NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters and Certifications for Fourth Quarter of 2023

May 9, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Gold & Platinum Program today announced the top songwriters for the fourth quarter of 2023 including the top artist-songwriter and top non-performing songwriter for the period. During October, November and December, 1,843 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications were awarded.

Lana Del Rey was the top artist-songwriter overall with 20 certifications including the 8X Platinum Summertime Sadness, the 3X Platinum Off to the Races, and the Double Platinum West Coast, all published by Sony Music Publishing. She is now published by UMPG.

The top non-performing songwriter was Noah "40" Shebib with thirteen certifications for songs including the Multi-Platinum certified One Dance, God's Plan, In My Feelings, and Started from the Bottom, all recorded by Drake. He is published by Kobalt.

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “Q4 saw some of the last decade’s biggest hits be rewarded for their continuing popularity. Noah’s massive success with Drake continues to enjoy huge numbers, and Lana Del Rey cemented her legacy as a game-changing songwriter and artist. We are thrilled to honor all of the quarter’s Gold & Platinum hitmakers.”

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/.