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

December 16, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Gold & Platinum Program today announced the top songwriters for the third quarter of 2022, including the top artist-songwriter and top non-performing songwriter for the period. During July, August and September, 2341 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications were awarded.

Beyoncé was the top artist-songwriter overall with 60 certifications including the 9X Multi-Platinum Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), the 6X Multi-Platinum Drunk in Love and the 4X Multi-Platinum Run The World (Girls). She is published by Sony Music Publishing.

The top non-performing songwriter was Southside with 14 certifications for hits with Future, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne, among others, including the 4X Multi-Platinum Both and 3X Multi-Platinum Stick Talk.

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “Beyoncé is a legend and her astonishing 60 certifications prove her ongoing chart dominance. Her abilities as a songwriter are often overshadowed by her talents as a performer so it is a privilege to shine a light on this achievement. Southside’s certifications illustrate his success as a songwriter and producer. In addition to his many Multi-Platinum hits, he has numerous Gold hits that will undoubtedly continue to climb.”

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/.