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RIAA #ClassOf 2021

43 artists earned first-time Gold or Platinum Awards in 2021.


Every artist’s story is different. But one common thread for those who break through to G&P recognition is a great partnership with a label team that supports their music, craft, and journey to creative and commercial success. Breaking, supporting, and championing artists and their music is what the people who work at record labels do every day. #LabelsAtWork

The RIAA Gold and Platinum Program defines success in the music industry.

Originally conceived to honor artists and track recording sales, Gold & Platinum Awards have come to stand as a benchmark of success for any artist – whether they’ve just released their first song, or Greatest Hits album. Explore the full range of charts to see where your favorite artist got their start.

“RIAA welcomes 43 amazing new artists into this year’s ‘Class Of 2021’ first-time Gold & Platinum Awards club. You join a towering group of musical giants – legends who have shaped our culture and achieved the very highest level of creative and commercial success. Congratulations to this year’s artists and their label teams that have helped them reach this incredible milestone moment. We can’t wait to see what you do next!”

Mitch Glazier, RIAA Chairman & CEO

2021 Award Winners

Award Artist Title Label
347aidan Dancing in My Room Columbia Records


Title: Dancing in My Room

Label: Columbia Records

42 Dugg 4 Da Gang (with Roddy Ricch) 4PF/CMG

42 Dugg

Title: 4 Da Gang (with Roddy Ricch)

Label: 4PF/CMG

42 Dugg Maybach (feat. Future) 4PF/CMG

42 Dugg

Title: Maybach (feat. Future)

Label: 4PF/CMG

Alexander 23 IDK You Yet Interscope Records

Alexander 23

Title: IDK You Yet

Label: Interscope Records

BeatKing Then Leave (feat. Queendom Come) Columbia Records


Title: Then Leave (feat. Queendom Come)

Label: Columbia Records

Big Scarr SoIcyBoyz 2 (feat. Pooh Shiesty, Foogiano & Tay Keith) 1017 Global/Atlantic Records

Big Scarr

Title: SoIcyBoyz 2 (feat. Pooh Shiesty, Foogiano & Tay Keith)

Label: 1017 Global/Atlantic Records

Capella Grey GYALIS Capitol Records

Capella Grey


Label: Capitol Records

carolesdaughter Violent Arista Records


Title: Violent

Label: Arista Records

Coi Leray BIG PURR (Prrdd)(feat. Pooh Shiesty) Republic Records

Coi Leray

Title: BIG PURR (Prrdd)(feat. Pooh Shiesty)

Label: Republic Records



Title: E-GIRLS ARE RUINING MY LIFE! (feat. Savage Ga$p)


Curtis Waters Stunnin' (feat. Harm Franklin) BMG

Curtis Waters

Title: Stunnin' (feat. Harm Franklin)

Label: BMG




Label: 95MM/EMPIRE

Elvie Shane My Boy Wheelhouse Records

Elvie Shane

Title: My Boy

Label: Wheelhouse Records

Erica Banks Buss It 1501 Certified Ent./Warner Records

Erica Banks

Title: Buss It

Label: 1501 Certified Ent./Warner Records

Forest Blakk If You Love Her Atlantic Records

Forest Blakk

Title: If You Love Her

Label: Atlantic Records

Fousheé Deep End RCA Records


Title: Deep End

Label: RCA Records

Fredo Bang Top (Remix) feat. Lil Durk Se Lavi Productions/Def Jam Recordings

Fredo Bang

Title: Top (Remix) feat. Lil Durk

Label: Se Lavi Productions/Def Jam Recordings

Hotboii Don't Need Time Hitmaker Music Group/22 Entertainment


Title: Don't Need Time

Label: Hitmaker Music Group/22 Entertainment

Jackboy Pressure 1804 Records/EMPIRE


Title: Pressure

Label: 1804 Records/EMPIRE

Jelly Roll Creature (feat. Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko) War Dog

Jelly Roll

Title: Creature (feat. Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko)

Label: War Dog

Jelly Roll Save Me War Dog

Jelly Roll

Title: Save Me

Label: War Dog

Joseph Black (i hope you) miss me Electric Feel Music/Capitol Records

Joseph Black

Title: (i hope you) miss me

Label: Electric Feel Music/Capitol Records

jxdn ANGELS & DEMONS DTA Records



Label: DTA Records

Kevo Muney Leave Some Day Atlantic Records

Kevo Muney

Title: Leave Some Day

Label: Atlantic Records

Lil Eazzyy Onna Come Up Atlantic Records

Lil Eazzyy

Title: Onna Come Up

Label: Atlantic Records

Lily Rose Villain Big Loud Records/Back Blocks Music

Lily Rose

Title: Villain

Label: Big Loud Records/Back Blocks Music

Morray Quicksand Pick Six Records/Interscope Records


Title: Quicksand

Label: Pick Six Records/Interscope Records

Nathan Evans Wellerman (Sea Shanty) Interscope Records

Nathan Evans

Title: Wellerman (Sea Shanty)

Label: Interscope Records

Pooh Shiesty 7.62 God 1017 Global/Atlantic Records

Pooh Shiesty

Title: 7.62 God

Label: 1017 Global/Atlantic Records

Pooh Shiesty Neighbors (feat. BIG30) 1017 Global/Atlantic Records

Pooh Shiesty

Title: Neighbors (feat. BIG30)

Label: 1017 Global/Atlantic Records

Pooh Shiesty Twerksum 1017 Global/Atlantic Records

Pooh Shiesty

Title: Twerksum

Label: 1017 Global/Atlantic Records

Royal & the Serpent overwhelmed Atlantic Records

Royal & the Serpent

Title: overwhelmed

Label: Atlantic Records

Sada Baby Whole Lotta Choppas Asylum Records

Sada Baby

Title: Whole Lotta Choppas

Label: Asylum Records

salem ilese Mad at Disney HomeMade Projects/10K Projects

salem ilese

Title: Mad at Disney

Label: HomeMade Projects/10K Projects

Sara Kays Remember That Night? Atlantic Records

Sara Kays

Title: Remember That Night?

Label: Atlantic Records

Tai Verdes A-O-K Arista Records

Tai Verdes

Title: A-O-K

Label: Arista Records

Tai Verdes Stuck In The Middle Arista Records

Tai Verdes

Title: Stuck In The Middle

Label: Arista Records

Zoe Wees Control Valeria Music

Zoe Wees

Title: Control

Label: Valeria Music