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

November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) Gold & Platinum Program today announced the top songwriters for the third quarter of 2020, including the top songwriter for the Q3 period.

During July, August and September of 2020, 1775 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications were awarded and Kanye West was the top songwriter overall with 39 certifications. He is published by Sony/ATV. He was followed by Lil Wayne, published by Warner/Chappell, with 25 certifications.

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite congratulated the honorees saying, “As the country continues to endure the effects of COVID-19, it is encouraging to see how much people are listening to music. Kanye West’s enormous number of certifications, for songs including Love Lockdown, Heartless, Power and Good Life, all of which were certified 3x Multi-Platinum and above, prove that iconic songs endure, even through a crisis. This program exemplifies the importance of music, and we congratulate all of the 1032 songwriters certified this quarter, whose work is bringing relief through this difficult time.”

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.