Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party album and hit single “Dirt Road Anthem” have both earned double-Platinum honors for selling over two million copies. Aldean has already been making the rounds on the Row to say thank you, and recently stopped by MusicRow’s offices for a photo.
The Band Perry’s massive hit single “If I Die Young” still has some life, as the RIAA just bestowed a triple-Platinum award upon it. Also earning triple-Platinum status is hip-hop/dance crew LMFAO and “Party Rock Anthem.”
Nashville rockers Hot Chelle Rae picked up double-Platinum honors for their hit “Tonight Tonight,” and Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” earned a Platinum award in September. Jamey Johnson’s groundbreaking album That Lonesome Song attained Platinum status, and George Strait’s 2008 No. 1 single “I Saw God Today” was certified Gold. Former Staind singer Aaron Lewis’ country project “Country Boy” also got some love with a Gold certification.
Outside Nashville and country music, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaboration album Watch The Throne was quickly certified Platinum after its release in August. Foster The People was awarded its first ever Gold album for Torches, and their breakout single “Pumped Up Kicks” was certified double-Platinum.
Adele continued her reign by earning the top digital download award for the 5x Platinum smash “Rolling In The Deep,” and her songs “Someone Like You” and “Set Fire To The Rain” have earned Platinum and Gold certs, respectively.