RIIA Class of 2023, First time Gold and Platinum singles and albums
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First Time Gold and Platinum RIAA Certifications, Class of 2023, Full List

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December 11, 2023

There is nothing like achieving a first Gold or Platinum certification. The Class of 2023 welcomes Ice Spice, Jung Kook, PinkPantheress, Jimin, Central Cee, Laufey, and more. Review the full list of 57 artists.


ince its inception in 1958, the Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) has been honoring artists whose music not only spans generations but also achieves significant milestones in U.S. sales and streaming. As we approach the end of the year, it's a time to acknowledge the top albums, singles, and debut artists for their remarkable accomplishments. The #RIAAClassOf 2023 features an impressive roster of 57 emerging artists who have received their inaugural Gold & Platinum certifications this year, encompassing three albums and 48 singles.

Key Highlights of 2023:

Leading the charge is Peso Pluma, whose album 'Génesis' has been recognized as the highest-certified album by a new artist, proudly brandishing a Platinum certification. Ice Spice, a name resonating across the charts, has firmly established her dominance in the Class Of 2023. Her repertoire includes multiple Gold singles such as “Munch (Feelin’ U)” and “In Ha Mood.” Further elevating her status is her Platinum collaboration with PinkPantheress on “Boy’s A Liar Pt. 2.”

Speaking of Country music, Megan Moroney has carved a niche for herself with the 2x Platinum single “Tennessee Orange,” achieving the highest solo certification in this genre within the Class Of 2023. This accomplishment underscores her significant impact and growing influence in the country music scene.

Kenshi Yonezu has etched his name in history by introducing the first-ever full Japanese language track to receive RIAA certification. His single “Kick Back” has been adorned with a Gold certification, marking a milestone in the recognition of Japanese music on a global platform.

Jung Kook of BTS has achieved a personal milestone with his first RIAA solo certification for the Platinum single “Seven,” featuring Latto. Furthermore, his fellow BTS member, Jimin, has achieved the same recognition with "Like Crazy."

Laufey, with her Gold single “From The Start,” holds the unique distinction of being the only Jazz certification in both the Class of 2023 and Year-End lists. This achievement not only highlights her individual talent but also the enduring appeal of Jazz music.

The Class of 2023 has been a remarkable year for breakthroughs, with 15 new artists surpassing the 1,000,000 unit mark to achieve Platinum status, and 33 artists reaching the Gold threshold with 500,000 units (encompassing sales and streaming equivalents). This achievement highlights the evolving consumption patterns in the music industry and the broad appeal of these artists.

The diversity of genres represented in the #RIAAClassOf 2023 is a reflection of the eclectic tastes of the modern listener. The list includes 16 R&B/Hip-Hop, 12 Pop, 7 Country, 6 Dance/Electronic, 2 Alternative, 2 Latin, 1 Christian/Gospel, 1 Jazz, 1 Rock, and 1 Soundtrack title, all of which have been inducted into the prestigious Gold & Platinum program. This diversity not only celebrates the range of musical styles but also the inclusive nature of the music industry today.

RIAA Gold and Platinum Awards: Class of 2023, Full List:


Peso Pluma | Gémesis, Prajin Parlay Inc. - platinum

Stray Kids | 5-Star, JYP Entertainment / Imperial - gold

TOMORROW X TOGETHER | THE NAME CHAPTER: TEMPTATION, Big Hit Music / Imperial / Republic Records

Multi-Platinim & Platinum Singles: 

Kane Brown & Katelyn Brown | Thank God, RCA Nashville

Megan Moroney | Tennessee Orange, Arista Nashville / Columbia Records

David Kushner | Daylight, David Kushner

Hailey Whitters | Everything She Ain't, Pigasus Records / Big Loud REecords / Songs & Daughters

Hitkidd, GloRilla | F.N.F. (Let's Go), Blac Noize! Recordings / Campsouth Records

Jimin | Like Crazy, Big Hit Music / Geffen

Jung Kook (ft. Latto) | Seven, Big Hit Music / Geffen

Katy Nichole | In Jesus Name (God of Possible), Centricity Music

Libianca | People, 5K Records / Sony Music UK / RCAC Records

Lil Uzi Vert & ARIZONTEARS | Watch This (Arizonatears Pluggnb Remix), Atlantic Records

Lizzie McAlpine | Ceilings, Harbour Artists & Music / AWAL

Mariah The Scientist | Spread Thin, RCA

Omar Apollo | Evergreen, Warner Records

PinkPantheress, Ice Spice | Boy's A Liar, Pt. 2, 300 Entertainment

Raye, 070 Shake | Escapism, Human Re Sources

Rosa Linn | Snap, Columbia Records

Gold Singles: 

Bad Omens | Just Pretend, Sumerian Records

Benny The Butcher | Johny P's Caddy, Griselda Records / Benny The Butcher / Empire

BigXthaPlug | Texas, UnitedMasters

Bryan Martin | The Ride, Average Joes Entertainment

Central Cee | Doja, Live Yours

Coco Jones | ICU, High Standards / Def Jam Recordings

David Kushner | Mr. Forgettable, Virgin Music

Divid Morris | Dutton Ranch Freestyle, Grey Area

Duke & Jones x Louis Theroux | Jiggle Jiggle, Artista

DVRST | Close Eyes, Black 17

DXRK | Rave, Black 17

Dylan Conrique | Birthday Cake, KYN Entertainment

FINESSE@TYMES | Black End, Mob Ties / Bread Gang / Atlantic Records

Ian Munsick & Cody Johnson | Long Live Cowgirls, Warner Music Nashville

Ice Spice | In Ha Mood, 10K Projects / Capitol Records

Ice Spice | Munch (Feelin' U), Ice Spice / WorldStar Distribution / Create Music Group Inc.

Isabel Larosa | I'm Yours, Slumbo Labs / RCA Records

Kaliii | Area Codes, Atlantic Records

Kanii | I Know, Masked Records / Warner Records

Kay Flock, Cardi B, Duogie B, ft. Bory 300 | Shake It, Capitol Records

Kenshi Yonezu | Kick Back, Milan Records, Sony Music Masterworks

Kordell | Murer In My Mind, Black 17

Laufey | From The Start, Laufey / Awal

Montell Fish | Hotel, Lords Child

MUPP & Sadfriendd | Vendetta!, Black 17

Øneheart and reidenshi | Snowfall, Kurate Music

Peezy | 2 Million Up, #Boyz Entertainment LLC / Empire

Superstar Pride | Painting Pictures, UnitedMasters

That Mexican OT | Johny Dang (ft. Paul Wall & DRODi), Manifest / Goodtalk / Good Money Global

Wyatt Flores | Please Don't Go, OEG Records

Yahitza Y Su Esencia & Grupo Frontera | Frágil, Lumbra Music / Columbia

"This is truly one of our favorite ties of the year - the chance to sommemorate extraordinary firsts! This kind of certification represents the incredible connection between artists, record labels, creative partners and fans. We are continually amazed by the unique talents who break through amd are honored to recognize the RIAA Class of 2023.. we can't wait to celebrate their next big milestones!"
Michèle Ballantyne, RIAA COO
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