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

February 1, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Gold & Platinum Program today announced the top songwriters for the fourth quarter of 2020, including the top songwriter for the Q4 period.

During October, November and December of 2020, 1,670 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications were awarded and 21 Savage was the top songwriter overall with 21 certifications. He is published by BMG. He was followed by Trippie Reed, published by UMPG with 19 certifications.

21 Savage commented on the honor saying, “Being the biggest songwriter of Q4 is a huge honor. Writing is my passion, and seeing that success reflected is a good way to start 2021.”

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “2020 was a huge year for music as more and more people turned to it for entertainment and comfort as the pandemic continued on. I commend the songwriters certified in Q4 for their creativity and perseverance through this unprecedented time. Particularly 21 Savage who proved his dominance with solo and collaborations that went five and six times Multi-Platinum.”

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.