Reba goes platinum with "Duets"
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
– In addition to logging her first number 1 album on the Billboard Top 200, Reba McEntire is celebrating going platinum with "Reba Duets," signifying sales of 1 million units after four weeks.
"I'm so excited over the wonderful acceptance of this CD," said McEntire. "I've always been a huge fan of all the artists on the album so I'm not surprised to see how many people agree with me."
She will perform "When You Love Someone Like That" with LeAnn Rimes at the CMA Awards Nov. 7. Reba is nominated for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year with Kelly Clarkson for "Because of You."
The second single from the CD, "The Only Promise That Remains" with Justin Timberlake, is scheduled for an official add date of Nov. 5.
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