From the 20th June Elektrafying News (Elektra Entertainment newsletter):
Tracy Chapman’s “Collection” has been certified platinum in both the UK and France.
THIS WEEK (give or take) IN ELEKTRA HISTORY: June 15, 1996: Ever since her first single, “Fast Car,” hit the top ten (#6, to be exact) in 1988, Tracy Chapman has thrilled audiences with her literate, emotionally honest songwriting and her remarkably rich, soulful voice. And it was on this date that Tracy turned right back around and headed into the top ten (#3, to be exact) for her second time, with the coy, bluesy pop smash “Give Me One Reason.” The song is her biggest chart hit to date, and drove her album New Beginning to a chart peak of #4 and sales of over four million. Tracy is putting the finishing touches on her new album now — look for it this fall.