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Quarter century places The Steve Miller Band at Diamond

Toronto - August 2003


Twenty-five years since its debut, one rock album scored high on timeless popularity when it topped the million unit mark in August.

The Steve Miller Band’s "Greatest Hits 1974-1978" (EMI Music Canada) achieved Diamond status in August with 1 million units shipped. Released in 1978 the album offers 24 favourites including The Joker and Fly Like an Eagle.

Dixie Chicks’ "Home" (Sony Music Canada Inc.) took back Triple Platinum with 300,000 units shipped.

On the home front, Big Sugar’s "Brothers and Sisters: Are You Ready?" (Universal Music) and hot rocker Sam Roberts’ "We Were Born in a Flame", also Universal, do Canada proud by reaching Gold with 50,000 units shipped.

The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. CRIA’s membership is comprised of the major record companies, leading independent labels, and all manufacturers of compact discs and tapes. In all they represent 95% of the sound recordings that are manufactured and sold in Canada.


Audio Certifications


August 2003
Diamond
1,000,000 Units
Steve Miller
"Greatest Hits 1974 - 1978"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
3 X Platinum
300,000 Units
Dixie Chicks
"Home"
Sony Music Canada Inc.
Platinum
100,000 Units
Various Artists
"The Lizzie McGuire Movie Soundtrack"
Universal Music / Walt Disney Records
Brooks And Dunn
"Steers &Stripes"
BMG Canada Inc / Arista Nashville
Radiohead
"Hail To The Thief"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Gold
50,000 Units
Jack Johnson
"On And On"
Universal Music / Universal Records
Luciano Pavarotti
"Pavarotti & Friends For Bosnia"
Universal Music / Decca
Ella Fitzgerald
"Essential Ella"
Universal Music / Verve
Nat King Cole
"Greatest Hits"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Crowded House
"Recurring Dream"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
George Harrison
"Brainwashed"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Sarah Brightman
"Harem"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Three Days Grace
"Three Days Grace"
BMG Canada Inc / Jive
Johnny Cash
"The Man Comes Around"
Universal Music / Universal Records
Various Artists
"American Pie 2"
Universal Music / Universal Records
Kiss
"Symphony: Alive IV"
EMI Music Canada / Sanctuary
AFI
"Sing The Sorrow"
Universal Music / Dreamworks / Nitro Records
Big Sugar
"Brothers & Sisters: Are You Ready?"
Universal Music / Universal
Sam Roberts
"We Were Born In A Flame"
Universal Music / Universal
Gold Single
5,000 Units
Sean Paul
"Like Glue"
EMI Music Canada / Virgin
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Video Certifications


August 2003
Platinum DVD
10,000 Units
Iron Maiden
"Visions Of The Beast"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Platinum Video
10,000 Units
Radiohead
"7 Television Commercials"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Gold Video
5,000 Units
Iron Maiden
"The First Ten Years"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Iron Maiden
"Maiden England"
EMI Music Canada / EMI

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