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Presley, Cash Gain Additional Multi-Platinum Certifications
Gone but obviously not forgotten, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash end 2005 with additional multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA. ELV1S: 30 #1 Hits was certified quadruple platinum for shipments of 4 million copies. Presley's It's Christmas Time and Cash's 16 Biggest Hits went double platinum for shipments of 2 million copies each. Kenny Chesney's The Road and the Radio also went double platinum in December. The Legend of Johnny Cash attained platinum status for shipments of 1 million copies. As previously reported, other RIAA platinum certifications for December include Carrie Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts, and the latest releases by Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride and Reba McEntire. Going gold for shipments of 500,000 copies are Gary Allan's Tough All Over and Miranda Lambert's debut album, Kerosene.
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