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

August 12, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Gold & Platinum Program today announced the top songwriters for the second quarter of 2022, including the top artist-songwriter and top non-performing songwriter for the period. During April, May and June, 1,419 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications were awarded.

Tyler, The Creator, was the top artist-songwriter overall with 25 certifications including the 4X Multi-Platinum Earfquake and 3X Multi-Platinum See You Again. He is published by Sony Music Publishing.

The top non-performing songwriter was Cirkut with 11 certifications for hits by numerous artists including the 10X Multi-Platinum Timber by Pitbull featuring Kesha and the 11X Multi-Platinum Starboy by The Weeknd. His catalog was previously published by Kobalt, and he is now published by Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “Tyler, The Creator lives up to his name by continuing to release innovative music both solo and with some of the most powerful artists in the business. Additionally, Cirkut has had an incredible quarter by lending his genius to some of the biggest names in music to produce the perennial hits of the spring and summer. We congratulate both of these songwriters on their massive achievements.”

Cirkut added, “Thank you to the NMPA and David Israelite for this recognition and thank you to all the incredible artists and collaborators I’ve had the honor of working with. None of this would be possible without the songwriters who poured their hearts and souls into these songs. It means a lot to me to see my work make an impact and I’m more inspired than ever to do more."

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/gold-platinum-program/.