Green Day Mints Quadruple Platinum 'Idiot'
Green Day's latest album, "American Idiot" (Reprise), was certified quadruple platinum last month by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 4 million copies.Green Day's latest album, "American Idiot" (Reprise), was certified quadruple platinum last month by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 4 million copies. Released in September 2004, the self-described "punk rock opera" is the second best-selling album of the band's career. Its 1994 breakout "Dookie” earned a diamond award in 1999 signifying shipments of 10 million copies in the United States
Reaching the triple-platinum level in August was hip-hop superstar Jay-Z's 2003 set "The Black Album" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). Newly minted-double platinum discs were the 19th and latest "Now! That's What I Call Music" compilation, country artist Keith Urban's 2004 release "Be Here" (Capitol Nashville) and veteran rock act Styx's 1995 "Greatest Hits" (A&M).
Titles tipping the platinum scale for shipments of 1 million copies were Crossfade's self-titled Columbia debut, Gorillaz' "Demon Days" (Virgin), R. Kelly's "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive), Reba McEntire's "Room To Breathe" (MCA Nashville), My Chemical Romance's "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" (Reprise), "20th Century Masters: The Best of the Temptations" (Motown) and the Ying-Yang Twins' "U.S.A.: United States of Atlanta" (TVT).