IMPALA announces Europe's best selling independent artists - 100 new silver, gold and platinum awards for Adele, Caro Emerald, Sofia Karlsson, Warpaint, Oliver Pocher, Lichtmond, Bebel Gilberto, Morcheeba, Agnes Obel, and The National among others

Brussels – 31st March


IMPALA has received a record number of registrations for the first announcement since the adjustment of the award levels to better reflect the evolution of music sales in Europe, with awards from all over Europe showcasing a wide range of genres.

The phenomenal success of Adele’s album “21”, which topped the charts across Europe and worldwide, was rewarded with Six-Times Platinum, while her debut album “19” has also been upgraded to Four-Times Platinum. Germany’s Söhne Mannheims and Xavier Naidoo both go Platinum, while Yolanda Be Cool & DCup’s summer hit ‘We No Speak Americano’, and The XX’s album ‘XX’, have now been upgraded to Platinum. New entries for Diamond include The National with their latest album “High Violet”, Caro Emerald and her debut album “Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor”, Frauenarzt & Manny Marc’s “Das Geht Ab”, The Disco Boys’ “For You” and Benjamin Biolay’s “La Superbe”. The list also includes upgrades for 2 Many DJ’s’ album ‘As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol.2’ to Platinum and Morcheeba’s ‘Blood Like Lemonade’ to Gold. The awards illustrate the independents’ cultural diversity and talent, with other winners from across Europe including Agnes Obel (Denmark), Paleface (Finland), Bring Me The Horizon (UK), Modà (Italy), Sofia Karlsson (Sweden), Asa (France), and Albert Frey (Germany).
The latest IMPALA Awards continue last year’s trend and demonstrate impressive performance in the independent sector, especially considering the general economic downturn. The new winners represent over 150 million euros in sales, with 16 Platinum (400k), 5 Diamond (200k), 19 Gold (75k) 7 Double Silver (40k) and 62 Silver (20k) from all across Europe.
In total over 770 awards have been registered so far, representing over 72 million CDs sold and €1.1 billion in revenue.


You can listen to many of the winning titles on our Spotify playlists (Silver Awards, Double Silver Awards, Gold Awards, Diamond Awards and Platinum and Multi-Platinum Awards), or to find out more visit the IMPALA website or our social media sites:
Impala website: www.impalamusic.org
Facebook:            http://on.fb.me/frw5Pz
Myspace:            http://mysp.ac/fpQDU9
Twitter:            http://twitter.com/IMPALAMusic

About the Awards
The IMPALA Sales Awards are the only pan-European awards devoted to independent artists. They are the first awards to recognise that success on a pan-European basis needs to be acknowledged on different levels. They celebrate the fact that achievement and success begins well before 1 million (the only pan-European sales level officially recognised before IMPALA launched its own scheme).
The IMPALA Sales Awards are an extra tool for independents and their artists to market themselves internationally. IMPALA’s on-line certification system is available at www.impalamusic.org where framed awards can also be ordered.
The awards are part of IMPALA’s wider strategy to create new opportunities to promote independent music, real entrepreneurship and cultural diversity, in the face of increasing concentration.
 
The new award levels are:

Impala Silver 20,000
Impala Double Silver   40,000
Impala Gold 75,000
Impala Double Gold 150,000
Impala Diamond 200,000
Impala Platinum 400,000
Impala Double Platinum 800,000


IMPALA also has two other awards, created to celebrate IMPALA’s 10th anniversary; the European Independent Album of the Year Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award, which are announced annually. Mario Pacheco was honoured with the inaugural Outstanding Contribution Award and Efterklang’s Magic Chairs won the first Album of the Year Award from a list of 21 nominations
Helen Smith, Executive Chair of IMPALA, presented Sofia Karlsson with a Silver Award at the Manifest Gala in Stockholm in February, for her album “Söder om kärleken”.

