Several Artists Earn First Gold Or Platinum Digital Single Awards From RIAA
October 17, 2013 at 8:47 AM (PT)
The RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (RIAA) announced seven artists who received their first Gold or Platinum DIGITAL SINGLE AWARDS.
Platinum winners of more than 1 million downloads include LANA DEL RAY for "SUMMERTIME SADNESS" and Country superstar GEORGE STRAIT with "GIVE IT ALL WE GOT TONIGHT."
Among the first-time Gold recipients in SEPTEMBER were VERMONT rock band GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS and RANDY NEWMAN's "YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME" from the "TOY STORY" soundtrack.
It was certified 6x multi-Platinum for "BLURRED LINES" by ROBIN THICKE and the IMAGINE DRAGONS' "RADIOACTIVE."
In the album side, JAY Z's summer release "MAGNA CARTA...HOLY GRAIL" took
SEPTEMBER's top honor -- a double-Platinum winner -- while Platinums were awarded
to Country stars LUKE BRYAN and BLAKE SHELTON for their 2013 respective
releases "CRASH MY PARTY" and "BASED ON A TRUE STORY."