RIAA Presents Gold and Platinum Awards

He presented Miranda Lambert with a special album achievement award celebrating her four Platinum albums during her visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

RIAA Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman presents Miranda Lambert with an award celebrating her four Platinum albums during her recent visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The RIAA presented several Country artists with Gold and Platinum awards during May.

Capitol Nashville singer Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party album reached 2x multi-Platinum, while four songs from the project secured RIAA Digital Single Awards: “That’s My Kind Of Night” and “Crash My Party” were certified 2x multi-Platinum, and “Play It Again” and “Drink A Beer” notched Platinum. Florida Georgia Line ft. Bryan’s “This Is How We Roll” earned Platinum certification.

Brantley Gilbert earned his first Platinum album award for Halfway To Heaven (The Valory Music Co., 2011). He also saddled up to his third Platinum Digital Single Award for current hit “Bottoms Up.”

Earning their first Gold singles for more than 500,000 downloads and on-demand streams were Frankie Ballard for “Helluva Life” (Warner Bros. Nashville), and three Christian acts: Jamie Grace’s “Hold Me” ft. TobyMac (Gotee Records), Grits’ “Ooh Ahh” ft. TobyMac (Gotee Records) and Newsboys’ “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)” (Inpop Records).

Eminem is the first artist to earn two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. He received the second Diamond certification in recognition of “Not Afraid” (Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records) surpassing the 10 million threshold counting song sales and streams. Eminem also holds an 11x multi-Platinum Digital Single Diamond Award for “Love The Way You Lie” ft. Rihanna (Aftermath/Interscope).

Bob Marley & The Wailers earned May’s top album certification. Legend (Island, 1984) was certified 15x multi-Platinum in time for the iconic album’s 30th anniversary re-release.

Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, RIAA presented plaques to LeAnn Rimes with a Gold & Platinum Program career award commemorating more than 22 millon certified music sales in the United States recently in Washington D.C.

Cary Sherman presents LeAnn Rimes with a Gold and Platinum Program career award commemorating more than 22 million U.S. music sales recently in Washington D.C.

 

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