Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan Rack Up Platinum Album Certifications

Florida Georgia Line, Frankie Ballard Also Score Metal From the RIAA

Brantley Gilbert scored his first platinum album while Luke Bryan continued his collection of multiplatinum awards during the month of May, according to a report issued Monday (June 9) by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Gilbert earned his first album award for certified shipments of 1 million copies of his 2011 album, Halfway to Heaven. The Georgia native also claimed his third platinum digital single for his current hit, “Bottoms Up.” (RIAA platinum certification of singles reflect a combination of 1 million downloads or online streams.)

Bryan’s latest full-length album, Crash My Party, has been declared double platinum for shipments of 2 million copies. Four songs from the album achieved platinum plateaus with double-platinum certifications for “That’s My Kind of Night” and “Crash My Party” and platinum awards for “Play It Again” and “Drink a Beer.”

Also in the platinum single division, Florida Georgia Line grabbed an award for “This Is How We Roll.” Bryan is featured on the track.

Newcomer Frankie Ballard received his first gold certification for his recent No. 1 single, “Helluva Life.”

R&B and pop singer Jason Derulo earned a triple-platinum award for his single, “Talk Dirty.” At last week’s 2014 CMT Music Awards show in Nashville, Derulo sang his hit with Florida Georgia Line and Bryan and shared the stage with them during a performance of “This Is How We Roll.”