GAYLE is included in the RIAA’s Class of 2022, which lists all the artists who earned their first certifications over the last year.
The teenage artist’s breakout hit “abcdefu” was certified Gold last January and ended 2022 with triple-Platinum honors, signifying 3 million certified units.
GAYLE is one of 39 artists who achieved their first RIAA certification in 2022, though “abcdefu” was the only song by an RIAA freshman to go multiple-times Platinum.
“Whenever a Gold, Platinum or Diamond certification is earned, it represents massive engagement from an artist’s fans, and a remarkable achievement by the artist, their creative teams, and their record label,” says RIAA COO Michele Ballantyne. “And when it is your very first RIAA award, it’s even more special. We are so encouraged by the success of this #RIAAClassOf 2022 and are honored to help celebrate their immense talents.”
Meanwhile, GAYLE’s 2023 is looking to be just as eventful. She’ll be opening for select dates on Taylor Swift‘s stadium tour, while “abcdefu” is nominated for Song of the Year at the 2023 Grammys.
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