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International artists top sellers in June

Toronto - June 2003

International recording artists Shakira and 50 Cent scored multiple platinum this month. Shakira’s "Laundry Service" (Sony/Columbia) clocked in at Quintuple Platinum with 500,000 units and 50 Cent’s "Get Rich or Die Tryin’", (Universal) reached Quadruple Platinum with 400,000 units.

Metallica’s "St. Anger", (Warner/Elektra), Various Artists on "The Blue Box ­ Best of Blue Note", (EMI/BlueNote) and Linkin Park’s "Meteora & Meteora Ltd. Ed." (Warner) each scored Double Platinum with 200,000 units.

Canada’s Simple Plan hit the 100,000 Platinum mark with "No Pads No Helmets... Just Balls" (Warner).

The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. CRIA’s membership is comprised of the major record companies, leading independent labels, and all manufacturers of compact discs and tapes. In all they represent 95% of the sound recordings that are manufactured and sold in Canada.

Audio Certifications

June 2003
5 X Platinum
500,000 Units
"Laundry Service"
Sony Music Canada Inc / Columbia
4 X Platinum
400,000 Units
50 Cent
"Get Rich Or Die Tryin"
Universal Music / Shady / Aftermath / Interscope / Violator
2 X Platinum
200,000 Units
"St. Anger"
Warner Music / Elektra
Various Artists
"The Blue Box – The Best Of Blue Note"
EMI Music Canada / Blue Note
Linkin Park
"Meteora & Meteora Ltd.Ed."
Warner Music Canada / Warner Bros.
100,000 Units
Matchbox 20
"More Than You Think You Are"
Warner Music Canada Ltd. / Atlantic
Simple Plan
"No Pads No Helmets...Just Balls"
Warner Music Canada Ltd. / Lava / Atlantic
"American Life"
Warner Music Canada Ltd. / Maverick
50,000 Units
Jack Johnson
"Brushfire Fairytales"
Universal Music / Universal Records
Various Artists
"The Lizzy McGuire Movie Soundtrack"
Universal Music / Walt Disney Records
Ben Harper
"Diamonds On The Inside"
Virgin Music Canada Inc / Virgin
Duran Duran
"Greatest Hits"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Various Artists
"Peace Songs: A Benefit Album"
Sony Music Canada / Sony Music / BMG Music
Warner Music Canada Ltd / Maverick
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Video Certifications

June 2003
2 X Platinum DVD
20,000 Units
Iron Madien
"Rock In Rio"
EMI Music Canada / EMI

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