RIAA reveals top 2012 Gold and Platinum certifications

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has revealed its year-end tally of 2012 Gold & Platinum (G&P) Program awards.

Last year, the RIAA awarded more song download honours than any other year in programme history, seeing a 25% increase year-on-year.

A record-breaking 139 digital songs were certified Platinum in 2012 from a total of 524 digital songs certifications awarded overall, compared to 409 in 2011.

Album certifications for the year saw a prestigious Diamond award bestowed upon Adele, whose ...

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