RIAA Year-End Gold & Platinum Awards with SZA on cover for Top Album 'SOS' and Top Single 'Kill Bill"
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RIAA Highlights 2023 Year-End Gold & Platinum Awards | Full List

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December 12, 2023

In a remarkable year for music, the RIAA's latest certifications highlight 11 albums and 59 singles, featuring standout achievements from artists like SZA with "SOS," Karol G's "Mañana Será Bonito," Metro Boomin's "Heroes & Villains," along with notable works from Luke Combs, Jordan Davis, TIËSTO, and TOMORROW x TOGETHER.


incredible year in music is reflected in the latest RIAA certifications, with 11 albums and 59 singles released this year achieving the coveted Gold & Platinum status, 57 of which are first-time honorees (read the full list of first-timers here). This marks a significant achievement in the industry, reflecting both the diversity and dynamic nature of contemporary music trends. Since 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 year's end, it's time to acknowledge the top albums, singles, and debut artists for their remarkable accomplishments.

The Year-End Gold & Platinum Awards 2023 include SZA's album "SOS" and her single "Kill Bill," both of which have soared to the top. In the Latin music scene, Carín León & Grupo Frontera's "Que Vuelvas" has emerged as the Top Latin Single, enchanting audiences with its heartfelt rhythms and lyrics. Karol G's "Mañana Será Bonito," acclaimed as the Top Latin Album, brings a fresh, vibrant energy to the genre. Metro Boomin's "Heroes & Villains" and Peso Pluma's "Génesis" have both achieved Platinum status, reflecting their wide-reaching appeal.

The music industry also celebrates eight Gold Albums, including Luke Combs' "Gettin' Old," Jordan Davis' "Bluebird Days," TIËSTO's "Drive," Zach Bryan's self-titled album, Lil Durk's "Almost Healed," Rod Wave's "Nostalgia," TOMORROW x TOGETHER's "THE NAME CHAPTER: TEMPTATION" and Stray Kids' "5-Star."

RIAA Year-End Gold & Platinum Awards:

Top Album:

SZA | SOS, Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA records

Top Single:

SZA | Kill Bill, Top Dawg Entertainment / RCA records

Top Latin Single: 

Carín León & Grupo Frontera | Que Vuelvas, Sony Latin

Top Latin Album:

Karol G | Mañana Será Bonito, Universal Music Latino

Platinum Albums:

Metro Boomin | Heroes & Villains, BOOMINATI Worldwide / Republic Records

Peso Pluma | Génesis, Prajin Parlay Inc.

8 Gold Album:

Luke Combs | Gettin' Old, Columbia Nashville / River House Artists

Jordan Davis | Bluebird Days, MCA 

TIËSTO | Drive, Atlantic Records

Zach Bryan | Zach Bryan, Belting Bronco Records

Lil Durk | Almost Healed, Alamo Records

Rod Wave | Nostalgia, Alamo Records

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

Stray Kids | 5-Star, JYP Entertainment / Imperial

“Music moves culture and has the power to connect like never before. The RIAA is so proud to acknowledge the impact of incredible voices and innovative engagement that captivated fans in 2023. These albums and singles earned coveted RIAA Gold & Platinum certifications because they reflect the very best!”
RIAA Chairman & CEO Mitch Glazier
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