Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a music industry trade group. The association is responsible for certifying sales figures for albums and singles for Gold and Platinum awards. Harry Chapin had one Gold single, Two Gold albums, and one Platinum album, and one Double Platinum album.[1]

Certified Songs

Cat's in the Cradle was certified Gold on December 31, 1974.

Certified Albums

Album Release Date Gold Date Platinum Date Double Platinum Date
Heads and Tales 1972 August 30, 2001
Verities and Balderdash 1974 December 17, 1974
Greatest Stories Live 1976 June 7, 1978 February 12, 1997 August 31, 2001
Gold Medal Collection 1988 September 7, 2001 September 7, 2001


  1. Recording Industry Association of America. "Searchable Database". Retrieved 2012-02-04 . 
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