Award

Artist

Title

Label

Country of artist

Country of label

Six-Times Platinum

Adele

21

XL

UK

UK

Quadruple Platinum (Upgrade)

Adele

19

XL

UK

UK

Platinum (Upgrade)

2 Many DJ's

As Heard On Radio Soulwax Vol.2

PIAS

Belgium

Belgium

Platinum

Bebel Gilberto

Tanto Tempo

Crammed Discs

USA/Brazil

Belgium

Platinum (Upgrade)

Söhne Mannheims/Xavier Naidoo

Wettsingen in Schwetzingen/MTV Unplugged

Dein Label

Germany

Germany

Platinum

Xavier Naidoo

Alles kann besser werden

Naidoo Records GmbH

Germany

Germany

Platinum (Upgrade)

XX

XX

Young Turks

UK

UK

Platinum (Upgrade)

Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup

We No Speak Americano

Superstar Recordings

Germany

Germany

Diamond

The Disco Boys

For You

Kontor Records gmbh

Germany

Germany

Diamond

Benjamin Biolay

La Superbe

Naive

France

France

Diamond

Caro Emerald

Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor

Grand Mono

Netherlands

Netherlands

Diamond

Frauenarzt & Manny Marc

Das Geht Ab

Kontor Records gmbh

Germany

Germany

Diamond

The National

High Violet

4AD

USA

UK

Gold

Aaron

Birds in the Storm

Wagram

France

France

Gold (Upgrade)

Agnes Obel

Philharmonics

PIAS

Denmark

Belgium

Gold

Alexa Goddard

Turn My Swag On (remix)

IdleIDOL Records/Ditto Music

UK

UK

Gold

Antony And The Johnsons

Swanlights

Rough Trade

USA

UK

Gold

Asa

Beautiful Imperfections

Naive

France

France

Gold

Avicii & Sebastien Drums

My Feelings For You

Superstar Recordings

Sweden

Germany

Gold

Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto

Crammed Discs

USA/Brazil

Belgium

Gold

Caravan Palace

Caravan Palace

Wagram

France

France

Gold

Die Atzen Frauenarzt & Manny Marc

Atzen Musik Vol. 2

Kontor Records gmbh

Germany

Germany

Gold

Die Atzen Frauenarzt & Manny Marc

Disco Pogo

Kontor Records gmbh

Germany

Germany

Gold (Upgrade)

DJ Zinc ft Ms Dynamite

Wile Out

Zinc Music

UK

UK

Gold (Upgrade)

Morcheeba

Blood Like Lemonade

PIAS

UK

Belgium

Gold

Oliver Pocher

2010 - Wir gehen nur zurück um Anlauf zu nehm

Mokoh Music

Germany

Germany

Gold

Pony Pony Run Run

You need Pony Pony

Wagram

France

France

Gold

Saez

J'accuse

Wagram

France

France

Gold

Sido

Ich Meine Maske

Aggro Berlin

Germany

Germany

Gold

Söhne Mannheims

IZ ON

Söhne Mannheims GmbH

Germany

Germany

Gold

The Strokes

Angles

Rough Trade

USA

UK

Gold

Trentemøller

The Last Resort

Poker Flat Recordings

Denmark

Germany

Double Silver

Bebel Gilberto

Momento

Crammed Discs

USA/Brazil

Belgium

Double Silver

Cyndi Lauper

Memphis Blues

Naive

USA

France

Double Silver

Lilly Wood

Invincible Friends

Wagram

France

France

Double Silver

Marianne Faithfull

Horses and High Heels

Naive

UK

France

Double Silver

Staff Benda Bilili

Très très fort

Wagram

France

France

Double Silver (upgrade)

Stornoway

Beachcomber's windowsill

4AD

UK

UK

Double Silver

TARAF DE HAÏDOUKS

Band of Gypsies

Crammed Discs

Romania

Belgium

Silver

Blank Jones

Monument

Soundcolour GmbH Co. KG

Germany

Germany

Silver

Fake Blood

I Think I Like It

Cheap Thrills

UK

UK

Silver

Quadro Nuevo

Weinacht

Fine Music

Germany

Germany

Silver

Albert Frey

Anker in der Zeit

Gerth Medien

Germany

Germany

Silver

Albert Frey

Für den König

Gerth Medien

Germany

Germany

Silver

Andrea Adams-Frey und Albert Frey

Land der Ruhe

Gerth Medien

Germany

Germany

Silver

ATB

Sunset Beach DJ Session

Kontor Records gmbh

Germany

Germany

Silver

Belle And Sebastian

Write About Love

Rough Trade

UK

UK

Silver

Bring Me The Horizon

There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It

Visible Noise

UK

UK

Silver

British Sea Power

Valhalla Dancehall

Rough Trade

UK

UK

Silver

B-Tight

Neger Neger

Aggro Berlin

Germany

Germany

Silver

Caro Emerald

A Night Like This (single)

