Who’s Earned Gold And Platinum in Nashville?

riaalogoThe Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released Digital Singles and Standard Album Gold & Platinum Awards, up to January 2015.

Among those standard certifications are the 4x Platinum Taylor Swift (1989) and the Platinum Garth Brooks (Man Against The Machine) and Blake Shelton (Loaded: The Best Of Blake Shelton). Adele‘s 2011 project 21 has now been certified at 11x Platinum.

Digital certifications–which include one download for one certification and 100 on-demand audio and/or video streams as 1 certification–find Florida Georgia Line‘s single “Cruise” at 9x Platinum, and the duo’s 2014 single “Sun Daze” takes in Gold. Brantley Gilbert‘s single “Bottoms Up” moves 2x Platinum.

Swift’s 2008 single “You Belong With Me” moves into 7x Platinum, followed by her 2008 “I Knew You Were Trouble” at 6x Platinum, the 5x Platinum “Shake It Off” from 2014 and “Blank Space” strangely finds two slots, one at 3x and 2x Platinum (we’ll just assume it’s the former). Swift plots five additional singles on the January singles chart, including “Welcome To New York,” the single that donates the profits to NYC public schools.

Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass” single has sold 6x Platinum, followed by her “Lips Are Movin” at 2x Platinum (again listed twice, another at 1x Platinum). The Band Perry‘s 2010 “If I Die Young” slides in with 6x Platinum, while label mates Eli Young Band takes in Platinum for “Drunk Last Night.” “Shotgun Rider” gives Tim McGraw Gold sales, next to BMLG rising star RaeLynn, whose “God Made Girls” also earns the status. Blake Shelton also earns Gold for “Neon Light.”

The full report can be found here.


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