The NMPA Gold & Platinum Program, which honors the songwriters of RIAA-certified Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum singles, has introduced the highest nation songs and songwriter for the previous yr.
In lieu of the annual Gold & Platinum Gala in Nashville, the honorees had been notified and acquired their awards remotely.
The eligibility interval was July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.
Primarily based on a calculation of streams and gross sales, the “Platinum Anthem” or most listened to music previously yr went to Be Like That, which was licensed Platinum and was carried out by Kane Brown ft. Swae Lee and Khalid.
The music was written by Kane Brown (Sony Music Publishing), Khalid Robinson (Sony Music Publishing), Michael Len Williams (Warner Chappell), Alexander Izquierdo (BMG), Khalif Malik Ibin Shaman Brown (Warner Chappell), and Ryan Vojtesak (Sony Music Publishing).
The High Non-Performing Feminine Songwriter was Hilary Lindsey (Harmony) with 14 certifications together with hits like Gap within the Bottle, Church Bells, Cover the Wine, One Beer and What She Needs Tonight.
The High Non-Performing Male Songwriter was Ashley Gorley (Spherical Hill / Tape Room) with 24 certifications for songs together with Kick the Mud Up, What’s Your Nation Music, Eyes on You, Good Lady and Born to Love You.
The High Feminine Artist-Songwriter was Gabby Barrett (Sony Music Publishing) with 5 certifications for I Hope and The Good Ones.
The High Male Artist-Songwriter was Chris Stapleton (Warner Chappell) with 16 certifications collected by songs Damaged Halos, Come Again Music, Beginning Over, Parachute, and Your Man.
The ”High Music” or most listened-to music launched previous to the previous yr went to Wagon Wheel carried out by Darius Rucker and written by Bob Dylan (UMPG). The music went 9X Multi-Platinum.
“These songwriters crafted the soundtracks to yet one more difficult yr, the place music was extra essential than ever.”
David Israelite, NMPA
NMPA President & CEO David Israelite mentioned: “This lineup represents among the most revolutionary minds in music. These songwriters crafted the soundtracks to yet one more difficult yr, the place music was extra essential than ever.
“Whereas we hope that is the final yr we will probably be compelled to forego our in-person gala, we need to be sure that these achievements are acknowledged and celebrated. To those songwriters, thanks in your dedication to creating unbelievable music.”Music Enterprise Worldwide