Katy Perry basically owns the music industry right now.
Today Katy was named the new RIAA Gold & Platinum Program’s top digital artist of all time with 72 million digital singles sold, which includes downloads and on-demand streams. That’s 20 million more than any other artist.
RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman said during a ceremony at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. today:
“Katy Perry is a force to be reckoned with in music. We are honored to recognize Katy as the most successful digital artist in Gold & Platinum Program history. She embodies all that makes a true global superstar: the musical talent, the extraordinary drive and genuine charisma, and an intrinsic connection with her fans. This award is a reflection of her deep commitment to those qualities and to her music, which has propelled her to this historic milestone. We congratulate Katy and her team on all her success.”