Recent albums by rappers Eminem and Nelly and young rocker Avril Lavigne each reached new platinum levels in their latest reviews by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). “The Eminem Show” (Interscope) has been certified quintuple platinum for U.S. shipments of 5 million copies, according the RIAA, while “Nellyville” (Universal) reached quadruple, and Lavigne’s “Let Go” has earned triple platinum status. Eminem’s set was released in May of this year, while the latter two albums were issued in June.
The triple-platinum milestone was recently reached by hard rock act P.O.D.’s year-old “Satellite” (Atlantic) and Alan Jackson’s “Drive” (Arista Nashville) released in January. Marking 2 million copies shipped were Dave Matthews Band’s July RCA set “Busted Stuff” and Toby Keith’s 2001 DreamWorks Nashville album “Pull My Chain.” Keith’s latest release, “Unleashed,” was also certified platinum by the RIAA for U.S. shipments of 1 million copies.
Other newly platinum titles include Linkin Park’s “Reanimation” (Warner Bros.), Big Tymers’ Cash Money/Universal release “Hood Rich,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “By the Way (Warner Bros.), Norah Jones’ Blue Note debut “Come Away With Me,” Brad Paisley’s “Part II” (Arista Nashville), and Epic’s compilation “Now, That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 10.”
To view all of the RIAA’s latest gold, platinum, and multi-platinum certifications, click here.