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RIAA Names Katy Perry Top Certified Digital Artist Of All Time

image from Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has crowned Katy Perry as the most awarded digital act in the history of Gold & Platinum awards. 18 Perry songs, from “I Kissed a Girl” and “Hot N Cold” to newer releases “Dark Horse” and “Birthday” are included in Perry’s 72 million cumulative RIAA Digital Single Certifications which count both downloads and on-demand streams. 

20 Million More Than Any Other Artist


A new batch of certifications vaulted Perry to the top of the RIAA’s list with the most Digital Single Certifications. Perry is also the first to surpass the 70 million – 20 million ahead of any other artist.

More than 32 million new cumulative certifications were awarded to Perry today including a 9x multi-Platinum for “Firework,” two 7x multi-Platinums for “California Gurls” and “E.T.,” three 6x multi-Platinums for “Dark Horse,” “Hot N Cold” and “Teenage Dream” and more.  Katy’s career RIAA tally now encompasses 18 Gold, 16 Platinum and 56 multi-Platinum Digital Single Awards, in addition to her 2x multi-Platinum album “Teenage Dream” and Platinum album “One Of The Boys.”