Shakira, Pink Notch Triple Platinum
Slightly more than six months after their respective releases, the latest albums by Latin star Shakira and pop/R&B artist Pink have been certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry AssociaSlightly more than six months after their respective releases, the latest albums by Latin star Shakira and pop/R&B artist Pink have been certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Shakira's Epic set "Laundry Service" and Pink's Arista collection "M!ssundastood" each shipped 3 million copies in the U.S. by the end of May, according to the RIAA.
Released last Nov. 13, "Laundry Service" debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and No. 6 on Billboard's Top Internet Albums chart, and features the singles "Whenever, Wherever" and "Underneath Your Clothes," which topped out at No. 6 and No. 9 on the Hot 100, respectively. Issued just one week later, "M!ssundastood," bowed at No. 8 on The Billboard 200, and boasts the hit "Get the Party Started," which reached No. 4 on the Hot 100.
Last year's "The Fast and Furious" soundtrack reached platinum in its latest review by the RIAA. The Murder Inc. collection -- which features tracks by Ashanti, Ja Rule, and Limp Bizkit with DMX, Redman, and Method Man, among others -- was certified for U.S. shipments of 1 million copies.
A pair of albums released last month -- one by rap collective Big Tymers ("Hood Rich," Cash Money/Universal), the other the multi-artist soundtrack to "Spider-Man" (Columbia) -- were each certified gold for U.S. shipments of 500,000 copies.
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