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 05/28/22
Award
Songwriter
Song
Artist
Date Certified
Publisher
Award
SongwriterJohn McDaid
SongSupermarket Flowers
ArtistEd Sheeran
Certified12.31.2021
PublisherSpirit Music Group
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SongwriterBenj Pasek
SongA Million Dreams
ArtistZiv Zaifman, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams
Certified12.31.2021
PublisherKobalt
Award
SongwriterLouis Bell
SongReal Friends
ArtistCamila Cabello
Certified12.31.2021
PublisherSony Music Publishing
Award
SongwriterPaul Herman
SongNever Ending
ArtistRihanna
Certified12.31.2021
Publisherpeermusic
Award
SongwriterLyrica Anderson
SongHope You Do
ArtistChris Brown
Certified12.31.2021
PublisherKobalt
Award
SongwriterMatthew Raymond Burnett
Song10 Feet
ArtistJuice WRLD
Certified12.31.2021
PublisherSony Music Publishing
Awardx5
SongwriterChandler Durham
SongClose Friends
ArtistLil Baby and Gunna
Certified12.31.2021
PublisherWarner Chappell Music
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SongwriterPaul Overstreet
SongDiggin' Up Bones
ArtistRandy Travis
Certified12.31.2021
PublisherUMPG
Award
SongwriterJeremy P. Felton
SongWoo
ArtistRihanna
Certified12.31.2021
PublisherUMPG
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SongwriterJosh Osborne
SongDrinkin' Problem
ArtistMidland
Certified12.31.2021
PublisherSpirit Music Group

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 details, read about the NMPA Gold & Platinum Program Criteria & Process.

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