NOTES - Enter artists in LOWER CASE and WITHOUT PUNCTUATION (use "and" for & in names, leave out any other punctuation). Artists are sorted by certs then alphabetically. I also allow some abbreviations. LAST NAMES are generally required. You start with 10 min but will receive TIME BONUSES for achievements in various categories. The Certified categories refer to the decade of the FIRST gold certified album for an artist. Total certifications were obtained by summing the entire Gold/Platinum database from the RIAA website - some total certs will differ slightly from those you may see on Wikipedia or the RIAA site on the Top Artists pages, I counted artists independently - i.e. a solo artist's total is just them solo and doesn't include duo totals. Other minor discrepancies with the top 100 lists online may exist, but are very minor. I used the entire Gold/Plat database as it allowed me to find all the other artists of 5M+ certifications not in the top 100.