Among Music City’s RIAA-certified talents is Taylor Swift, with Speak Now (Big Machine) at 4x Platinum. Scotty McCreery’s debut, Clear as Day (19 Recordings/Mercury) has achieved Platinum status. Nashville rockers The Black Keys’ El Camino (Nonesuch) release comes in for Gold status. At the top of the stack is Adele’s 21 (Columbia/XL Recordings), which soared to the tune of 6x Platinum.
Also making a large sales impact were Digital singles. Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You” climbed to Platinum status, plus The Band Perry’s “All Your Life” and Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup” were both recognized with Gold certs.
The RIAA certified 112 multi-Platinum digital singles for the year in 2011, compared to only certifying 66 in 2010.
“It’s exciting to award more download certifications than ever before and another sign that digital music has gone completely mainstream,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO. “The RIAA’s historic Gold and Platinum program continues to evolve and reflect the way fans access and enjoy music.”
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