Music Industry News Network [02-05-2002]

Music Divas & Rock Bands Top South African Certifications

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Janet Jackson and Shania Twain along with other divas like Madonna, Aaliyah and Kylie Minogue rule the January South Africa CAIA certifications.

The record breaking album "All For You" for music's pop queen Janet Jackson received back to back Triple and Quadruple certifications from the CAIA last month, while Shania Twain's #3 album "Come On Over," also received a Quadruple Platinum certification from the CAIA making "Come On Over," the biggest selling country album ever in South Africa.

Superstar Rockers Creed and U2 received triple Platinum certifications from their albums "Human Clay," and "All That You Can't Leave Behind," which entered the album chart at #2 just missing the #1 position by 3 copies.

Pop Icon Madonna may not sell as many albums in South Africa as she does elsewhere, over the last twenty years she had scored only 8 Top 10 singles, but one of the worlds biggest selling recording stars picked up a second Platinum album certification, for "Bedtime Stories," (sales peak #12), her first Platinum certification was for "The Immaculate Collection" (sales peak #23). Madonna also recived gold certifications for 4 of her other albums, "Erotica," (sales peak #28), "GHV2: Greatest Hits Volume 2," (sales peak #11), "Madonna," (sales peak
#65), "Something to Remember," (sales peak #32) in the month of January.

Other acts to recive Triple Platinum/Double Platinum/Platinum/Gold certiications last month include Kylie Minogue, Westlife, Dido, Destiny's Child, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, No Doubt, Britney Spears, Wild Orchid, City High, Jewel, Enrique Iglesias, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Shakira, Alica Keys, 'NSYNC, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Nelly Furtado and Backstreet Boys.

The complete list of CRIA certifications for the month of January.

ALBUMS:

QUADRUPLE PLATINUM: 200,000 COPIES:

Janet - ALL FOR YOU (2001 Virgin Records) - Sales Peak #1
Shania Twain - COME ON OVER (1997 Mercury Records) - Sales Peak #3

TRIPLE PLATINUM: 150,000 COPIES

Aaliyah - AALIYAH (2001 Virgin Records) - Sales Peak #1
Creed - HUMAN CLAY (1999 Wind-Up Music) - Sales Peak #3
Destiny's Child - SURVIVOR (2001 Columbia Records) - Sales Peak #1
Dido - NO ANGEL (2000 Arista Records) - Sales Peak #10
Janet - ALL FOR YOU (2001 Virgin Records) - Sales Peak #1
U2 - ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND (2000 Island Records) - Sales Peak #2

DOUBLE PLATINUM: 100,000 COPIES

Backstreet Boys - THE HITS - CHAPTER ONE (2001 Jive Records) - Sales Peak #2
Nelly Furtado - WHOA NELLY! (2000 DreamWorks) - Sales Peak #8
Michael Jackson - INVINCIBLE (2001 Epic Records) - Sales Peak #1
Jennifer Lopez - J.LO (2001 Sony Music) - Sales Peak #6
Kylie Minogue - LIGHT YEARS (2000 Parlophone Music) - Sales Peak #11
'NSYNC - CELEBRITY (2001 Jive Records) - Sales Peak #9

PLATINUM: 50,000 COPIES

Alica Keys - SONGS IN A MINOR - (2001 J Records) - Sales Peak #9
Madonna - BEDTIME STORIES (1994 Warner Bros Music) - Sales Peak #12
Kylie Minogue - FEVER (2001 Parlophone Music) - Sales Peak #3
Shakira - LAUNDRY SERVICE (2001 Epic Records) - Sales Peak #2
Britney Spears - BRITNEY (2001 Jive Records) - Sales Peak #7
Usher - 8701 (2001 Arista Records) - Sales Peak #5
Westlife - WORLD OF OUR OWN (2001 RCA Records) Sales Peak #19

GOLD: 25,000 COPIES

Christina Aguilera - MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS (2000 RCA Records) - Sales Peak #29
India.Arie - ACOUSTIC SOUL (2001 Motown Records) - Sales Peak #22
Mary J. Blige - NO MORE DRAMA (2001 MCA Records) - Sales Peak #4
Enrique Iglesias - ESCAPE (2001 Interscope Records) - Sales Peak #10
Jewel - THIS WAY (2001 ATLANTIC Records) - Sales Peak #11
Madonna - EROTICA (1992 Maverick Music) - Sales Peak #28
Madonna - GHV2: Greatest Hits Volume 2 (2001 Maverick Music) - Sales Peak #11
Madonna - MADONNA (1983 Sire Music) - Sales Peak #65
Madonna - SOMETHING TO REMEMBER (1995 Maverick Music) - Sales Peak #32
No Doubt - ROCK STEADY (2001 Interscope Records) - Sales Peak #3

SINGLES:

PLATINUM: 50,000 COPIES

City High - WHAT WOULD YOU DO? (2001 Interscope Music) - Chart Peak #5
Janet - ALL FOR YOU (2001 Virgin Records) - Chart Peak #1
Michael Jackson - YOU ROCK MY WORLD (2001 Sony Music) - Chart Peak #1
Kylie Minogue - CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD (2001 Parlophone Music) - Chart Peak #2

GOLD: 25,000 COPIES

Mariah Carey - LOVERBOY (2001 Virgin Records) - Chart Peak #50
Destiny's Child - EMOTIONS (2001 Sony Music) - Chart Peak #4
Wild Orchid - TALK TO ME (1997 RCA Records) - Chart Peak #17


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