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Shania Twain's "Up" Breaks Canadian Certification Record

Toronto - December 2002


December was another exceptional month of certifications for Canadian artists. Continuing to sell strongly and steadily, Avril Lavigne’s debut album “Let Go” was certified six times platinum and Shania Twain’s “Up” reached Diamond status in just 17 days, setting the record for the shortest time ever that a recording has been certified with sales of over 1,000,000 units in Canada.


Audio Certifications


December 2002
Diamond
1,000,000 Units
Shania Twain
"Up!"
Universal Music / Mercury Nashville/
6 X Platinum
600,000 Units
Avril Lavigne
"Let Go"
BMG Canada / Arista
4 X Platinum
400,000 Units
Nelly
"Nellyville"
Universal Music / Universal
3 X Platinum
300,000 Units
U2
"The Best Of 1990-2000"
Universal Music / Island
Josh Groban
"Josh Groban"
Warner Music Canada Ltd / Warner Bros.
2 X Platinum
200,000 Units
Red Hot Chili Peppers
"By The Way"
Warner Music Canada Ltd / Warner Bros.
Norah Jones
"Come Away With Me"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Kylie Minogue
"Fever"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Various Artists
"Now! 7"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Platinum
100,000 Units
Eric Lapointe
"Adrenaline"
DEP Dist. Exclusive Ltee / Diffusion VFB
Faith Hill
"Cry"
Warner Music Canada Ltd / Warner Bros.
Paul McCartney
"Back In The US Live 2002"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Sum 41
"Does This Look Infected?"
EMI Music Canada / Aquarious
La Bottine Souriante
"Jusqu’aux P’tites Heures"
DEP Dist. Exclusive Ltee / Mille Pattes
La Bottine Souriante
"Tout Comme Au Jour De L’An"
DEP Dist. Exclusive Ltee / Mille Pattes
Jay-Z
"Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse"
Universal Music / Def Jam Records
Gold
50,000 Units
Beck
"Sea Change"
Universal Music / Geffen
The Vines
"Highly Evolved"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Bet.e & Stef
"Day By Day"
Universal Music / Bet.e & Stef Records/
Various Artists
"Planet Pop 4"
BMG Canada Inc / BMG Canada Inc
Wide Mouth Mason
"Where I Started"
Warner Music Canada / WEA
Various Artists
"New Country 8"
Warner Music Canada / WEA
Les Cowboys Fringants
"Break Syndical"
Distribution Select / La Tribu
Robbie Williams
"Escapology"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Charles Aznavour
"Ses Grands Succes"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
La Bottine Souriante
"Anthologie"
DEP Dist. Exclusive Ltee / Milles Pattes
La Bottine Souriante
"Xieme (Rock & Roll)"
DEP Dist. Exclusive Ltee / Milles Pattes
La Bottine Souriante
"Y’A Ben Du Changement"
DEP Dist. Exclusive Ltee / Milles Pattes
Various Artists
"Remember The Titans"
Universal Music / Walt Disney Records
Tim McGraw
"Tim McGraw & The Dancehall Doctors"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
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Video Certifications


December 2002
5 X Platinum DVD
50,000 Units
Grandes Gueules
"Grandes Gueules Le Show"
DEP Distribution Exclusive Ltee / Radar
3 X Platinum DVD
30,000 Units
Paul McCartney
"Back In The US Concert FILM"
EMI Music Canada / EMI
Gold DVD
5,000 Units
Various Artists
"Funky Adocardio"
DEP Dist. Exclusive Ltee / Adocardio Inc

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