Hi.  Brian came up with a great idea to collect information about all of the awards YES has earned over their carreer. 
We're very hopeful that you can contribute to this effort.

We are looking for any awards that YES may have received over the last 35 years. 

If you know of any, please eMail Lee
or send a note to Nick Kokoshis

We're looking for greater details, when possible, including the full list when Yes is in the chart. 
Magazine cover scans would also be helpful.

Thank you.

 - Shoji, Brian, Lee, Eddie, and Nick.
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U.S. Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum Awards

from 
www.riaa.com

YES    FRAGILE    03/10/72    ATLANTIC    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    CLOSE TO THE EDGE    10/30/72    ATLANTIC    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    THE YES ALBUM    03/17/73    ATLANTIC    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    YESSONGS    03/17/73    ATLANTIC    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS    02/08/74    ATLANTIC    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    RELAYER    12/18/74    ATLANTIC    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    GOING FOR THE ONE    08/02/77    ATLANTIC    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    TORMATO    10/10/78    ATLANTIC    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    TORMATO    11/08/78    ATLANTIC    P    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    90125    01/17/84    ATCO    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    90125    01/17/84    ATCO    P    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    BIG GENERATOR    12/08/87    ATCO    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    BIG GENERATOR    04/29/88    ATLANTIC    P    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    UNION    07/02/91    ARISTA    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    THE YES ALBUM    04/10/98    EAST WEST    P    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    YESSONGS    04/10/98    EAST WEST    P    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    90125    04/10/98    EAST WEST    M (3)    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    CLASSIC YES    04/10/98    EAST WEST    G    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    CLASSIC YES    04/10/98    EAST WEST    P    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    CLOSE TO THE EDGE    04/10/98    EAST WEST    P    ALBUM    GROUP
YES    FRAGILE    04/10/98    EAST WEST    M (2)    ALBUM    GROUP
                       
WAKEMAN, RICK    JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH    09/04/74    A&M    G    ALBUM    SOLO
WAKEMAN, RICK    THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY THE VIII    10/20/75    A&M    G    ALBUM    SOLO
KING CRIMSON    IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING    03/29/77    ATLANTIC    G    ALBUM    GROUP
ASIA    ASIA    06/02/82    GEFFEN    G    ALBUM    GROUP
ASIA    ASIA    06/02/82    GEFFEN    P    ALBUM    GROUP
ASIA    ALPHA    10/11/83    GEFFEN    G    ALBUM    GROUP
ASIA    ALPHA    10/11/83    GEFFEN    P    ALBUM    GROUP
ASIA    ASIA    10/22/84    GEFFEN    M (3)    ALBUM    GROUP
GTR    GTR    07/22/86    ARISTA    G    ALBUM    GROUP
ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN HOWE    ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN HOWE    08/30/89    ARISTA    G    ALBUM    GROUP
ASIA    ASIA    02/10/95    GEFFEN    M (4)    ALBUM    GROUP
ASIA    THEN AND NOW    07/23/98    GEFFEN    G    ALBUM    GROUP


       G = Gold (500,000)        P = Platinum (1,000,000)     M (#) = # of  Multi-Platinum   

U.K. Silver, Gold, and Platinum Awards

from www.bpi.co.uk
(British Phonographic Industry)

YES , TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS , Silver , Fri Mar 1 1974
YES , TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS , Gold , Fri Mar 1 1974
        (TFTO was the first ever album to ship GOLD under new guidelines)
YES , GOING FOR THE ONE , Silver , Mon Sep 19 1977
YES , GOING FOR THE ONE , Gold , Mon Sep 19 1977
YES , TORMATO , Silver , Wed Sep 13 1978
YES , TORMATO , Gold , Wed Sep 13 1978
YES , DRAMA , Silver , Thu Sep 11 1980
YES , YESSHOW , Silver , Thu Jan 1 1981
YES , 90125 , Silver , Wed Dec 28 1983
YES , CLOSE TO THE EDGE , Silver , Wed Dec 5 1984
YES , CLOSE TO THE EDGE , Gold , Wed Dec 5 1984
YES , CLOSE TO THE EDGE , Platinum , Wed Dec 5 1984
YES , 90125 , Gold , Wed Jan 2 1985
YES , FRAGILE , Silver , Thu Sep 29 1988
YES , FRAGILE , Gold , Thu Sep 29 1988
YES , FRAGILE , Platinum , Thu Sep 29 1988
YES , CLASSIC , Silver , Sun Mar 1 1992
YES , THE ULTIMATE YES COLLECTION - 35TH ANNIVERSARY , Silver , Fri Aug 15 2003

