John Legend, Foster The People Earn RIAA Awards
June 9, 2014

Foster The People
The RIAA has reported the results of its latest Gold and Platinum album tally, and John Legend earned his fourth Gold record for his fourth album release, Love In The Future. The hit single from that album, "All Of Me," also becomes Legend's highest certified song yet at 2x multi-Platinum. Foster The People's ubiquitous song "Pumped Up Kicks" also took the highest digital single award for the month of May – 6x multi-Platinum – counting download sales and on-demand streams. The track is the band's highest certified song yet. R&B/Pop singer Jason Derulo earned a 3x multi-Platinum award in May for "Talk Dirty," while two Republic Records songstresses earned their second Platinum Digital Single Awards: Ariana Grande for "Problem" and Lorde for "Team."

Additionally, one of the RIAA's most certified groups ever, Bob Marley & The Wailers, have hit a new plateau and earned May's top album certification. 1984's Legend release is now certified 15x multi-Platinum, just in time for the iconic album's 30th anniversary and re-release with added songs.

Other awards handed out in May went to Luke Bryan and his album Crash My Party, which reached 2x multi-Platinum. Brantley Gilbert earned his first Platinum album award for Halfway To Heaven and his third Platinum Digital Single Award for his current hit, "Bottoms Up."

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