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Double Platinum...

'Whitney The Greatest Hits' has been certified Double Platinum in the US by the RIAA representing a US unit shipment of one million copies (double sets are counted as 2 CDs sold hence the Double Platinum status).

Whitney has now been certified for US shipment of 51 million albums in the US.

The Billboard Article:

Just over a month after its release, Whitney Houston's "Greatest Hits" (Arista) has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 2 million copies. Released on May 16, the two-disc set, which features the platinum single "My Love Is Your Love," is at No. 20 on The Billboard 200 this week.

New multi-platinum certifications were bestowed upon TLC's 1999 LaFace album "Fanmail" -- six times platinum; Monica's "The Boy Is Mine" (Arista) and Tim McGraw's "A Place In The Sun" (Curb) -- three times platinum; and 112's 1996 self-titled Bad Boy/Arista release -- double platinum.

Jessica Simpson's 1999 release "Sweet Kisses" (Columbia) has been certified platinum.

New gold certifications, for sales of 500,000 units, include Pearl Jam's "Binaural" (Epic) and Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" (MCA Nashville).

Also notable is the gold certification of Cypress Hill's, "Los Grandes Exitos En Espanol" (Columbia), for sales of 100,000 units under the RIAA's Los Premios de Oro y Platino program. To be eligible for this award, sound recordings must contain more than 50% Spanish language content.

For all of the RIAA's latest certifications, click here.

NEWSFILE: 22 JUNE 2000

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