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"Star Académie" sales continue to be spectacular

Toronto - April 2003


April was an extremely busy month for certifications of both sound recordings and music videos/DVDs. The "Star Académie" compilation album keeps flying off the shelf as over 500,000 units sold in just two months. Emerging artist Sam Roberts’ debut album "The Inhuman Condition" was certified Gold. The Beatles’ "Anthology" DVD made a remarkable entrance, achieving Double Diamond certification status one month after release.


Audio Certifications


April 2003
6 X Platinum
600,000 Units
Norah Jones
"Come Away With Me"
EMI Music / EMI Music
5 X Platinum
500,000 Units
Various Artists
"Star Académie"
Distribution Select / Musicor
4 X Platinum
400,000 Units
Andrea Bocelli
"Sogno"
Universal Music / Polydor / Sugar / Universal
3 X Platinum
300,000 Units
Coldplay
"A Rush Of Blood To The Head"
EMI Music Canada / EMI Music
2 X Platinum
200,000 Units
Elton John
"Greatest Hits 1970-2002"
Universal Music / Mercury Records
Diana Krall
"Live In Paris"
Universal Music / Verve
Coldplay
"Parachutes"
EMI Music Canada / EMI Music
Various Artists
"XXX Soundtrack"
Universal Music / Universal Records
Platinum
100,000 Units
Ja Rule
"The Last Temptation"
Universal Music / Def Jam Records
Andrea Bocelli
"Aria – The Opera Album"
Universal Music / Sugar
Andrea Bocelli
"Sentimento"
Universal Music / Sugar
Andrea Bocelli
"Viaggio Italiano"
Universal Music / Sugar
Various Artists
"The Number 1 Jazz Album"
Universal Music / Verve
Various Artists
"Braveheart"
Universal Music / Decca
Gold
50,000 Units
Sam Roberts
"The Inhuman Condition"
Universal Music / Maplemusic
Various Artists
"Cradle 2 The Grave"
Universal Music / Def Jam Records
Aaliyah
"I Care 4 U"
Universal Music / Universal Records
Mariah Carey
"Charmbraclet"
Universal Music / Def Jam Records
3 Doors Down
"Away From The Sun"
Universal Music / Universal Records
George Strait
"Latest Greatest Straitest Hits"
Universal Music / MCA Nashville
Various Artists
"YTV Big Fun Party Mix 4"
Universal Music / Universal Records
Various Artists
"WOW Worship (Green)"
CMC Distribution / Integrity Music
Various Artists
"Night Out With Verve"
Universal Music / Verve
Hans Zimmer
"Gladiator"
Universal Music / Verve
Sum 41
"Half Hour Of Power"
EMI Music Canada / Aquarius
2 X Platinum Singles
20,000 Units
Kelly Clarkson
"Before Your Love / A Moment Like This"
BMG Canada Inc / RCA
Platinum Singles
10,000 Units
Shaggy
"Hey Sexy Lady"
Universal Music / Big Yard Music Group / MCA
Gold Singles
5,000 Units
Shaggy
"Strength Of A Woman"
Universal Music / Big Yard Music Group / MCA
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Video Certifications


April 2003
2 X Diamond DVD
200,000 Units
Beatles
"Anthology"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
3 X Platinum DVD
30,000 Units
Queen
"Greatest Video Hits 1"
Universal Music / Hollywood
Norah Jones
"Live In New Orleans"
EMI Music Canada / EMI Music
2 X Platinum DVD
20,000 Units
Peter Gabriel
"Secret World Live"
Universal Music / MCA
Cirque Du Soleil
"Allegria"
DEP Distribution Exclusive Ltee / BMG
Gold DVD
5,000 Units
Sagwa
"Les Adventures Captivantes De La Chatte Simoise Vol. 1"
DEP Distribution Exclusive Ltee / Cinegroupe-Star
Sagwa
"Les Adventures Captivantes De La Chatte Simoise Vol. 2"
DEP Distribution Exclusive Ltee / Cinegroupe-Star
Sagwa
"Les Adventures Captivantes De La Chatte Simoise Vol. 2"
DEP Distribution Exclusive Ltee / Cinegroupe-Star

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