Take That's comeback album, "Beautiful World" (Polydor), sailed past the triple IFPI Platinum Europe sales mark in the second quarter, having shifted more than three million units across Europe.

"Beautiful World," released in November 2006, was one of 17 albums honored during the period with an IFPI Platinum Europe Award, for pan-European shipments in excess of a million units.

Seven albums reached double platinum status in Q2. They were Bryan Adams' "Unplugged" (Universal), Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M), James Blunt's "All the Lost Souls," Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" (Reprise) and "It's Time," The Moulin Rouge Original Soundtrack (Universal), and Scissor Sisters' "Ta-Dah!" (Polydor).

First-time IFPI Platinum certifications were handed out to nine albums. They were Amy MacDonald's "This Is the Life" (Vertigo), Coldplay's "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" (Parlophone), Franz Ferdinand's "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), Kaiser Chiefs' "Yours Truly, Angry Mob" (B-Unique/Polydor), Kanye West's "Late Registration" (Def Jam), Madonna's "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.), "The Best Of Neil Diamond" (Universal), Queens Of the Stone Age's "Songs For the Deaf" (Interscope), and the Cure's "Greatest Hits" (Universal).

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