Gold & Platinum Program

NMPA certifies songwriters of RIAA certified singles. RIAA counts both sales and on-demand streams towards its Gold (500K), Platinum (1M) and Multi-Platinum (2M+) thresholds.

Last updated 02/12/21
Award
Songwriter
Song
Artist
Date Certified
Publisher
Award
SongwriterKristen Anderson-Lopez
SongLet it Go
ArtistIdina Menzel
Certified10.16.2015
PublisherDisney
Award
SongwriterJonathan Singleton
SongA Guy Walks Into A Bar
ArtistTyler Farr
Certified05.12.2017
Publisher
Award
SongwriterMichael Leary
SongMe myself and I
ArtistG-Eazy
Certified03.03.2016
PublisherWarner/Chappell
Award
SongwriterMartin McKinney
SongLow Life
ArtistFuture
Certified05.12.2017
PublisherKobalt
Award
SongwriterMichael Len Williams
SongBlack Beatles
ArtistRae Sremmurd
Certified05.12.2017
PublisherKobalt
Award
SongwriterSteve Guess
SongGeronimo
ArtistSheppard
Certified06.10.2015
PublisherBMG
Award
SongwriterBrittany Hazzard
SongNeeded Me
ArtistRihanna
Certified08.11.2016
PublisherPulse Music Group
Award
SongwriterPierre Guimard
SongPrayer in C
ArtistRobin Schultz
Certified03.03.2016
PublisherWarner/Chappell
Award
SongwriterAli Payami
SongLove me Harder
ArtistAriana Grande
Certified03.03.2016
PublisherWarner/Chappell
Award
SongwriterCharlie Puth
SongOne call away
ArtistCharlie Puth
Certified03.03.2016
PublisherWarner/Chappell

About NMPA Gold & Platinum Program

Since 2007, NMPA’s G&P Program honors the songwriters behind today’s most popular music. In coordination with RIAA, NMPA maintains a database of all awards and certifications and notifies songwriters and music publishers that they have been certified.

RIAA certifies songs Gold & Platinum with a sales audit of each title conducted by Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman. Once a title’s sales (downloads) has been audited and verified as having reached requisite levels, a formal certification report is issued and sent to the title’s record company. NMPA then notifies appropriate songwriters and music publishers. Each publisher of certified single must be a member of NMPA to be certified. If the publisher is not a member, they will have the opportunity to become one to receive their certification.

NMPA provides the opportunity for publishers to purchase a plaque. The plaque costs $165 to produce plus shipping. G&P presentations are made throughout the year.

For more information or questions please contact:
Kartraice Hooper
Vice President, External Affairs
National Music Publishers' Association
khooper@nmpa.org