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Offline Guiluroma

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RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« on: June 26, 2014, 11:34:17 AM »


Katy Perry has made Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program history. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has recognized the Capitol Records artist as its most awarded digital act in the history of Gold & Platinum awards, the industry’s premier program for celebrating artistic achievement in the marketplace.

Eighteen Katy Perry songs, from early favorites like “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot N Cold” to popular new releases like “Dark Horse” and “Birthday” are included in Perry’s 72 million cumulative Digital Single Certifications counting downloads and on-demand streams. The new batch of certifications vaults Katy to the top of the RIAA’s list of artists with the most G&P Digital Single Certifications, and makes Perry the first artist to surpass the 70 million digital award threshold – 20 million ahead of any other artist.

More than 32 million new cumulative certifications were awarded today including a 9x multi-Platinum for “Firework,” two 7x multi-Platinums for “California Gurls” and “E.T.,” three 6x multi-Platinums for “Dark Horse,” “Hot N Cold” and “Teenage Dream” and more. Katy’s career RIAA tally now encompasses 18 Gold, 16 Platinum and 56 multi-Platinum Digital Single Awards, in addition to her 2x multi-Platinum album “Teenage Dream” and Platinum album “One Of The Boys.”

RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman presented the top award to Perry Wednesday evening at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

“Katy Perry is a force to be reckoned with in music,” said RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman. “We are honored to recognize Katy as the most successful digital artist in Gold & Platinum Program history. She embodies all that makes a true global superstar: the musical talent, the extraordinary drive and genuine charisma, and an intrinsic connection with her fans. This award is a reflection of her deep commitment to those qualities and to her music, which has propelled her to this historic milestone. We congratulate Katy and her team on all her success.”

The RIAA created the Gold & Platinum Awards Program in 1958 to honor artists and create a standard for measuring the commercial success of a sound recording. The program trademarked the Gold record and formalized the industry practice of presenting awards to artists for music sales achievements.

In 2004, the RIAA expanded its program to include a Digital Single Award in recognition of the significant sales of emerging digital music formats. In 2013, the RIAA added on-demand music streams to its Digital Single Award to better reflect artists’ commercial success in a transformative music marketplace. This includes streams from on-demand services like Beats Music, Rdio, Rhapsody, Slacker, Spotify, Xbox Music and others, plus video streaming services like MTV.com, VEVO, Yahoo! Music, YouTube and more authorized U.S. services like those listed on whymusicmatters.com.

The RIAA has certified nearly 1,800 separate digital songs in the past decade of G&P’s digital awards and some 15,000 total titles during the program’s 56-year history. With this new count, Katy Perry now tops the RIAA’s Digital Awards tally, while The Beatles lead Gold & Platinum’s top certified by albums count.

All certifications are calculated by the firm Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, which has audited title sales for the RIAA for more than 30 years. Complete lists of all album, single, mastertone and video awards can also be accessed at riaa.com, while new and notable program news can be found at facebook.com/GoldandPlatinum.

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Congratulations Katy!  :firework: :firework: :firework: :firework: :firework:
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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 11:40:52 AM »
Amazing!  :)
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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 11:41:42 AM »
This is really awesome!!!

(and I really love her dress)

Congrats Katy!!!   :thumbzup:
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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 12:33:24 PM »
Wow this is a really big accomplishment, Congratulations Katy! :)


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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 01:15:34 PM »
 :o I have a shocked face, even though I'm not shocked at all! I knew she would accomplish something like this, it was just a matter of time, but WOW  :o

I wonder how she feels about this. I always wonder how she feels about things. Like when she reads all her replies on her tweets and sees "Queen" and "ily follow me" and "I love you so much queen!" I just think, "I wonder how she feels when reading these :)" She just deserves all of it, and this is just... it's amazing. She deserves so much love and much more. I won't be able to show her how much I love her in my entire lifetime, because it wouldn't be enough.

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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 02:12:23 PM »
My gahhhhhh, I'm so happy for her! This is just the beginning, she'll rule the world. Future queen of pop.


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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2014, 02:14:14 PM »
Proud of Katy, she deserves it!
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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2014, 02:50:34 PM »
The best thing in my Katy-life is that if she had achieved like literally nothing since Prism came out I'd still love her unconditionally just like I do now. But I'm so happy for Katy, I hope she celebrates with some of her friends or so, because she seems so down to earth about herself all the time, I really I hope Katy has a party!  :dreamboat: :ilikedit: :dreamboat: Congratulations, Katy!!


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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 02:36:32 AM »
Wow AMAZING! So proud of her...

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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2014, 04:30:42 AM »
Congratulations Katy! :firework: :firework: :firework:
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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2014, 04:47:58 AM »
yay!!!!! go katy! :D
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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2014, 05:07:21 PM »
So proud of her!  :firework: :firework: :frolickingghost: :frolickingghost:
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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2014, 05:30:34 PM »
Yay!! Katy deserves all the success in the world, she works sooo hard! Huge congrats to her!!
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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2014, 12:23:55 AM »

 :frolickingghost: awesome
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Re: RIAA Crowns Katy Top Certified Digital Artist Ever!
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