NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters and Certifications for Third Quarter of 2021

December 2, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Gold & Platinum Program today announced the top songwriters for the third quarter of 2021, including the top artist-songwriter and top non-performing songwriter for this period.

During July, August and September, 1779 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications were awarded. Dan Reynolds was the top artist-songwriter overall with 26 certifications including nine Multi-Platinum hits. The top non-performing songwriter was Alex da Kid with 11 certifications for hits by his frequent collaborator, Imagine Dragons. Both hitmakers are published by Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “Dan Reynolds, and his bandmates and co-writers, including Alex da Kid, had an unbelievable quarter. Their new music and classics performed extremely well – with Radioactive going an astonishing 14 times Multi-Platinum. We appreciate their commitment to creating meaningful music and congratulate them on their massive success.”

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “This lineup represents some of the most innovative minds in music. These songwriters crafted the soundtracks to yet another challenging year, where music was more important than ever. While we hope this is the last year we will be forced to forego our in-person gala, we want to make sure these achievements are recognized and celebrated. To these songwriters, thank you for your commitment to making incredible music.”

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.