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Rage's 'Renegades' Leads Platinum Charge
Rage Against The Machine's "Renegades" (Epic), the band's final album with singer Zack De La Rocha, has been certified gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). ReleasRage Against The Machine's "Renegades" (Epic), the band's final album with singer Zack De La Rocha, has been certified gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). Released in early December, the set was certified for U.S. sales of 1 million copies in its first accounting. "Renegades" was the only recent album to achieve platinum in the latest round of RIAA certifications. Also reaching the mark was the 1996 Jaci Velasquez set "Heavenly Places" (Word).
There has been plenty of gold (500,000 U.S. copies sold) mined thus far in January, with recently released albums by K-Ci & JoJo ("X," MCA), Blink 182 ("The Mark, Tom And Travis Show," MCA), Musiq Soulchild ("AIJUSWANASEING," Def Jam/Def Soul), Crazy Town ("The Gift Of Game," Columbia), Vince Gill ("Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye," MCA Nashville), Debelah Morgan ("Dance With Me," Atlantic), and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan ("SRV," Epic Legacy) among those making the grade.
Also certified gold and platinum was the concert video release "Britney Spears - Live And More!" The longform Jive video was certified for U.S. sales of 100,000 copies.
To view all of the latest RIAA certifications, click here.R