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Take That shine among IFPI Platinum elite

Paul Williams
Take That shine among IFPI Platinum elite

The Universal album, which following its release last December took just 19 days to break through 1m sales in the UK, is one of 15 albums to be recognised by the IFPI in the past month for sales of at least 1m across Europe.

The album is one of five to reach 2m pan-European sales during the period and is joined on the list by Sony's AC/DC album Black Ice and the Universal albums This Is The Life by Amy Macdonald, the Mamma Mia! Soundtrack and Final Straw by Snow Patrol.

However, it was another Universal act, Duffy, who claimed the month's highest accolade, with her debut Rockferry now up to 3m sales across Europe.

Nine albums claimed an IFPI award for 1m sales: Enya's And Winter Came (Warner); Girls Aloud's The Sound Of Girls Aloud (Universal); Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy (Universal); Johnny Cash's I Walk The Line: Legend Of Johnny Cash (Universal); Only By The Night by Kings Of Leon (Sony); Seal's Soul (Warner); The Definitive Collection by Stevie Wonder (Universal); and both Hot Fuss (Universal) and Day & Age (Universal) by The Killers.

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