The RIAA revealed it’s Gold & Platinum’s Best list today (Dec. 21), celebrating titles both released and certified this year.
Out of only eight Platinum albums in all of 2020, Sam Hunt‘s SOUTHSIDE is the only country album represented. Just 21 albums and 123 songs released this year achieved RIAA certification in 2020. Other Platinum albums on the Gold & Platinum’s Best list include Taylor Swift‘s folklore, BTS‘ Map Of The Soul: 7, Future‘s High Off Life, Halsey‘s Manic, Justin Bieber‘s Changes, Lil Uzi Vert‘s Eternal Atake, and Polo G‘s The Goat.
SOUTHSIDE is Hunt’s second No. 1 album on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, following his 3x Platinum debut album Montevallo. SOUTHSIDE features Hunt’s current country single “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s” and his back-to-back No. 1 hits “Kinfolks” and “Hard To Forget.”
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