NMPA Announces Top Gold & Platinum Songwriters for First Quarter of 2020

May 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NMPA today announced the top songwriters for the first quarter of 2020, including the top songwriter for the Q1 period.

During January, February and March of 2020, 805 songwriters were certified Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum, and Lil Baby was the top songwriter overall with 22 certifications. He is published by UMPG.

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “Our new, quarterly announcements identify empirically the top songwriters in music today. We are thrilled for all of the newly minted Gold & Platinum writers, particularly Lil Baby who has had a phenomenal Q1 run. Music is more meaningful than ever as we all search for joy and connection through this difficult time, and we are incredibly grateful to these writers and their publishers.”

Lil Baby said, "Thank you very much to my QC team / Wolfpack / 4PF, UMPG, my family, friends and all my fans for keeping me going to write these hits."

UMPG Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson added, “One of the most in-demand artists today, Lil Baby is a talented songwriter/artist and a proven hitmaker. We are thrilled to be a part of his journey and look forward to supporting his continued success.”

The full list of songwriters and publishers honored can be found here: https://bit.ly/2B5aQAY.
In partnership with the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program, NMPA finds and certifies the songwriters and publishers of RIAA-certified singles. RIAA counts both sales and on-demand streams towards its Gold (500K), Platinum (1M) and Multi-Platinum (2M+) thresholds. Thousands of songwriters have been recognized since NMPA’s program began in 2007.