3 Doors Down's "The Better Life" has tipped the scales at five times platinum in its latest audit by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The distinction, awarded for shipments of 5 m

3 Doors Down's "The Better Life" has tipped the scales at five times platinum in its latest audit by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The distinction, awarded for shipments of 5 million copies of the album to U.S. retailers, comes less than a year and-a-half after its release by Universal.

Last September, "The Better Life" peaked at No. 7 on The Billboard 200. The album spawned the smash single "Kryptonite," which topped Billboard's Mainstream and Modern Rock Tracks charts, reached No. 3 on The Billboard Hot 100, and No. 4 on the Adult Top 40 chart. Other singles have included "Loser" (No. 1 Mainstream, No. 2 Modern), and "Duck and Run" (No. 1 Mainstream, No. 11 Modern). Current single "Be Like That" is at No. 17 on the Mainstream chart, and No. 29 on the Modern tally.

Also reaching a new platinum level is Babyface's 1989 set "Tender Lover" (Epic). That album, which was certified by the RIAA for 3 million copies shipped, peaked at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 in March 1990.

Newly certified gold titles (500,000 copies shipped) are the Hollywood/Warner Bros. soundtrack to Disney's "Pearl Harbor," L.L. Cool J's "G.O.A.T." (Def Jam), and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Live From Steel Town" (CMC International/Sanctuary).

Latin artist Pepe Aguilar sees five of his Musart titles newly certified in the RIAA's Los Premios de Oro y Platino program, which honors top selling Spanish-language recordings. Aguilar's "Por Mujeres Como Tu" was awarded Disco De Oro (gold, 100,000 copies shipped to U.S. retailers), Disco De Platino (platinum, 200,000), and Multi-Platino (multi-platinum, 400,000) honors. Three titles -- " Lo Grande de Los Grandesm," "Por El Amor De Siempre," and " Por Una Mujer Bonita" -- reached the gold and platinum levels, while one, "Lo Mejor de Nosotros," reached the gold plateau.

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