Timberlake, Aguilera Go Triple Platinum

By | September 10, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera are both getting new platinum.

The Recording Industry Association of America reports Timberlake’s “Justified” album and Aguilera’s “Stripped” album have both gone triple platinum.

Also, Daniel Bedingfield gets his first gold record for “Gotta Get Thru This.” Jason Mraz picks up a gold award for “Waiting For My Rocket To Come.” Simple Plan earn their first platinum award for “No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls.” Ashanti earns her second consecutive gold and platinum awards for “Chapter Two.”

In the alternative category, Jane’s Addiction continues to churn out gold. The RIAA says Jane’s Addiction earned a fourth gold record, for “Strays.” The Ataris get their first gold album for “So Long, Astoria.” Tool hit the double-platinum mark last month with “Lateralus,” their third consecutive multi-platinum album.

Meanwhile, John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High: The Best of John Denver” has gone both gold and platinum. That gives Denver his 20th gold album and 13th platinum one. His album sales total 33.5 million.

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