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    US: X&Y Reaches Double Platinum

    x&y.jpgNEW YORK: A little more than a month after its release, Coldplay's X&Y has been certified double-platinum in July by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


    The trade group verified shipments of 2 million copies of the Capitol set to US retailers.


    The feat follows a trend for the UK-based band, whose 2000 debut, Parachutes, is also double-platinum, while 2002's A Rush of Blood to the Head has reached the triple-platinum mark.Others reaching new multi-platinum heights in July included a pair of superstar country acts, Brooks & Dunn and Kenny Chesney. The former's 1997 Arista Nashville Greatest Hits set reached quadruple platinum as did the latter's 2004 BNA release When the Sun Goes Down.


    Kelly Clarkson's sophomore RCA album "Breakaway" tipped the RIAA's scales at triple platinum last month, while Velvet Revolver's "Contraband" (RCA) and Disney's "The Lizzie McGuire Soundtrack" were each certified for US shipments of 2 million copies.


    George Strait notched double-platinum in July with two separate MCA Nashville albums. His latest studio set, Somewhere Down in Texas, released in late June, was certified platinum for US shipments of 1 million copies, even though Nielsen SoundScan reports sales at just 472,000.


    In addition, his 2002 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection also reached the same plateau. According to the RIAA, Strait has 30 platinum albums to his credit.

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