Not even two weeks after the release of 10-year-old opera talent Amira Willighagen’s debute album Amira, the Gold status for this album has been requested to the NVPI, the Dutch sector oganization for the record and movie industry. If this status will be acknowledged or when the golden record (CD) will be presented, is unknown.
In the Netherlands, albums in the category Classical reach the Gold status when 10.000 copies have been sold. This includes CD sales as well as paid downloads of the full album.
If an album reaches a certain status, is not only determined by the sales numbers. In the end the record company decides if and when an application will be filed for a certain status, and which status this will be.
At this moment a request to aknlowledge the Platinum status to Amira’s album has not been applied.