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Toby Keith Leads RIAA's Country List
With its recent double platinum status, Toby Keith's Shock'n Y'all was the highest certified country album released in 2003, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Released in November, Keith's album is just one of the country releases achieving gold or platinum certification from the RIAA for the month of December. As previously reported, Shania Twain's 2002 double-CD Up! achieved multi-platinum status for shipments of 10 million copies. Double platinum certification went to The Very Best of the Eagles. Certified platinum for shipments of 1 million copies each are Keith Urban's 1999 self-titled album, Kid Rock's new self-titled project and The Very Best of Sheryl Crow. Going gold for shipments of 500,000 copies: Kenny Chesney's All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan, Brad Paisley's Mud on the Tires, Chris Cagle's self-titled album and the Dixie Chicks' Top of the World: Live. The DVD version of the Chicks' live album was declared a platinum longform video for shipments of 100,000 units.
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