RIAA: Christina Aguilera’s ‘Back to Basics’ & ‘Ain’t No Other Man’ Now at 2x Platinum

Published: Friday 13th Aug 2021 by Rashad

August 9 brought with it the 15th anniversary of Christina Aguilera‘s third studio album, the critically-acclaimed ‘Back to Basics.’

Lauded as a masterful, modern homage to music’s big band/jazz era of the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, the project solidified Xtina’s role as her generation’s top sonic chameleon – daringness rewarded with her highest first-week sales to date.

Now, as fans – affectionately called #Fighters – prepare for the diva’s long-awaited new album, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has gone to press to reveal said fans haven’t exactly slowed on spinning her golden jams of yesterday.

See what we mean inside:

On Monday (August 9), the RIAA revealed multiple members of Aguilera’s catalog – namely those from the ‘Basics’ era – had gotten sales upgrades.

See the full list below:

2x Platinum (denotes sales equivalence of 2 million in the United States)

  • ‘Ain’t No Other Man’ (Single)
  • ‘Back to Basics’ (Album)

1x Platinum (denotes sales equivalence of 1 million in the United States)

  • ‘Hurt’ (Single)
  • ‘Candyman’ (Single)

Now the third album of her catalog to boast multi Platinum status, the ‘Basics’ update brings Christina – already one of the best-selling artists of her generation – to a new Stateside album sales cumulative total of 16.5 million.


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  1. bionic doctor August 13, 2021

    she’s actually at 17.6
    debut, 8m
    Stripped 4m
    mkoc 1m
    mi reflejo 600k
    b2b 2m
    bionic, lotus, keeps getting better – 500k each
    burlesque – 500k

    • Pu$$yPopstress August 14, 2021

      the RIAA website clearly shows her at 16.5m

    • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 14, 2021

      No shade but you left out the sales of liberation 💅🏿Which was 60K 😂🤣😂

    • James August 14, 2021

      Christina’s debut album sold 9.2 million copies, I still don’t understand how that album is not diamond yet. Burlesque has sold roughly 779k you would think that album was platinum. Liberation is her worst selling album a mere 100k. I hope she gets another platinum album she shouldn’t have taken so many breaks. The last three albums had week singles and low promotion. She needs to her back to her Stripped era but she may never get those sales again as her first two albums.

  2. Tino August 14, 2021

    Lol damn it took that long??

  3. Meena August 14, 2021

    My fave Christina album.

  4. marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 14, 2021

    It’s sad that was her last platinum album 💅🏿 See, this is the perfect example for lazy artists taking many years of vocation… and they flopped hard… just like Nelly furtado, fergie, Gwen Stefani…. They never can bounce back again 🤳🏻🤳🏻

  5. eric August 14, 2021

    I don’t know how this album hasn’t sold more. The songs and videos are some of her best. I’m shocked.

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