RIAA also honors Gretchen Wilson, Los Lonely Boys.
Beastie Boys achieve another platinum album with their first studio set in six years, "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol), in July certifications by the RIAA. With more than 1 million units shipped, the album brings the group's career total to 22 million units.
Labelmates Yellowcard score their first platinum award with "Ocean Avenue," as do Los Lonely Boys, with their self-titled Or Music/Epic debut.
Country newcomer Gretchen Wilson's "Here for the Party" (Epic) reached double-platinum status last month; it continues in the top 10 of The Billboard 200 in its 12th week.
Among veteran acts, Arista Nashville artist Brad Paisley earned his third platinum record with "Mud on the Tires." Pantera reached multi-million status for the first time in its 20-year career with 1992's "A Vulgar Display of Power," which has shipped more than 2 million units. And rock mainstays Def Leppard earned their second RIAA diamond award, for 1983's "Pyromania," which reached the 10 million shipment mark. The band's 1987 album "Hysteria," which was certified 10 times platinum in 1990, remains its best-seller, at 12 million shipments.
Acts who scored their first gold records in July include Big & Rich, with "Horse of a Different Color" (Warner Nashville); Velvet Revolver, "Contraband" (RCA); Mario Winans, "Hurt No More" (Bad Boy/Universal); Jo Jo, self-titled (Da Family/Blackground); and Franz Ferdinand, self-titled (Epic).