David Gray’s breakthrough fourth album, “White Ladder,” reached triple Platinum Europe status in July for shipments of 3 million units, according to certifications from the IFPI.
The Welsh-raised singer/songwriter’s album was initially a chart-topping hit in Ireland after he released it there on his IHT label in 1998. The album quickly gathered international momentum after it was reissued by EastWest U.K. in early 2000 for the world excluding North America.
“White Ladder” was one of six albums awarded Platinum Europe status during July.
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Greatest Hits” (Warner Bros.) and Anastacia’s self-titled Epic release each registered 2 million shipments during the period. Both records were issued within the past 12 months.
Three sets reached the 1 million European shipments milestone: Jamie Cullum’s recently-released sophomore album “Twentysomething” (Universal Classics & Jazz), Massive Attack’s 1994 debut “Protection” (Virgin) and System of a Down’s 2001 release “Toxicity” (Sony).