Katy Perry Makes History!
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:05:31
Katy Perry –well, her catalog of songs- is gold and platinum, and she has made history.
Oh yeah? Yep, the singer has made Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program history, that is.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has recognized Perry 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.
That is no small feat. That is a HUGE accolade. Perry's songs are instant radio hits and easy to sing along to in the car or the shower. Plus, she has a super rad style and we love her, so we are proud of this honor and achievement.
Katy Cats, here are some of the numbers/stats. 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.
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."
Congrats, Miss Perry.
L to R: Greg Thompson, Executive Vice President, Capitol Music Group; Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); Katy Perry.
Photo Credit: Daniel Swartz, Revamp.com
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