With the new wave in technology coming upon us with the use od digital music in the form of MP3 file format, the RIAA has issued new certifications for digital downloads. The RIAA has issued its first gold, platinum, and multiplatinum certifications for digital downloads. Britney has been awarded the gold certification with the likes of other bands including Coldplay, The Darkness, and Sheryl Crow.
The RIAA based its certifications on sales made through digital download services operated by companies including Apple Computer, Musicmatch, Napster, RealNetworks and others. Thanks britneyspears.org