RIAA has revealed the artists that received Gold and Platinum certification for July 2012 including One Direction, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and more.
One Direction's debut US record Up All Night went Platinum while single What Makes You Beautiful went 3x multi-Platinum in July.
Justin Bieber’s latest album Believe certified Platinum in just one month this summer, meaning he now has five career Platinum (or higher) album awards to his name, in addition to digital single certifications representing more than 10 million songs sold in the US.
Single Part of Me was certified 2x multi-Platinum, marking Katy Perry’s eighth career double-Platinum download award. Meanwhile, fellow female acts Rihanna and Taylor Swift received their respective eighteenth and sixteenth Gold digital single awards for Where Have You Been and Mercy.
Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe reached 4x multi-Platinum in July, selling more than four million downloads in just five months.
The RIAA certified 24 songs Gold throughout July for selling 500,000 copies, while notable first Golds went to Universal Republic singer-songwriter Alex Clare, Atlantic indie rock band Grouplove and American Idol season eleven winner Phillip Phillips for their respective songs Too Close, Tongue Tied and Home.
Part of the success of the aforementioned tracks are likely to be attributed to their sync licensing - Too Close and Tongue Tied were recently featured in Microsoft and Apple commercials respectively, while Home was played frequently during NBC’s coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
RIAA awarded 53 digital single and six album certifications in July.
RIAA’s full July certifications PDF can be accessed at its dedicated Facebook page.
Complete lists of all album, single, mastertone and video awards can be accessed at www.riaa.com.