Rapper Rick Ross' ringtone is now a blingtone.
Ross received a plaque bearing a golden cellphone Wednesday in New York when music industry officials honored 128 songs as the first batch of gold and platinum ringtones. Just like vinyl, tapes and CDs, the sounds of ringing cellphones will now translate into awards for sales of 500,000, 1 million and beyond. The awards by the Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) were based on downloads of the ringtones.