O Brother Goes 5X Platinum

The O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack has been certified five-times platinum — for shipments of 5 million copies — by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album sold 209,000 copies in the week following the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, where it was named album of the year. Total sales, according to SoundScan, were at 4.2 million as of Friday (March 8). 03/12/02