DIO‘s basic debut album, “Holy Diver”, was lately licensed double platinum by the RIAA (Recording Business Affiliation of America) for gross sales in extra of two million copies.
The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and create an ordinary by which to measure the business success of a sound recording. This system trademarked the gold report and formalized the trade follow of presenting awards to artists for music gross sales achievements.
Presently, the RIAA awards a gold honor for 500,000 items offered, a platinum honor for 1 million items offered and a diamond award for greater than 10 million items offered.
Within the streaming age, every everlasting digital album or bodily album sale depend as 1 unit for certification functions, 10 everlasting monitor downloads from the album depend as 1 unit for certification functions, and 1,500 on-demand audio and/or video streams from the album depend as 1 unit. For songs, 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams depend as 1 unit for certification functions.
Initially issued on Might 25, 1983, “Holy Diver” has been hailed by critics as DIO‘s greatest work and a basic staple within the heavy metallic style. The LP was licensed gold within the U.S. on September 12, 1984 and platinum on March 21, 1989.
“Holy Diver” re-entered The Billboard 200 chart in Might 2010 — shortly after the band’s frontman, Ronnie James Dio, died of abdomen most cancers — at No. 149 and bowed at No. 11 on the Pop Catalog chart.
DIO wrote and recorded “Holy Diver” after Ronnie left BLACK SABBATH to create a brand new group constructed round his formidable singing and unquestionably stellar songwriting. The album’s beautiful high quality and consistency owed a lot to Dio‘s rigorously chosen bandmates, together with powerhouse drummer (and fellow BLACK SABBATH survivor) Vinny Appice, veteran bassist Jimmy Bain, and an exceptional discover in younger Irish guitarist Vivian Campbell, whose tastefully pyrotechnic leads helped make this the definitive DIO lineup. The group entered the studio to report their debut album in early 1983. Produced by Ronnie James Dio, “Holy Diver” consists of 9 unique cuts penned by the singer and varied band members. Included are such distinctive DIO cuts as “Stand Up And Shout”, “Straight By The Coronary heart”, the title monitor and the live performance favourite “Rainbow In The Darkish”.