21 December 2005sigur rós were awarded platinum records for their albums “von” (1997) and “ágætis byrjun” (1999) yesterday in reykjavík. the band also received two gold records for their more recent albums, “( )” (2002) and “takk…” (2005). according to ásmundur jónsson, the managing director of smekkleysa (the band’s label in iceland), “takk…” has now sold over 800.000 copies worldwide since it was released three months ago. ásmundur also noted there interesting fact the von, which has now gone platinum, sold only 313 copies in its first year of release.
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