The Beatles' 2000 greatest hits release "1" (Apple/Parlophone) has received a ninth IFPI Platinum Europe Award, making it one of the three biggest-selling albums of the past decade.

It has now matched the sales awards already achieved by two Celine Dion albums, "Falling Into You" and "Let's Talk About Love" (both Columbia). All three records now have IFPI awards in recognition of nine million sales across Europe.

Unveiling sales awards for the final quarter of 2007 today, IFPI also reports that 13 albums gained Platinum Europe Awards for the first time during the last three months of 2007.

These included Timbaland's "Shock Value" (Interscope), Avril Lavigne's "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA) and Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" (Columbia), alongside "Call Me Irresponsible" (Reprise) by Michael Buble, the Eagles' comeback "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor) and Andrea Bocelli's "Amore" (Polydor).

Katie Melua's "Pictures" (Dramatico) and Eros Ramazzotti's "E2" (Ariola) both managed to reach one million sales in their first quarter of release.

Rihanna was the only artist to pick up platinum certification for two different albums in the quarter. "A Girl Like Me" (SRP/Def Jam) has been recognized for one million sales, while "Good Girl Gone Bad" (SRP/Def Jam) collected its third platinum award for 2007.

Five-times Grammy winner Amy Winehouse took her year's tally of IFPI awards to three with another million sales for "Back To Black" (Universal/Island) in the final quarter. James Blunt got his sixth platinum award for "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), while "American Idiot" (Reprise) by Green Day achieved its fourth award.

Last year, 57 albums received IFPI Platinum Awards, compared to 46 albums in 2006. European acts made up 61% of those awards, with U.S. artists taking 33%.