NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters and Certifications for First Quarter of 2022

May 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Gold & Platinum Program today announced the top songwriters for the first quarter of 2022, including the top artist-songwriter and top non-performing songwriter for the period.

During January, February and March, 1554 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications were awarded.

Eminem was the top artist-songwriter overall with 35 certifications including the 13X Multi-Platinum Love The Way You Lie. He is published by UMPG.

The top non-performing songwriter was fellow Detroit native Luis Resto with 12 certifications for hits by his frequent collaborator, Eminem, including the 11X Multi-Platinum Not Afraid. The producer, songwriter and keyboardist is self-published and administered by Me Gusta Music.

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “Eminem and Luis are an unstoppable team at making hits that have lasting appeal. Their talent for working together and with collaborators like Ed Sheeran, Sia and Juice WRLD has produced music that continues to be inventive and relevant. We congratulate them on their astounding success.”

Luis Resto commented on the honor saying, "I am humbled by this certification and feel blessed to have worked alongside Marshall making music together the past twenty years. Thank you to Trina and Tricia at Me Gusta Music for looking out for me."

The full list of songwriters and publishers honored can be found HERE.

About the NMPA G&P Program:
NMPA’s Gold & Platinum Program, in partnership with RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program, identifies and honors the songwriters behind today’s biggest hits. NMPA confirms songwriters with their music publishers to ensure all appropriate songwriters are recognized for their contribution to an RIAA certified single. Certifications count both sales and on-demand streams towards gold (500K), platinum (1M) and multi-platinum (2M+) thresholds. Thousands of songwriters have been certified since NMPA’s program began in 2007. For more information and to view our Gold & Platinum database, visit www.nmpa.org/gp-program.