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Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" Rakes In Major G&P Metal

August 05, 2014
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Baltimore, MD – RIAA presented RCA Records superstar Justin Timberlake with a special Gold & Platinum award commemorating more than 8 million album and single certifications for his “The 20/20 Experience” project.  “The 20/20 Experience” is the top certified album of 2013 at 2x multi-Platinum. 

The presentation took place in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the 20/20 Experience World Tour.

Photo Credit: Kari Sellards

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world. RIAA® members create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States.

In support of this mission, the RIAA works to protect the intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and music labels; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies. The RIAA® also certifies Gold®, Platinum®, Multi-Platinum™ and Diamond sales awards as well as Los Premios De Oro y Platino™, an award celebrating Latin music sales.

Contact:
Jonathan Lamy
Cara Duckworth
Liz Kennedy
202/775-0101


Broken Bow Records News: Jason Aldean Named Top Digital Male Country Artist In History By RIAA

August 04, 2014
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Nashville, TN – Aug. 4, 2014 – The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has recognized Jason Aldean as the Top Male Country Artist in the history of RIAA’s Digital Gold & Platinum Awards, the music industry’s premier program for celebrating artistic achievement in the marketplace. To date, Aldean has tallied over 21.5 million cumulative RIAA Digital Single Certifications counting song downloads and on-demand streams.

“On behalf of myself and my RIAA colleagues, we are delighted to recognize Jason Aldean for this prestigious honor,” said RIAA Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman. “We congratulate Broken Bow Records and Jason on this singular achievement and look forward to many more years of great country music to come.”

“This is such a huge honor, and one that everyone on my team earned together,” said Aldean. “I love country music, and I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else…there was never a Plan B for me. I can’t thank the RIAA or country music fans enough for helping us get to this level…it’s unbelievable!”

Last week, Aldean’s smoking new single “Burnin’ It Down” ranked as the top selling single in the country in all genres and marked his biggest career debut ever at country radio. Aldean just rounded out a string of five massively successful BURN IT DOWN 2014 TOUR stadium dates, and the tour will continue on with notable upcoming stops including two sold out nights at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. For more information and for a full list of tour dates, please visit www.jasonaldean.com.

Photo ID (L to Right): Jonathan Lamy (Executive Vice President, Communications, RIAA), Cara Duckworth Weiblinger (Vice President, Communications, RIAA), Lee Adams (VP of National Promotion, Broken Bow Records), Benny Brown (President/CEO, Broken Bow Records), Jason Aldean, Liz Kennedy (Director, Communications and Gold & Platinum Program, RIAA), Rick Shedd (GM, Broken Bow Records) and Jon Loba (Executive Vice President, Broken Bow Records)

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world. RIAA® members create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States.

In support of this mission, the RIAA works to protect the intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and music labels; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies. The RIAA® also certifies Gold®, Platinum®, Multi-Platinum™ and Diamond sales awards as well as Los Premios De Oro y Platino™, an award celebrating Latin music sales.

Contact:
Jonathan Lamy
Cara Duckworth
Liz Kennedy
202/775-0101


RIAA's July Gold & Platinum Tally

August 01, 2014
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See RIAA’s new graphic compilation of July G&P Award highlights below.  A full, detailed list is also online at facebook.com/GoldandPlatinum.

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world. RIAA® members create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States.

In support of this mission, the RIAA works to protect the intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and music labels; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies. The RIAA® also certifies Gold®, Platinum®, Multi-Platinum™ and Diamond sales awards as well as Los Premios De Oro y Platino™, an award celebrating Latin music sales.

Contact:
Jonathan Lamy
Cara Duckworth
Liz Kennedy
202/775-0101