McGraw goes double platinum
Friday, November 16, 2007
– Tim McGraw's second greatest hits package, "Tim McGraw Reflected: Hits Vol 2," was certified double platinum for sales of 2 million. This brings McGraw's career total album and single sales to 40 million.
"Tim McGraw is one of the most consistent hit makers in the history of Soundscan," said Benson Curb, VP Sales Curb Records. "Reaching double platinum is a significant accomplishment in today's world of CD sales. Tim's continued success is attributable to his unfailing ability to create amazing music. Someone once said 'To be the best, you have to do it well, again, again and again' and Tim McGraw continues to do just that -make hit records again and again."
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