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Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" Ringtone Certified Platinum (6/26/2006)

The Recording Industry Association of America has announced that for the first time it's extending its certification system of record sales to the telephone. Now, not only CDs can go gold, platinum, and multiplatinum -- so can ringtones. Any original recording that's been downloaded 500,000 times or more for a ringtone the RIAA now certifies as gold; a million times, platinum; and 2 million, multi-platinum.

Eighty-four titles have been certified gold, 40 platinum, and 4 multi-platinum. What's striking is how completely hip-hip and/or youth-oriented performers dominate the list. For older acts among the multi-platinum and platinum acts, you've got AC/DC , Ozzy Osbourne, and then there's . . . Mariah Carey? (She is 36, you know.) Congrats to Ozzy on his Platinum certified ringtone for "Crazy Train"!


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