Alabama Score 20th Platinum Album

Alabama’s Just Us has become the band’s 20th platinum album. The newest gold and platinum certifications by the RIAA place the band’s career sales at 45 million, adding to Alabama’s ranking as the best-selling country group in history. However, the RIAA’s certifications for the month of October also resulted in triple-platinum status for the Dixie Chicks’ Home, moving the trio’s career total to more than 24 million. Other previously-reported certifications include Brooks & Dunn’s Brand New Man (6 million sales) and Elvis Presley’s ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits (2 million). In other RIAA certifications, Lee Ann Womack has scored a platinum single with her 2000 single, “I Hope You Dance.” 11/5/02