August 8, 2019 |CEO's Corner
Statement from RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier on Katy Perry’s 100 Million RIAA Achievement
The iconic artist was surprised on-stage when CMG EVP Global Artist Marketing & Commerce, Robbie McIntosh and EVP, Head of Media Strategy & Relations, Ambrosia Healy presented her with a plaque commemorating 100 million RIAA song certifications.
Perry is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles, and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club.
During the course of Katy’s career, a total of 25 of her songs have achieved RIAA certification to reach 100 million song awards, and three studio albums have also been certified Platinum or multi-Platinum.
View the full list of Katy’s RIAA certifications at: https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=default-award&se=katy+perry
RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier issued a statement that was shared at the event: “Congratulations to Katy Perry! Not only has she surpassed RIAA’s one-hundred million mark, but she is the first Capitol Records artist to do so. Encompassing a range of recordings from an extraordinarily successful career, we are thrilled to welcome Katy to RIAA’s one-hundred million certified club – a feat achieved by just five artists in 61 years of Gold & Platinum Program history.”