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Catching up with Kane Brown: New music, platinum certifications Special

Country superstar Kane Brown chatted with Digital Journal about his latest endeavors which include a new song with John Legend and celebrating his three latest platinum certifications.

Carrie Underwood's 'Cry Pretty' album is certified platinum

Carrie Underwood's latest studio album, "Cry Pretty," was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

MAX achieves platinum success with 'Lights Down Low' single

MAX has a major reason to be proud. His smash single "Lights Down Low" has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Miranda Lambert celebrates platinum album with latest CD

Country queen Miranda Lambert has a major reason to celebrate. Her latest album "The Weight of These Wings" has been certified platinum.

Metallica's 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' is certified platinum

Uniondale - Acclaimed heavy metal group Metallica has a major reason to celebrate. Their "Hardwired... yo Self-Destruct" album been certified platinum.

Worth their weight in gold? Platinum forming bacteria

Australian researchers have found the important role played by specialist bacteria in the formation and movement of platinum. The organisms are also associated with the processing of other metals.

Artifical platinum is the basis for cars of the future

Platinum is a rare and expensive metal, and one classed above gold. The metal has a more important use than jewelry; it is proving to be the most efficient catalyst for the power industry.

Custom gold-backed, diamond-adorned iPhone 6 costs $3.5 million

A custom-made iPhone 6 produced by Goldgenie is available to buy now for $3.5 million, finished in 24 carat gold or platinum and with other prestigious options available, just in case your iPhone wasn't flashy enough already.

Pentatonix enjoys multiple successes this holiday season

A cappella vocal group Pentatonix has enjoyed many successes this holiday season, thanks to their albums and viral music videos.

KONGOS go platinum with 'Come With Me Now'

KONGOS have a major musical milestone to be proud of. Their breakthrough single "Come With Me Now" has been certified platinum.

Review: Miranda Lambert shines on new album 'Platinum' Special

Country singer Miranda Lambert released her newest studio album "Platinum" on June 3, via her record label, RCA Nashville.

The Band Perry earns two CMT Music Award nominations

Country trio The Band Perry garnered two nominated at the upcoming CMT Music Awards. They were honored as this year's "Vocal Group of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music (ACM).

Anglo American 'mulls sale of S.African platinum mines'

Johannesburg - Anglo American's chief executive has hinted that the mining titan is looking to offload its strike-hit South African platinum mines to concentrate on open-cast extraction.

S.Africa platinum strike causing 'irreparable' harm

Johannesburg - South Africa's platinum producers Monday said a two-month strike was causing "irreparable" damage to the sector, which has to date lost nearly a billion dollars in revenue.The strike over wages which started over eight weeks ago has halted production a...

S.Africa platinum union marches on Pretoria over strike

Johannesburg - Thousands of striking platinum mineworkers Thursday marched on the seat of South African government to deliver their grievances to the office of President Jacob Zuma.Leaders of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), whose members...

Strike-hit Amplats warns of 'restructuring'

Johannesburg - Mining giant Anglo American Platinum warned on Monday that a nearly month-long strike at its South African mines could lead to further restructuring, raising the spectre of more job losses.The world's top platinum miner said its strike-hit Rustenburg a...

American Idol winner Kris Allen to play a show in New York

Patchogue - American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen will be playing a show in Patchogue, New York, at 89 North Music Venue on February 20, 2014.

Amplats cuts loss in 2013, faces new strike

Johannesburg - South African mining group Anglo American (Amplats), the world's biggest platinum miner, reported on Monday a sharply reduced net loss for 2013 after long strikes hit results hard in 2012.

Striking South African miners cool on new wage offer

Pretoria - Tens of thousands of striking platinum miners in South Africa appear poised to reject a new pay offer from firms Thursday, but their union said talks would continue.

Talks to end South African mining strike to resume Monday

Johannesburg - The South African government brokered negotiations on Friday to end a pay dispute between tens of thousands of striking platinum mineworkers and mining firms, amid reports of clashes on the picket lines.

Botswana's unique Kgalagadi Game Reserve faces mining threat

One of the world's largest wildlife reserves. located in Botswana, will soon host mining activities, after its government granted 112 exploration licences to 14 foreign firms for diamond, uranium, coal and base metals exploration in central Botswana.

Video Game Rock Band goes Platinum

The song sales for this insanely popular video games soared past the 2.5 million mark. See what albums are bringing this phenomenal game to the top of the music and gaming charts.

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