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Florida Georgia Line Lead Platinum, Gold Certifications
Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves and More Also Earn Awards in July
Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line continue to rack up stunning platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America.

The newly-released RIAA figures for the month of July show that the 2012 single "Cruise" has now reached eight-times platinum status, while the duo's debut album Here's to the Good Times has crossed into double-platinum territory.

A platinum album award signifies shipments of over 1 million units in the U.S., while platinum singles are awarded based on a combined total of 1 million units based on figures for digital sales and song streams.

If "Cruise" were to continue its trajectory and reach the 10 million mark of sales and streams, it will be awarded the RIAA's rarely-seen Diamond certification. In January 2014, the song was named the best-selling country digital single of all time.

Meanwhile, Luke Bryan's "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" has also been awarded a triple-platinum certification. The singer's 2011 single is his first triple-platinum award.

Singles achieving platinum status include Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go 'Round," Jerrod Niemann's "Drink to That All Night" and Jake Owen's "Beachin'."

Gold singles, which signify a combined 500,000 units of streaming and sales, include Dierks Bentley's "Drunk on a Plane," Brett Eldredge's "Beat of the Music" and Tyler Farr's "Whiskey in My Water." Also securing gold status are Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood's "Somethin' Bad," Joe Nichols' "Yeah" and Chris Young's "Who I Am With You."

Likewise, gold albums, which certify 500,000 U.S. shipments, were awarded to Eric Church for The Outsiders, Lambert for Platinum, Musgraves for Same Trailer Different Park and George Strait for Love Is Everything.
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