Several Nashville stars celebrated RIAA certifications last month, including a few first-timers.
Carrie Underwood received her fourth Gold album for Blown Away (19 Recordings/Arista Nashville). EMI Nashville’s Eric Church earned a Platinum album plaque for Chief.
First-time Platinum song certifications were awarded to Lee Brice, Eric Church and Kip Moore, for “A Woman Like You,” “Springsteen,” and “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” respectively. Atlantic artist Hunter Hayes earned his first Gold single award for “Wanted.”
The Black Eyed Peas earned the highest-ever digital single award for the 8x multi-platinum Interscope track “I Gotta Feeling.” As a group, The Peas have more digital singles certified than any other band: 22 million.
Gotye also set a G&P record in June, becoming the first artist to release and certify a digital song 5x multi-Platinum in less than six months with “Somebody That I Used To Know.”
Whitney: The Greatest Hits captured June’s top album award by being certified 5x multi-Platinum. The late artist has more than 57 million certified album sales.
The RIAA also debuted a Gold & Platinum Facebook page with artist award news, plaque presentation photos, giveaways and more.
Powered by Facebook Comments
About the AuthorSarah Skates is Sr. News Editor of MusicRow Enterprises. Now in her eighth year with the company, she contributes to musicrow.com and the print magazine. She welcomes your feedback to email@example.com. Please send press releases, photos, and news items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Author Profile