Numerous musical acts earned their first Gold or Platinum Digital Single Awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in September, according to the newest monthly tally. September's first-time Platinum song certifications, recognizing more than one million downloads sold or a lesser number of downloads plus on-demand song streams, include Lana Del Rey for "Summertime Sadness" and teenage vocalist Lorde for "Royals." Gold song certifications were awarded to four first-time recipients in September, including Grace Potter & The Nocturnals for "Paris (Ooh La La)," Randy Newman's Toy Story film track "You’ve Got A Friend In Me," Georgia crooner ThomasRhett's debut single "It Goes Like This," and alt-rockers The Neighbourhood's "Sweater Weather."
Meanwhile, Imagine Dragons and Robin Thicke both went 6x multi-Platinum with their hits "Radioactive" and "Blurred Lines," respectively. In the album arena, Jay Z'sMagna Carta...Holy Grail took September's top award – 2x multi-Platinum – while Platinum albums were awarded to country stars Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton for their respective 2013 releases, Crash My Party and Based On A True Story.