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    UK Gold Disc for You Can't Hurry Love

    An unexpected 76th Birthday Present for Diana as You Can't Hurry Love has been certified Gold in the UK as of 20 March 2020.

    This equates to sales of 400k since 1994.

    Sales are actually accelerating - the record was certifed Silver [[200k) almost exactly 2 years ago.

    At the end of June 2019 the total since 1994 was 312k which means it had been selling at a rate of around 7.5k a month - that means sales of 88k in just under 9 months since then, now almost 10k a month.

    Taking into account pre-1994 sales the full total is around 600k making it their 2nd biggest UK seller behind Baby Love which is now on 800k+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by florence View Post
    An unexpected 76th Birthday Present for Diana as You Can't Hurry Love has been certified Gold in the UK as of 20 March 2020.

    This equates to sales of 400k since 1994.

    Sales are actually accelerating - the record was certifed Silver [[200k) almost exactly 2 years ago.

    At the end of June 2019 the total since 1994 was 312k which means it had been selling at a rate of around 7.5k a month - that means sales of 88k in just under 9 months since then, now almost 10k a month.

    Taking into account pre-1994 sales the full total is around 600k making it their 2nd biggest UK seller behind Baby Love which is now on 800k+.
    That's great Florence. Thanks for sharing

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    So this doesn't include sales from the 60s

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    Great news .just in time for Diana's b day.
    A classic. Ironically not a fav of mine but now I love it

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    Where do you get this information Florence? Very interesting

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    The BPI issue a list of new certifications every Friday which is posted at Brit Certified:

    https://www.bpi.co.uk/brit-certified/

    although sometimes they can be slow to update.

    You can search the site to see all certifications for a particular artist since 1973 when they officially began.

    Before then a record company could submit a letter requesting an award but there was nothing official.

    The BPI currently has access to full data since 1994 so sales are only from this date.

    If a record received a certification before 1994 date then it woudn't be certified now until it had reached the next level and unfortunately at this time the previous sales don't count towards the total although they are apparently working to try and rectify this.

    The date of release which is showing for You Can't Hurry Love as 27.11.2004 is simply the date on which Downloads became eligible to be counted in the weekly chart - any before that date are ignored.

    Any physical sales of YCHL between 1994 and 2004 would have been minimal.

    Last year the OCC issued a list of the top 100 Selling UK Motown tracks of the Millennium [[up to 30 June 2019) to celebrate the label's 60th anniversary.

    This showed to that date the record had sold 312k under their criteria.

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    The BPI have issued a list of the most streamed record in the UK in 2019 for each year since the early 60s.

    Motown did well with The Four Tops I Cant Help Myself coming top in 1965 and Marvin and Tammi's Ain't No Mountain High Enough the biggest streamer for 1967.

    But the most streamed record for 1966 is The Supremes' You Can't Hurry Love!

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    As of 02 October 2020 a compilation album by Diana - Love And Life - The Very Best Of Diana Ross and released in 2001 has been certified Platinum in the UK for sales of 300k+.

    The album has 41 tracks and includes the track Goin' Back.

    It's very complicated now how they calculate sales of albums due to Streaming but obviously her 5 big Digital Era tracks account for much of this - You Can't Hurry Love [[although Supremes on the album), I'm Coming Out, Endless Love, Upside Down, Chain Reaction.

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    Thanks for posting that information

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    Quote Originally Posted by florence View Post
    The BPI issue a list of new certifications every Friday which is posted at Brit Certified:

    https://www.bpi.co.uk/brit-certified/

    although sometimes they can be slow to update.

    You can search the site to see all certifications for a particular artist since 1973 when they officially began.

    Before then a record company could submit a letter requesting an award but there was nothing official.

    The BPI currently has access to full data since 1994 so sales are only from this date.

    If a record received a certification before 1994 date then it woudn't be certified now until it had reached the next level and unfortunately at this time the previous sales don't count towards the total although they are apparently working to try and rectify this.

    The date of release which is showing for You Can't Hurry Love as 27.11.2004 is simply the date on which Downloads became eligible to be counted in the weekly chart - any before that date are ignored.

    Any physical sales of YCHL between 1994 and 2004 would have been minimal.

    Last year the OCC issued a list of the top 100 Selling UK Motown tracks of the Millennium [[up to 30 June 2019) to celebrate the label's 60th anniversary.

    This showed to that date the record had sold 312k under their criteria.
    Yes, great info and thanks!

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    That is great news - I remember buying two 45 when this came out. The Supremes and one by the Beatles. The Supremes record got played so much it was scrth in three places. There are probably some folks on here that don't even know what a 45 was. lol.

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    Does this make this song their biggest all time seller

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    Diana is roaring ahead in the UK.

    I'm Coming Out certified Gold as of 16 October 2020 for UK sales of 400k since 1994.

    Selling at a rate of 8.7k a month!

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    Quote Originally Posted by florence View Post
    Diana is roaring ahead in the UK.

    I'm Coming Out certified Gold as of 16 October 2020 for UK sales of 400k since 1994.

    Selling at a rate of 8.7k a month!
    That is great news. She will be very pleased to hear of this.
    She would no doubt have been presented with these discs, probably at Glastonbury had her tour gone ahead as planned next year. Sadly they will probably have to be presented virtually which is not quite the same.

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    Diana Ross & Lionel Richie Endless Love certified Gold [[400k) in UK as of 13 August 2021.

    This is based on sales from 1994.

    Although the record sold around 300k in 1981 due to Motown changing its distributor in the UK from EMI to RCA while Endless Love was charting neither distributor shipped 250k so no Silver disc was claimed as Motown was not a member of BPI.

    This would put total sales to date in the UK at around 700k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by florence View Post
    An unexpected 76th Birthday Present for Diana as You Can't Hurry Love has been certified Gold in the UK as of 20 March 2020.

    This equates to sales of 400k since 1994.

    Sales are actually accelerating - the record was certifed Silver [[200k) almost exactly 2 years ago.

    At the end of June 2019 the total since 1994 was 312k which means it had been selling at a rate of around 7.5k a month - that means sales of 88k in just under 9 months since then, now almost 10k a month.

    Taking into account pre-1994 sales the full total is around 600k making it their 2nd biggest UK seller behind Baby Love which is now on 800k+.

    actually an unexpected present for Diana, Mary and Flo , for this is a Supremes track, in this the 60th anniversary

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    wonder if this changes anything in regards to what is their biggest seller. for years,
    Baby Love...
    Love Child
    You Cant Hurry Love
    someday well be together '
    stoned Love were considered their top 5 , with this new gold disc,wonder if the ranking has changed any

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