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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:

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.” 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 07: attends Capitol Music Group’s 6th annual Capitol Congress premiering new music and projects for industry and media on August 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Capitol Music Group)