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Carrie Underwood Moved to Tears During Surprise Presentation as “Cry Pretty” Certified Platinum

Carrie Underwood Moved to Tears During Surprise Presentation as “Cry Pretty” Certified Platinum

Carrie Underwood was moved to tears during a surprise presentation as her 2018 album, Cry Pretty, was certified Platinum by the RIAA. UMG Nashville CEO Mike Dungan and president Cindy Mabe surprised Carrie with a plaque commemorating her album’s new platinum designation—which represents 1 million units—during her artist interview at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville…MORE

Top 15 Best-Selling  Country Albums of All Time, According to the RIAA

Top 15 Best-Selling Country Albums of All Time, According to the RIAA

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is celebrating its 60th anniversary of honoring music’s best through its Gold and Platinum Awards Program. The RIAA trademarked the Gold record (500,000 units) and formalized the industry practice of presenting awards to artists for music sales achievements, including the Platinum Award (1 million), Multi-Platinum Award (2 million+)…MORE

Brett Young Reaches Platinum Milestone With “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Brett Young Reaches Platinum Milestone With “In Case You Didn’t Know”

Brett Young can add a feather to his cap and some coin to his pockets. His sophomore single, “In Case You Didn’t Know,” has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of 1 million units. Brett is the only country artist to reach the milestone with a song released in 2017. Co-written by Brett,…MORE

Thy Name Is Garth: Only One Country Artist Earned an RIAA-Certified Platinum Album Released in 2016, But Two Others Earned Gold

Thy Name Is Garth: Only One Country Artist Earned an RIAA-Certified Platinum Album Released in 2016, But Two Others Earned Gold

Recording industry trade organization RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) released its final numbers for 2016, and, as you can imagine, it’s good to be Garth. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year released a nine-album bundle set at Target in November, and each album has been certified platinum by RIAA for 1 million certified…MORE

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