Kane Brown Scores Multiple RIAA Certifications

Four time AMA winner Kane Brown just received word of three new certifications by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Kane Brown’s self-titled debut album, a 13-week No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, has been upgraded to 2X Platinum. With this album, Brown made history by becoming the first artist to top all five Billboard Country Charts with his breakthrough No. 1 Top Country Album; No. 1 debuting Country Digital Song, the 5X Platinum “Heaven,” and No. 1 Country Airplay, Hot Country Song and Country Streaming Song, the 5X Platinum “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina.

Furthermore, Brown’s No. 1 Billboard 200 Experiment has been officially certified Platinum, and becomes the only country album released since November 2018 to achieve this RIAA award status. With his Platinum Experiment and 2X Platinum Kane Brown, the 26-year-old entertainer joins Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood as the only artists to score Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications so far in 2020. Of all the country artists who made their long-form debut since 2016, Brown is the only one to receive two or more Platinum album certifications.

Kane Brown received a third RIAA award for “Homesick,” now Platinum-certified. Coinciding with its second week at No. 1 on Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase airplay charts, “Homesick” was co-written by Brown, Brock Berryhill, Matthew McGinn and Taylor Phillips and produced by Dann Huff. Preceded by “Good As You” and “Lose It,” this is the third No. 1 Platinum hit from Brown’s Experiment album. The singer-songwriter extends his career total of No. 1 singles to five which includes his 5X Platinum-certified hits “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina and “Heaven” from his 2X Platinum self-titled debut album. Also, Kane Brown increases his Platinum-certified singles tally to seven.


  • Courtney Puzzo

    scoring multiple RIAA certifications on the same day isn't a rare occurrence look for example at Adele received 7 certifications on September 20th 2016 3 for her album 21 1 for its predecessor 19 and some for singles 7 x platinum for Hello and Gold & Platinum for When We Were Young or another example is N'sync's 2000 album No Strings Attached which upon its first audit 4 weeks after release was certified 7 x platinum granted at the time it held the first week sales record for an album in the United States with 2.416 million copies sold which it held until November 25th 2015 when Adele's 25 overtook it reaching just shy of 2.5 million on it's 5th day of Release and of course by weeks end 3.482 million in the US alone its first week