not One Artist's Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014

Not One Artist's Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014 | Platinum Disc | Scoop.it
We are now nine and a half months into 2014, and the sales numbers for the music industry are looking particularly grim. While the fourth quarter is typically when the most sales occur, things have never been quite so bad. In 2014, not a single artist’s album has gone platinum. Not [...]
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I Find this source reliable because it was providing facts with evidence that no album had sold more than a million copies (platinum) in 2014 until october. However the source is outdated since the first platinum album of the year happened in november Besides the article is by Forbes with I find reliable

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