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.