NOTES: The goal of this quiz is TOTAL CERTS not total artists. ALBUMS only, no SINGLES. *TIP* get highest selling artists first to get some bonus time from some categories. Clicking on the "Artist Ranks" listbox will display the certs by artist in the table as well as the first year of an RIAA certification for that artist, and answers will fill in. RIAA certifications basically count Gold or Platinum albums...a Gold counts as 0.5, Platinum as 1.0, and multiplatinum as anything from 2.0 up (whole numbers only). This tracks US record sales only - not international. Last names are generally required. Entering an artist will occasionally fill in another answer if they collaborated with another artist (although they typically weren't a duo) on another certified Gold or Platinum album. Artists are sorted by certs then alphabetically by first name for each cert total. I also allow some abbreviations. YEARS categories are for the YEAR OF THE FIRST CERTIFICATION for that artist. You start with 15:00 but receive TIME BONUSES for certain categories. If SCORES DO NOT LOAD when quiz starts, try again in a few seconds...a small chance the server with the scores file is down too. If scores don't appear it may affect your ability to save your own at the end of the quiz.