Britney Spears’ music earns Gold, Platinum awards amid release of memoir

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People may want to read Britney Spears‘ new memoir, The Woman in Me, for all the sordid details, but let’s not forget what made her famous in the first place: her music. The RIAA celebrated her hit-packed catalog on October 24, the day the book dropped, by announcing a slew of new Gold and Platinum certifications for Brit.

Among the certifications were awards for her albums Circus, Blackout and In the Zone, certified for sales of 3 million copies, 2 million copies and 3 million copies, respectively.

Most of her biggest hits also got new awards, including:

“Toxic” — 6 million copies

“Womanizer” — 5 million copies

“… Baby One More Time” — 5 million copies

“Circus” — 5 million copies

“Gimme More” — 4 million copies

“Oops! … I Did it Again” — 3 million copies

“3” — 3 million copies

“Work B****” — 2 million copies

“Piece of Me” — 2 million copies

Britney’s duet with Madonna, “Me Against the Music,” only earned a Gold certification from the RIAA, for sales of half a million copies, while signature Brit hits like “I’m a Slave for U,” “Everytime,” “Lucky” and “(You Drive Me) Crazy” were only certified for sales of 1 million copies each.

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