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New York, NY – December 3, 2021 – Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” continues to make pop music history this year as the artist’s perennial yuletide standard (cowritten and coproduced by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff in 1994) keeps breaking new records while lighting up the 2021 holiday season.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 15, 2021) – Click here to view the complete press release, via Warner Music Nashville.

RIAA is pleased to announce our Mid-Year 2021 Gold & Platinum Awards Report.  Every mid-year we recognize the artists who have achieved Gold & Platinum status for titles both released and certified within the first half of the year. In 2021 we celebrate a select group of just 7 albums and 20 singles! Click here to view the report.

Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner Bruno Mars has made history as the first artist ever to receive five RIAA diamond certified singles. Mars’ That’s What I Like” and “When I Was Your Man” have both been diamond certified, selling and streaming over 10 million copies and bringing his total certifications to five. Click here for more information.

The full RIAA Gold & Platinum Class Of 2020 list is attached to this release and can also be found at our Class of 2020 microsite, which can be found by clicking here.

From September 15 to October 15, we honor the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Founded by Congress in 1968, National Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the more than 60 million Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean as they strengthen and enrich our country.


Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2020) – The RIAA and its members today announced a new multimedia campaign recognizing and celebrating Hispanic artists, their music, and the genre’s overall impact on U.S. society and culture.

In an intimate conversation with DJ Khaled, Mitch Glazier, Chairman and CEO of the RIAA said, “Congratulations to DJ Khaled and his fans!  Khaled is the only hip-hop artist to earn three back to back…”

53 artists earned first-time Gold or Platinum Awards in 2020

Gold & Platinum Awards are earned by the best of the best because fans have chosen to purchase and stream their favorite artists’ music. We are excited to celebrate the artists, teams and labels on this amazing achievement. Supporting artists is what music labels do every day. We are #labelsatwork!

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In August, the RIAA certified 246 Song Awards and 35 Album Awards.