In completely unsurprising (but still exciting) news, Katy Perry has been named the top certified digital artist ever by the RIAA. She earned the title by reaching 72 million cumulative Digital Single certifications, which is a fancy way of saying that people really, really love downloading and streaming her music.
No artist had ever passed the 70 million mark until now, so she’s kind of a big deal. Rihanna and Taylor Swift follow her on the Digital Singles chart with 52 and 51 million certifications, respectively.
Here’s How Katy Nabbed This Honor:
She’s had 18 hit songs, ranking all the way back to her “I Kissed a Girl” days.
She got a 9x multi-Platinum certification for “Firework.”
She scored 7x multi-Platinums for both “California Gurls” and “E.T.”
She also got 6x multi-Platinums for “Dark Horse,” “Hot N Cold,” and “Teenage Dream.”
She won 18 Gold Digital Single Awards.
And she nabbed 16 Platinum Digital Single Awards.
And don’t forgot those 56 multi-Platinum Digital Single Awards she also won.
Her 2x multi-Platinum album Teenage Dream is also a factor.
And of course, her Platinum album One Of The Boys contributed.
Go Katy! We can’t wait to see what you do next.