Jimmy Eat World, Lil’ Romeo, and Adema were among the seven artists who received their first gold records from the Recording Industry Association of America in March.
On the rock front, self-titled albums by Jimmy Eat World, Adema, and G. Love & Special Sauce and Default’s The Fallout reached the 500,000 mark. On the urban tip, R&B artist Keke Wyatt’s Soul Sista and pint-size rapper Lil’ Romeo’s self-titled debut met the half-million milestone, as did country singer-songwriter Chris Cagle’s Play It Loud.
Jaheim was the only artist to score a first-time platinum award (for sales of 1 million) in March for his Warner Bros. debut, Ghetto Love. Maxwell and System of a Down, though, earned their first multi-platinum awards, as Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite and System’s newest, Toxicity, both went double-platinum.
Other notable certifications in March include Moby’s first home video, Play: The DVD (500,000), the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack (5 million), and Shania Twain’s Come On Over (19 million, which ties the Beatles’ The Beatles and AC/DC’s Back in Black as the sixth best-selling album of all time).