ASIA , ASIA , Silver , Fri Jul 9 1982
ASIA , ASIA , Gold , Mon Oct 18 1982
ASIA , ALPHA , Silver , Mon Sep 5 1983
BUGGLES , VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR , Gold , Mon Oct 1 1979
BUGGLES , VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR , Silver , Mon Oct 1 1979
ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN HOWE , ANDERSON BRUFORD WAKEMAN HOWE , Silver , Thu Aug 3 1989
WAKEMAN RICK , JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH , Gold , Thu Aug 1 1974
WAKEMAN RICK , JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH , Silver , Thu Aug 1 1974
WAKEMAN RICK , THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR & THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE , Silver , Tue Apr 1 1975
WAKEMAN RICK , THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR & THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE , Gold , Mon Sep 1 1975
WAKEMAN RICK , WHITE ROCK , Silver , Tue Apr 19 1977
ANDERSON JON , OLIAS OF SUNHILLOW , Silver , Fri Feb 4 1977
SQUIRE CHRIS , FISH OUT OF WATER , Silver , Fri Feb 4 1977
HOWE STEVE , BEGINNINGS , Silver , Fri Feb 4 1977

Awards are only available to BPI members and the qualifying unit levels are as follows: -
Albums:    
Silver  60,000    Gold 100,000    Platinum 300,000
Singles:    Silver 200,000     Gold 400,000    Platinum 600,000
*(LPs and cassettes with a dealer price £3.70+ or £6+ for CDs)

The above levels apply to both full price and mid-price albums provided initial release was at full price.
If an album is only ever released at mid-price or budget, the following levels apply -
Silver - 120,000 units, Gold - 200,000 units and Platinum - 600,000 units.
(These are for those albums with a dealer price of £3.69 or less for cassettes and £5.99 or less for CD's & LP's)



BMI Million-Airs Award: Two Million Performances - YES, Owner of a Lonely Heart

1971

Melody Maker Pop Poll 1971(MM 9/18/1971)
British Section
Album / No.2 / The Yes Album
Group / No.6 / Yes
Male singer / No.9/ Jon Anderson
International Section
Album / No.4 / The Yes Album
Brightest Hope / No.9
Pianist Organist / No.4 / Rick Wakeman
Guitarist / No.6 / Steve Howe
Bass Guitarist / No.7 / Chris Squire
Drummer / No.10 / Bill Bruford
 
Album Fragile / No.11 at peak on Dec.18 MM
Album Close To The Edge / No.4 at peak on Sep.30 Record Mirror
 
SOUNDS Poll Feb 1971
The Yes Album wins

New Music Express
Readers' Poll results:

Best New Singer - Elton John
Best New Group - McGuinness Flint

Record Mirror Readers' Poll results - Most Promising Group/Artist:
1. Olivia Newton-John
2. T Rex
3. Elton John
4. New World
5. The Sweet
6. Mungo Jerry
7. Fame and Price
8. Labi Siffre
9. Gilbert O'Sullivan
10. Curved Air
11. Marvin Welch and Farrar
12. Emerson Lake and Palmer 13. Dave Edmunds
14. CCS
15. McGuinness Flint
16. Yes
17. Tony Christie
18. Wild Angels
19. Dave and Ansell Collins
20. Atomic Rooster

Melody Maker Readers' Poll results - Brightest Hope

British:
1. Wishbone Ash
2. Lindisfarne
3. Strawbs
4. Medicine Head
5. Osibisa
6. Heads, Hands and Feet
7. Rory Gallagher
8. Van Der Graaf Generator
9. Curved Air
10. Groundhogs
International:
1. Mountain
2. Osibisa
3. Loudon Wainwright III
4. Wishbone Ash
5. Carole King
6. Amon Duul II
7. Lindisfarne
8. John Kongos
9= Head, Hands and Feet
9= Yes

1972

MM Pop Poll 1972 (MM 9/30/1972)
British Section
Male Singer / No.4 / Jon Anderson
Group / No.7 / Yes
International Section
Keyboard / No.2 / Rick Wakeman
Bass / No.3 /Chris Squire
Guitar / No.4 / Steve Howe
Group / No.7 / Yes
Producer / No.8 /Eddie Offord
Album / No.8 / Fragile
 
