The RIAA released its new categories for lower selling albums earlier today and K. Michelle's was one of the first to be certified Asphalt.
"This can be a tough business and we don't want anyone to feel left out" a spokesperson for the RIAA said. "Everyone deserves a certification even if only close relatives and a few friends from highschool purchased their album."
According to the RIAA website the name Asphalt was chosen because "with sales this low one can assume most of the purchases were made on the sidewalk, no one is going to the store to buy this"
One woman had her own theory "When I first heard my bootlegg copy I tossed it out of my car window into traffic."