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Staind 'Breaks' Double-Platinum Barrier

A little more than a month after its release, Staind's Elektra album "Break the Cycle" has been certified gold, platinum, and double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). T

A little more than a month after its release, Staind's Elektra album "Break the Cycle" has been certified gold, platinum, and double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The recognition comes for U.S. shipments of 500,000, 1 million, and 2 million copies, respectively, in the first audit of the album's sales to retailers.

"Break the Cycle," Staind's sophomore album, debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 earlier this month, and has sold 1,510,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The album is the follow-up to 1999's "Dysfunction," which peaked at No. 74 on The Billboard 200, and has sold 1,126,000 copies to date. Staind has tour dates scheduled through an Aug. 4 appearance at the Rolling Rock Town Fair in Latrobe, Pa.

In a time frame similar to that of the Staind album, Tool's recently released "Lateralus" (Volcano) was certified platinum by the RIAA for U.S. shipments of 1 million copies. That set, which also debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 earlier this month, has sold 1,049,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.

Nelly Furtado's DreamWorks set "Whoa, Nelly!" and the Integrity inspirational compilation "Wow Worship Orange," were also each certified platinum.

Three titles reached new multi-platinum heights in the latest RIAA accounting -- 3 Doors Down's "A Better Life" (Universal) for 5 million copies shipped, as well as Linkin Park's "Hybrid Theory" (Warner Bros.) and Enya's "A Day Without Rain" (Reprise), each for 2 million units shipped.

A slew of varied titles were certified gold (500,000 copies) by the RIAA, including R.E.M.'s "Reveal" (Warner Bros.), Lil' Wayne's "Light's Out" (Cash Money/Universal), Eric Clapton's "Reptile" (Reprise), Saliva's "Every Six Seconds" (Island/Mercury), Case's "Open Letter" (Def Jam/Def Soul), and Stevie Nicks' "Trouble in Shangri-La" (Reprise).

Other titles sporting newly minted gold plaques are Sum 41's "All Killer No Filler" (Island/Def Jam), Billy Gilman's "Dare to Dream" (Epic Nashville), Redman's "Malpractice" (Def Jam), Drag-On's "Opposite of H20" (Ruff Ryders/Interscope), Eve 6's "Horrorscope" (RCA), and the "Almost Famous" soundtrack (DreamWorks).

To view the full list of the latest RIAA awards, click here.


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