Album Yessongs / No.7 at peak on 5/26 & 6/2 New Musical Express

1973

MM Pop Poll 1973(MM 9/29/1973)
British Section
Group / **No.1** / Yes
Album / No.4 / Close To The Edge
      / No.6 / Yessongs
      / No.8 / The Six Wives Of Henry VIII
Male Singer / No.4 / Jon Anderson
Live Act / No.7 / Yes
International Section
Group / **No.1** / Yes
Keyboard / **No.1** / Rick Wakeman
Bass / No.2 / Chris Squire
Male Singer / No.3 / Jon Anderson
Guitar / No.3 / Steve Howe
Arranger / No.3 / Yes
         / No.9 / Rick Wakeman
Producer / No.4 / Eddie Offord
Compose / No.5 / Yes
Live Act / No.6 / Yes
Album / No.6 / Yessongs
      / No.9 / Close To The Edge
 
Album Tales From Topographic Oceans / No.4 at peak on 1/12 & 1/26 1974 DISC AND MUSIC ECHO
Album Journey To The Center Of The Earth / **No.1** at peak on 6/8/1974 MM
 
New Musical Express 1973
Best Group - Yes
Best LP Cover - Yessongs

CREEM MAGAZINE 1973 READER POLL RESULTS
 
Top Albums
1.  Mott The Hoople - Mott
2.  The Who - Quadrophenia
3.  Elton John - Goodbye Yellowbrick Road
4.  Rolling Stones - Goat's Head Soup
5.  New York Dolls
6.  Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
7.  Allman Brothers - Brothers & Sisters
8.  Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
9.  Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
10. Stooges - Raw Power
11. Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny & Mutation
12. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
13. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run
14. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
15. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star

16. Yes - Yessongs

17. Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon
18. David Bowie - Pin-Ups
19. J. Geils Band - Bloodshot
20. Jethro Tull - A Passion Play 


Best Keyboard:           1)  Keith Emerson  
2) Rick Wakeman  3) Elton John
Best Bassist:             1)  Paul McCartney 2) John Entwistle
3) Chris Squire

1974

MM Pop Poll 1974 (MM 9/28/1974)
British section
Group / **No.1** / Yes
Male Singer / No.3 /Jon Anderson
Album / No.4 /Tales From Topographic Oceans
      / No.3 /Journey To The Center Of The Earth
Live Act / No.5 / Yes
International Section
Group / **No.1** / Yes
Bass / **No.1** / Chris Squire
Keyboard / **No.1** / Rick Wakeman
Producer / **No.1** / Eddie Offord
Composer / **No.1** / Jon Anderson & Steve Howe
Guitar / No.2 / Steve Howe
Album / No.3 / Tales From Topographic Oceans
Arranger / No.3 / Yes
         / No.4 / Rick Wakeman
Male Singer / No.3 / Jon Anderson
Live Act / No.5 / Yes
Drums / No.5 / Alan White
 
Album Relayer / No.7 at peak on 1/4/1975 NME
Album Relayer / No.2 at peak on 1/11/1975 MM
Album Yesterday / No.18 at peak on 4/5/1975 DISC AND MUSIC ECHO

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New Musical Express 1974
    Best LP Cover - Relayer

1975

MM Pop Poll 1975
British section
Group / **No,1** / Yes
Live Act / No.2 / Yes
Album / No.2 / Relayer
Male singer / No.3 / Jon Anderson
International Section
Group / No.2 / Yes
Live Act / No.3 / Yes
Album / No.2 / Relayer
Male Singer / No.2 / Jon Anderson
Guitar / No.2 / Steve Howe
Bass / **No.1** / Chris Squire
Drums / No.5 / Alan White
Keyboard / **No.1** / Rick Wakeman (ex.Yes)
         / No.3 / Patrick Moraz
Composer / **No.1** / Jon Anderson & Steve Howe
Arranger / **No.1** / Yes
Producer / **No.1** / Eddie Offord
 
Album Fish out Of Water / No.28 at peak on 12/13/1975 MM
Album Ramshacled / No.27 on 3/20/1976 MM
Album Olias Of Sunhillow / No.12 at peak on 8/28/1976 MM

