Summer Songs Receive Sizzling RIAA Certifications
July 24, 2013 at 7:57 AM (PT)
Many of music’s hottest artists such as MILEY CYRUS, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and DAFT PUNK earned outstanding Gold & Platinum awards in JUNE, according to the RIAA’s newest monthly G&P Program tally.
Celebrations were in order for MILEY CYRUS as her FOURTH OF JULY anthem "Party In The U.S.A." (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) earned the month’s highest digital single award -- a 6x multi-Platinum -- counting download sales and on-demand streams.
JUNE also brought SUNSHINE STATE country duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE a 4x multi-Platinum award for "Cruise" (REPUBLIC NASHVILLE), while JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’s love ballad "Mirrors" (RCA RECORDS) certified 2x multi-Platinum. "Mirrors" comes from TIMBERLAKE’s 2x multi-Platinum 2013 album "The 20/20 Experience," while he recently announced a sequel album to come this SEPTEMBER -- "The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2."
Four bands or artists earned their first Platinum single awards in JUNE: COLUMBIA RECORDS house music duo DAFT PUNK, now solo HOLLYWOOD RECORDS songstress SELENA GOMEZ, REPUBLIC RECORDS vocalist ARIANA GRANDE and HOLLYWOOD RECORDS pop singer BRIDGIT MENDLER for their respective summer songs "Get Lucky," "Come & Get It," "The Way" and "Ready Or Not." Additionally, as a band, SELENA GOMEZ & THE SCENE earned three Platinum song awards for "A Year Without Rain," "Round and Round" and "Hit The Lights."
Kudos to BIG MACHINE RECORDS star TIM MCGRAW who secured his fifth career Platinum single for "Highway Don’t Care" featuring TAYLOR SWIFT and KEITH URBAN on guitar.