by VVN Music
The RIAA has given out their latest Gold and Platinum awards and, during the last month, four veteran artists were honored for their sales.
The big announcement was that Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1976 album Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits, has received their 9x and 10x Platinum certificates. Each certificate represents one million units in sales in the U.S., showing that Chronicle has now sold over ten million copies.
This makes Chronicle the biggest selling album of CCR's career. Their 1970 album Cosmo's Factory is currently certified for sales of over four million while 1969's Green River is over three million and both 1969's Bayou Country and Willie and the Poor Boys are both at over two million.
Also going platinum is the brand new single from Justin Timberlake, Can't Stop the Feeling!, which has now moved over one million units. The song, from the upcoming movie Trolls, was released on May 6 and was an almost immediate hit, becoming the first number 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 by a veteran artist since 2000. It is currently at number 3.
Richard Marx' 1997 album Greatest Hits has received its Gold certification, indicating 500,000 copies sold while Tim McGraw's latest single, Humble and Kind, received a Gold Single award. The song went to number 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart, the 26th of his career.
Platinum Albums (1,000,000 units per certificate)
- Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits - Creedence Clearwater Revival (10x Platinum)
- Greatest Hits - Richard Marx
- Can't Stop the Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
- Humble & Kind - Tim McGraw