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article imageDolly Parton receives award for 100 million albums sold

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 29, 2014 in Music
Country queen Dolly Parton has another accolade to add to her illustrious resume of musical accomplishments. This time, it involves an impressive number of sales.
Her Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) gold, platinum, and multi-platinum career sales have accumulated to 100 million albums worldwide.
While she was attending the historic Glastonbury Music Festival, Parton took time to speak to journalists before hitting the Pyramid stage in front of a crowd exceeding 100,000 music loving fans.
During this press event, BBC2 Radio's Lauren Laverne introduced the president of her label, Dolly Records, and the CEO of CTK Management, Danny Nozell; moreover, Glastonbury owner Michael Eavis was present to make the special plaque presentation to Ms. Parton, which commemorated her sales of 100 million albums worldwide.
Country star Dolly Parton with her plaque of 100 million albums sold
Country star Dolly Parton with her plaque of 100 million albums sold
Courtesy of Webster PR
"I've been so busy making records for the past several decades, I didn't realize I had racked up so many sales. What a great honor to know that I have so many fans that have supported me through the years. Thanks to the RIAA for the acknowledgment and the plaque. I feel very honored and proud," Dolly Parton remarked in a press statement.
Her 42nd studio album, Blue Smoke, has been her highest-charting solo album ever in the United States, where it landed at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 all-genre charts, as well as No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Albums charts.
Throughout her career in country music, she holds the record for most No. 1 singles among female artists, with 25. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 1999.
Digital Journal's interview with living country legend, Dolly Parton, may be seen by clicking here.
To learn more about Dolly Parton and her tour dates in the United Kingdom and Europe, visit her official website.
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