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

August 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) today announced the top songwriters for the second quarter of 2020, including the top songwriter for the Q2 period.

During April, May and June of 2020, 771 songwriters were certified Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum, and J. Cole was the top songwriter overall with 21 certifications. He is published by UMPG.

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “The latest spring and summer certifications again show the dominance of the hip hop genre with the top honor going to the incredibly talented J. Cole. He was followed closely by Future with 19 certifications. J. Cole is a songwriter and artist who continues to strike gold and platinum with solo hits and massively successful collaborations, and we are thrilled to congratulate him for leading this quarter.”

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.