Update on Marvin's BPI/UK certifications
« Thread started on: Sep 2nd, 2013, 12:27am »
In July, the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) did what the RIAA hasn't done yet (Universal being slow in the U.S. concerning Marvin?):
"What's Going On" (platinum) "Let's Get It On" (silver) "The Very Best Of" (gold - guess it's a re-cert) "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (gold; guess it's the 1969 UK issue of "In the Groove") "Greatest Hits" (silver)
Now question is will Universal finally audit U.S. sales of Marvin's work? His two millennium collection sets ('60s and '70s) are waiting for platinum and gold certs respectively. I'm sure "What's Going On" has shipped one million and "Let's Get It On" shipped over half. Same with "What's Going On" the song.
"Got to Give It Up" has moved some digital units since the "Blurred Lines" controversy.
Hopefully Marvin's family and Universal finally asked for well deserved audits. Marvin has at least shipped/sold over 10 million albums at this point.
"If I can't be honest with myself, I can't be honest about anything." -- Marvin Gaye (1939-1984)