Bon Jovi 1994 hits collection "Cross Road" (Mercury) pushed past the eight million European shipments milestone in the third quarter, according to IFPI Platinum Europe certifications published today by the international trade body.

Since the IFPI began its awards in 1996, just two albums have surpassed the feat of "Cross Road." Both efforts belong to Epic-artist Celine Dion, whose "Falling Into You" from 1996 and "Let's Talk About Love" the following year have each collected nine IFPI Platinum Europe Awards.

During the quarter, the IFPI handed out a total of 13 awards, each in recognition for more than 1 million pan-European shipments.

Eminem's 2000 sophomore set "The Marshall Mathers LP" (Aftermath/Interscope) earned its sixth Platinum Europe gong, Keane's 2004 debut "Hopes and Fears" (Island) was registered four-times Platinum, and Nelly Furtado's 2005 comeback "Loose" (Geffen) claimed a Platinum hat-trick.

Double-certification went to Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" (Island/Universal), Metallica's "Reload" (Universal), Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Island) and Portishead's "Dummy" (Go! Beat/Universal). Five albums reached Platinum status for the first time.

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