IFPI Platinum Europe Awards - April & May 2006
14 June, 2006
Three artists achieved Platinum Europe Awards during the months of April and May.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold over one million copies of their new album Stadium Arcadium within the same month of release. The hotly anticipated double album is the ninth studio offering from the American band during their 23-year recording career and it accompanies their world tour of the same name. The title has gone gold or platinum in 16 countries across Europe.
The Black Eyed Peas score a double Platinum Europe Award with their album Monkey Business, which has sold over two million copies across 20 European countries. Hot on the heels of the success of their previous album Elephunk, Monkey Business features collaborations with Justin Timberlake, James Brown, Jack Johnson and Sting. The May 2005 release is the fourth album from the American hip-hop group.
American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson gains a second Platinum Europe Award for her album Breakaway. It is the second album release from the
singer since she shot to stardom after winning the 2002 TV reality series. The Grammy award winning album, released in June 2005, features hit singles
Since U Been Gone and Because of You.
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About Platinum Europe Awards
Platinum Europe Awards honour the elite community of artists who have achieved sales of one million copies of an album in Europe. The Awards were launched in 1996 and they are now recognised as the established hallmark of success for artists in Europe.