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Old May 05, 2005, 04:25 PM   #1
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BEATLES MAKE ALBUM HISTORY WITH A SIXTH DIAMOND

THE BEATLES have become the first act in the Recording Industry Association of America's history to earn six diamond awards after the group's number ones compilation, 1, notched up 10 million sales.

Released five years ago (2000), 1 has become the Fab Four's sixth 10 million seller, according to the RIAA.

The group's other five diamond awards were earned for sales of THE BEATLES, THE BEATLES 1967-1970, THE BEATLES 1962-1966, ABBEY ROAD and SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND.

The only act close to matching the Beatles' feat is LED ZEPPELIN, who have five diamond-level titles.

Meanwhile, THE EAGLES' THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975 remains America's biggest selling album ever by a million sales. The hits album has sold 28 million copies, while MICHAEL JACKSON's second-placed THRILLER has sold 27 million.

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Old May 05, 2005, 05:06 PM   #2
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not bad for a group that hasnt existed for 30 years!
btw the white album is #9 !! I think thats very appropriate! I bet john is giggleing somewhere about that!
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Old May 05, 2005, 05:23 PM   #3
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I thought the One albums has already sold something like 30 million? or is the 10 million just U.S. sales alone?
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I thought the One albums has already sold something like 30 million? or is the 10 million just U.S. sales alone?
Yes, this is only U.S. sales (RIAA = Recording Industry Association of America)

Worldwide, ONE has sold over 26 million copies.
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Old May 08, 2005, 07:13 AM   #5
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Yes!!!!!!!!! The Beatles beat Zepplin!!!! Go Beatles!!!!
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Are any of us really surprised?! Ha Ha!
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Yay Beatles!
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Damn, the Fabs are good!

Frankly, this doesn't surprise me at all.
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