CREEM MAGAZINE 1975 READER POLL RESULTS

Best Reissue

1.  Rolling Stones - Made In The Shade
2.  Rolling Stones - Metamorphosis
3.  Bob Dylan - Basement Tapes
4.  John Lennon - Shaved Fish
5.  Free - Best Of Free
6.  Yes - Yesterdays
7.  Elton John - Empty Sky
8.  Jeff Beck & The Yardbirds
9.  The Who - The Who Sell Out/A Quick One
10. Chicago - Chicago IX, Chicago's Greatest Hits


Best Keyboard:               1) Elton John  2) Keith Emerson
3)Rick Wakeman
Best Rock&Roll Movie:    1) Tommy  2) Stardust  
3) Lisztomania (Rick)
 

1976

MM Pop Poll 1976
British Section

Group / **No.1** / Yes
Live Act / No.3 / Yes
Album / No.4 / Olias Of Sunhillow
Male Singer / **No.1** / Jon Anderson
International Section
Group / **No.1** / Yes
Live Act / No.2 / Yes
Album / No.7 / Olias Of Sunhillow
Composer / **No.1** / Jon Anderson
Arranger / **No.1** / Yes
Producer / No.2 / Eddie Offord
Male Singer / No.2 / Jon Anderson
Guitar / **No.1** / Steve Howe
Bass / **No.1** / Chris Squire
Keyboard / No.3 / Patrick Moraz
Drums / No.6 / Alan White
Miscellaneous Instruments / No.3 / Jon Anderson
 
Album Going For The One / **No.1** at peak on 8/20, 8/27, 9/3 1977 MM
Album Going For The One / **No.1** at peak on 8/13&8/20 1977 Record Mirror
Single Wonderous Stories / No.10 on 10/15 1977 MM
Single Wonderous Stories / No.7 on 10/8 1977 Record Mirror

1977

MM Pop Poll 1977
British Section
Group / No.2 / Yes (No.1: Genesis)
Album / No.2 / Going For The One
Male Singer / **No.1** / Jon Anderson
International Section
Group / **No.1** / Yes
Album / No.2 / Going For The One
Composer / No.2 / Jon Anderson & Steve Howe
Arranger / No.2 / Yes
Producer / No.4 / Eddie Offord
         / No.5 / Yes
Male Singer / **No.1** / Jon Anderson
Guitar / No.2 / Steve Howe
Bass / **No.1** / Chris Squire
Keyboard / No.2 / Rick wakeman
         / No.5 / Patrick moraz
Drums / No.4 / Alan White
Miscellaneous Instruments / No.? / Jon Anderson
                          / No.7 / Rick Wakeman
 
Single Going For The One / No.17 at peak on 12/10/1977 MM
Single Going For The One / No.24 at peak on 12/3/1977 Record Mirror

Grammy Nominations    
    Best Rock Instrumental
        Cinema (90125) -
Cinema won the award
        Masquerade (Union)
   

    Best Long-Form Video
        9012Live Video

Guitar Player Magazine
    Steve Howe - Best Overall Guitarist  1977 -1981 (?)
    Hall of Fame


BMI Award for RoundaboutRIAA for Fragile and CTTETFTO Gold RecordGFTO Gold RecordTormato Gold RecordTormato Gold Record

90125-Canadian Double Plaitnum90125-Canadian Double Plaitnum90125-Canadian Double Plaitnum

90125 Platinum Record90125 Platinum Record90125 Platinum Record90125 Platinum Record90125 Platinum Record90125 Multi-Platinum Record

Big Generator Gold RecordABWH Gold Record

2004

...this week's UK DVD Music Chart
 Top 10 Music DVDs and Videos (27/06/2004)  
     
 TW LW Title Artist Label
 1 (44) ACOUSTIC YES CLASSIC PICTURES
 2 (1) WELCOME TO THE VIDEOS GUNS N' ROSES POLYDOR
 3 (3) LATER - COOL BRITANNIA VARIOUS ARTISTS WARNER MUSIC VISION
 4 (7) GREATEST HITS RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS WARNER MUSIC VISION
 5 (5) THE FAREWELL TOUR CHER IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
 6 (2) THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT WHO SANCTUARY
 7 (4) LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM QUEEN PARLOPHONE
 8 (17) LIVE AT SLANE CASTLE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS WARNER MUSIC VISION
 9 (9) PLAYS LIVE HANK MARVIN UMTV
 10 (13) IN THE ZONE BRITNEY SPEARS JIVE