Grand Mono

Netherlands

Netherlands

Silver

Cibelle

Cibelle

Crammed Discs

Brazil/UK

Belgium

Silver

Cocorosie

Grey Oceans

PIAS

USA

Belgium

Silver

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez

Lucky Number Music

UK

UK

Silver

Deerhunter

Halcyon Digest

4AD

USA

UK

Silver

Dropkick Murphys

The Meanest of Times

Cooking Vinyl

USA

UK

Silver

Eiffel

A Tout Moment

PIAS

France

Belgium

Silver

Elio e le Storie Tese

Gattini

Hukapan

Italy

Italy

Silver

Empyirum

A winter sunset

Phrophecy Productions

Germany

Germany

Silver

Empyirum

Songs of moors and misty fields

Phrophecy Productions

Germany

Germany

Silver

Empyirum

Where at night the wood grouse plays

Prophecy Productions

Germany

Germany

Silver

Fler

Fler

Aggro Berlin

Germany

Germany

Silver

Fler

Fremd in Eigenen Land

Aggro Berlin

Germany

Germany

Silver

Gisbert Zu Knyphausen

Gisbert Zu Knyphausen

PIAS

Germany

Belgium

Silver

Gisbert Zu Knyphausen

Hurra Hurra So Nicht

PIAS

Germany

Belgium

Silver

Gotthard

Heaven - Best of Ballads Part 2

Musikvertrieb AG

Switzerland

Switzerland

Silver

Irond and Wine

Kiss Each Other Clean

4AD

USA

UK

Silver

Jenny Wilson

Hardships!

Playground Music Scandinavia/Gold Medal Recordings

Sweden

Scandinavia

Silver

Justin Nozuka

You I Wind Land and Sea

Outcaste/PIAS

Canada

Belgium

Silver

Koçani Orkestar

L'Orient est Rouge

Crammed Discs

Macedonia

Belgium

Silver

Lichtmond

Lichtmond

blu phase media GmbH

Germany

Germany

Silver

Modà

Le Origini

New Music International

Italy

Italy

Silver

Ocean Colour Scene

Saturday

Cooking Vinyl

UK

UK

Silver

Paleface

Helsinki - Shangri-La

XO Records/Exogenic Music Group

Finland

Finland

Silver

Pink Martini

Joy to the World

Naive

USA

France

Silver

Sarah Blasko

As Day Follows Night

Dramatico

Australia

UK

Silver

Sarah Kaiser

Gast auf Erden

Gerth Medien

Germany

Germany

Silver

Scooter

Live in Hamburg

Kontor Records gmbh

Germany

Germany

Silver

Shantel

Bucovina Club Vol. 2

Essay Recordings

Germany

Germany

Silver

Shantel

Disko Partizani

Essay Recordings

Germany

Germany

Silver

Sofia Karlsson

Söder om kärleken

Sally Wiola Music/Playground Music Scandinavia

Sweden

Scandinavia

Silver

SUBA

São Paulo Confessions

Crammed Discs

Serbia

Belgium

Silver

The Decemberists

The King Is Dead

Rough Trade

USA

UK

Silver

The Disco Boys

I Surrender

Superstar Recordings

Germany

Germany

Silver

The Disco Boys

Vol. 10

Superstar Recordings

Germany

Germany

Silver

The Disco Boys

Vol.9

Superstar Recordings

Germany

Germany

Silver

The Disco Boys

What You Want

Superstar Recordings

Germany

Germany

Silver

The Do

Both ways open jaws

Wagram

Finland/France

France

Silver

The Rubber Bandits

Horse Outside

Lovely Men Recrods

UK

UK

Silver

The Whitest Boy Alive

Dreams

Bubbles/!K7

Germany

Germany

Silver

Tindersticks

Falling Down A Mountain

4AD

UK

UK

Silver

Trentemøller

Into The Great Wide Yonder

In My Room

Denmark

Germany

Silver

Various

Aggro Ansange Nr. 8

Aggro Berlin

Various

Germany

Silver

Various Artists

Il Mondo di Patty - La storia piu bella....continua

New Music International

Italy

Italy

Silver

Various Artists

La Grande BO du Grand Journal Canal+ vol.1

PIAS

Various

Belgium

Silver

Various Artists

La Grande BO du Grand Journal Canal+ vol.2

PIAS

Various

Belgium

Silver

Various Artists

Papeete Beach Compilation Vol.13

Molto Recordings

Various

Italy

Silver

Various Artists

Vamos! Salsa, Merengue y mas

ViaCancun/Danza y Moviemiento Viamas GmbH

Various

Germany

Silver

Warpaint

The Fool

Rough Trade

USA

UK

Silver

Zuco 103

Tales of High FEVER

Crammed Discs

Netherlands

Belgium

 

 

 

 


back