RIAA Hands Out Digital Platinum Awards To will.i.am, Of Monsters And Men & More
April 18, 2013


will.i.am
The RIAA has announced its latest round of Gold & Platinum certifications, with ten musical acts earning their first RIAA digital award certifications in March. Three bands or artists received their first double-Platinum single awards: Of Monsters And Men for "Little Talks," EDM trio Swedish House Mafia for "Don't You Worry Child" and will.i.am's hit with Britney Spears, "Scream & Shout."

The RIAA also awarded two first Platinum song awards for over one million downloads sold, to rapper Mac Miller for "Donald Trump" and Country artist Gary Allan for "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)."

Five acts received their first Gold song certifications in March: Country singer Kacey Musgraves for "Merry Go’ Round," Olly Murs for "Troublemaker." indie pop band Passion Pit’s "Take A Walk," contemporary Christian artist Matt Redman’s "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" and rocker Sick Puppies for "You’re Going Down." 

Jack White earned his first solo Gold album award for last year's BlunderbussMeanwhile, Justin Timberlake received his fifth Platinum digital single award for "Suit & Tie."  Taylor Swift also secured her 21st Platinum certification for "Begin Again," while Swift’s "22" was certified Gold (becoming her 30th Gold song!).




 
Breaking News
SiriusXM Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Rob Quinn Named VP/Market Manager For Cumulus Colorado Springs
Streaming Audio Up 41% In Webcast Metrics’ March 2015 Ranker
In Brief - April 28, 2015
April 27, 2015
Jacobs Media Releases Techsurvey 11 Data
Alpha Media Louisville Names Ben Davis Operations Manager
Mitra Darab Named SVP/Marketing, Capitol Music Group
KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta 2015 Line-up Announced
In Brief - April 27, 2015
April 24, 2015
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 4/20-4/24
iHeartRadio Now Available On The Apple Watch
CÜR Media Names Jay Clark Chief Content Officer
CBS Radio Stations Awarded With 21 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
In Brief - April 24, 2015
April 23, 2015
Warner Bros. Promotes Rob Goldklang To SVP/Alternative Promotion
CBS Radio Houston Names Charese Fruge VP/Programming And Operations Manager
Cat Thomas Named VP/Programming, CBS Radio Las Vegas
CBS Radio Las Vegas Names New PDs At KLUC & KMXB
iHeartMedia's First-Ever Soundfront
Pandora Reports Q1 2015 Financial Results
In Brief - April 23, 2015
April 22, 2015
Nielsen Reports Solid First Quarter
Shazam For Radio Adds David De Busk
KIIS FM Announces Wango Tango Pre-Show Performers
In Brief - April 22, 2015
Music News
Jay Z: "Tidal Is Doing Just Fine"
Quick Hits: One Direction, Mumford & Sons, Sam Smith, Deftones, Gary Clark, Jr., Andrew W.K., Ben Lee
Quick Hits: Radio Disney Music Awards, David Guetta, Amy Winehouse, D'Angelo, Billy Corgan
Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Announces New Solo Project
The Week In Review: 4/20-4/24
Quick Hits: Grateful Dead / John Mayer, Saturday Night Live, Frank Ocean, System Of A Down
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Estelle, MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, Hard Summer Festival, Faith No More, The Ting Tings
Teen Vine Star Shawn Mendes Tops Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea, The Grateful Dead, Ed Sheeran, R.E.M., The Smashing Pumpkins, Pitchfork Music Festival, Musicfest NW
Charli XCX, Bleachers Plot Eclectic Tour
Quick Hits: Billboard Music Awards, Walk Off the Earth, Miami Concert Series, Louis Tomlinson, Neil Young, AC/DC, Mötley Crüe
Green Day, Ringo & More Inducted Into The Rock Hall Of Fame
Muse Plans Drones Live Events
Quick Hits: iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party, Hozier, Panic! At The Disco, Foo Fighters, Neil Young / WayHome Music and Arts Festival
Quick Hits: Giorgio Moroder / Britney Spears, Green Day, Black Sabbath, Deftones & Incubus
FMQB NOW

Rick Cummings
Emmis Pres.
of Programming

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!