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April 1, 2016 | Gold & Platinum

RIAA Gold & Platinum Program Recognizes Florida Georgia Line As First And Only Country Act To Earn Prestigious Digital Diamond Award

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The Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) today recognized Big Machine Records duo Florida Georgia Line as the first and only country genre act in RIAA Gold & Platinum history to earn a prestigious Diamond Award for a song – “Cruise” (BMX, 2012) at 10X Multi-Platinum.The presentation took place at the band’s “Anything Goes #1 Party” at Las Vegas’s Skyfall lounge, April 1, 2016.

Photo Credit: Justin Mrusek; L to R: Tyler Hubbard, Jonathan Lamy (RIAA), Brian Kelley

“Congrats guys on a truly historic achievement,” said Jonathan Lamy, Executive Vice President, Communications and Marketing, RIAA.  “You will forever be known in the history of the Gold & Platinum Program for earning the first ever Diamond Award for a country song.  That’s an incredible feat that speaks to the power of your music and connection to your fans.  Congratulations from all of us at the RIAA.”

Additional RIAA Gold & Platinum Program and Florida Georgia Line Accolades:

  • Florida Georgia Line is the only country genre act in RIAA Gold & Platinum history to earn a Diamond Award for a song – “Cruise” (BMX, 2012) at 10X Multi-Platinum.
  • Florida Georgia Line is one of eight total artists ever to earn a Diamond Award for a song.  (Others are Elton John, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.)
  • FGL’s digital single certifications surpass the 24 million threshold counting downloads and streams and spanning 10 separate songs.
  • Eight of FGL’s 10 certified songs are Platinum or higher, and six of those eight are Multi-Platinum certified.
  • Both FGL studio albums are RIAA certified: “Here’s to the Good Times” (Republic Nashville, 2012) is 2X Multi-Platinum and “Anything Goes” (Republic Nashville, 2014) is Platinum.