Country Artists Rank In With RIAA Top Decade Certifications
February 19, 2010 at 6:46 AM (PT)
The RIAA has released top Gold and Platinum certification earners for the past decade and THE EAGLES came out on top with most total certifications for a group. They had 48 total including certifications for albums, digital songs, master ringtones and music videos. MCA/NASHVILLE’s GEORGE STRAIT had the most album certifications for a male solo artist, with 29 total.
BIG MACHINE RECORDS star TAYLOR SWIFT topped the female solo artist category for most digital song certifications, of which she had 25. Her best selling song was “Love Story,” which went 4 times muti-Platinum.
The highest certified album of the decade belonged to SHANIA TWAIN’s MERCURY/NASHVILLE release, “Up!,” which went 11 times platinum. The very first album to go platinum in the decade was Country artist LeANN RIMES’ self-titled 1999 CURB/NASHVILLE release. They also noted that Country star GARTH BROOKS is currently the best-selling solo artist in history and has certified more than 128 million units to date, including his CAPITOL/NASHVILLE release “Double Live” which went received 21 multi-Platinum certifications.
Check out all of the decade’s most notable RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications here.