Justin Bieber's latest album, Believe, certified Platinum in just one month this summer, according to the July tally of Gold & Platinum certifications released today by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Bieber now has five career Platinum (or higher) album awards to his name, in addition to digital single certifications representing more than 10 million songs sold in the United States. Bieber's protege, Canadian songstress Carly Rae Jepsen, also scored big in July as her ubiquitous track, "Call Me Maybe," reached 4x multi-Platinum status in July by selling more than four million downloads in just five months.
Elsewhere, One Direction certified their debut record, Up All Night, RIAA Platinum, while the hit single "What Makes You Beautiful" went 3x multi-Platinum. Katy Perry's "Part of Me" single reached 2x multi-Platinum in July, giving Perry her eighth career double-Platinum download award, and fellow femme acts Rihanna and Taylor Swift received their respective eighteenth and sixteenth Gold digital single awards for "Where Have You Been" and "Mercy." Notable first Gold awards went to singer/songwriter Alex Clare, indie rock band Grouplove and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips for their respective songs: "Too Close," "Tongue Tied" and "Home."