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Avril Lavigne presented with Diamond

Toronto - May 2003

Canadian rock sensation Avril Lavigne achieved official Diamond status with 1 million units of "Let Go" flying off the shelves. Lavigne received advance recognition when she met with Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, in Ottawa on Juno weekend in April 2003.

Blue Rodeo and its band member, Jim Cuddy, both won with Blue Rodeo’s "Palace of Gold" hitting Platinum with 100,000 units sold. Cuddy achieved his first solo certification with Gold and 50,000 sold for "All In Time".

Newcomer Michael Bublé with "Michael Bublé" and the Matthew Good Band’s new release "Avalanche" both achieved Gold status. Bif Naked’s "Purge" and Adam Gregory’s "The Way I’m Made" also hit the Gold mark in May.

Finally, singles by Shawn Desmond, "Shook", and Sam Roberts, "Where Have All the People Gone", hit Gold with 5,000 units sold.

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Audio Certifications

May 2003
1,000,000 Units
Avril Lavigne
"Let Go"
BMG Canada Inc. / Arista
6 X Platinum
600,000 Units
Traveling Wilburys
"Volume 1"
Warner Music Canada Ltd. / Warner Bros.
4 X Platinum
400,000 Units
Various Artists
"MuchDance 2002"
BMG Music Canada Inc. / Ariola
3 X Platinum
300,000 Units
2 Pac
"Better Dayz"
Universal Music / Universal
100,000 Units
Blue Rodeo
"Palace Of Gold"
Warner Music Canada Ltd. / WEA
Various Artists
"Women & Songs 6"
Warner Music Canada Ltd. / WEA
"This Way"
Warner Music Canada Ltd. / Atlantic
Various Artists
"The Sounds Of Nova Scotia"
Stephen MacDonald / Stephen MacDonald
50,000 Units
Various Artists
"The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers"
Warner Music Canada Ltd. / Warner Bros.
Michael Bublé
"Michael Bublé"
Warner Music Canada Ltd. / Warner Bros.
Brad Paisley
"Part II"
BMG Canada Inc. / Arista Country
Jim Cuddy
"All In Time"
Warner Music Canada Ltd. / WEA
Matthew Good Band
Universal Music / Universal
Bif Naked
TKO Entertainment / HRM Records Inc.
Adam Gregory
"The Way I’m Made"
Sony Music Canada Inc. / EPIC
Vanessa Carlton
"Be Not Ready"
Universal Music / Universal
Massive Attack
"100th Window"
Virgin Music Canada Inc. / Virgin
Gold Singles
5,000 Units
Mariah Carey
"Through The Rain"
Universal Music / Def Jam Records
Sam Roberts
"Where Have All The Good People Gone"
Universal Music / Universal
Shawn Desman
BMG Canada / VIK Recordings / Uomo
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Video Certifications

May 2003
Platinum DVD
10,000 Units
Bill & Gloria Gaither
"Joy In The Camp"
CMC Distribution / Spring House
Gold DVD
5,000 Units
George Strait
"For The Last Time: Live From The Astrodome"
Universal Music / MCA Nashville

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