FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY ACT TO EARN TWO RIAA DIAMOND SINGLE AWARDS
VIRTUAL CELEBRATION REVEALED SEVEN NEW RIAA CERTIFICATIONS
Global entertainers Florida Georgia Line are the first Country act in 62 years of RIAA Gold and Platinum history to earn two Diamond Single Awards. Honored with a virtual celebration last night (11/19) hosted by RIAA and BMLG Records, RIAA’s Mitch Glazier, Michele Ballantyne, and Jackie Jones acknowledged the remarkable certifications for FGL’s record-breaking hits “Cruise” and “Meant to Be.”
With “Cruise” (RIAA 11X PLATINUM single) and “Meant to Be” feat. Bebe Rexha (RIAA 10X PLATINUM single) both officially certified Diamond singles, the latter is only one of six songs in the past four years to achieve RIAA Diamond. Only 43 singles have reached Diamond status in RIAA Gold and Platinum history. Since their breakout in 2012, FGL’s total digital single awards is at 54 MILLION.
BMLG President/CEO/Founder Scott Borchetta raised an Old Camp-filled glass to the unprecedented accomplishments of FGL, among a virtual audience of team members, day-one FGL supporters, and Country music tastemakers.
“Thank you guys for the recognition and this ride has been a dream come true,” shared FGL’s Brian Kelley. “It’s pretty crazy hearing the numbers. It’s pretty wild to think about it in that time span. Just super grateful. Thank y’all for taking the time and celebrating us, but know that celebrating us is celebrating y’all ‘cause it is all of us. I think we’ve all been doing this together and riding this wave since day one, so thank you guys.”
“It is surreal and it is nice to take a second to let that sink in, and honestly we’re so thankful,” added FGL’s Tyler Hubbard. “It’s awesome to know it’s connecting. When I hear those numbers that’s what I hear, and I just think that’s something that we can all be proud of. Thank y’all for being a part of this team. We’re humbled by it, we’re really extremely motivated, we’re all in a great headspace, and we’re feeling really creative and all this does is inspire us even more. Thanks everybody on this call and thank you for taking the time to recognize that, it’s really special.”
In addition to the double Diamond Single Awards, the superstar duo was celebrated for seven more milestone certifications including: CAN’T SAY I AIN’T COUNTRY (RIAA GOLD album), “Simple” (RIAA 2X PLATINUM single), “Blessings” (RIAA GOLD single), “Talk You Out of It” (RIAA 2X PLATINUM single), “H.O.L.Y.” (RIAA 6X PLATINUM single), “This Is How We Roll” (RIAA 6X PLATINUM single), and their 17th career #1 “I Love My Country” (RIAA GOLD single).
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ABOUT FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE: Amassing the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan) with 11X PLATINUM breakout “Cruise” – the first Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification, GRAMMY-nominated duo Florida Georgia Line have been making history since 2012. As “one of the format’s premier musical shapeshifters” (Esquire), “Long Live” and seasonal “Lit This Year” are their current releases, in addition to FGL’s “Lil Bit” collaboration with Nelly. The global superstars hold the longest reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (50 straight weeks) with DIAMOND (10X PLATINUM), #1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha. They’ve tallied 17 career #1 singles, 13.1+ billion streams, sold more than 33.9 million tracks and 4.7 million albums worldwide, logged 1.5 billion video views, and played to over 4 million fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours. Honored by ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Music Awards, FGL’s creative empire also includes FGL House Party Radio with Florida Georgia Line on Apple Music Country, plus thriving business initiatives: FGL HOUSE, meet + greet, Round Here Records, Tree Vibez Music, Tribe Kelley, Old Camp Whiskey, and Wolf Moon Bourbon (with Jason Aldean).