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Centricity Music Has Another Record-Breaking Year
Artists receive eight RIAA certifications

Centricity Music Has Another Record-Breaking Year

Posted: December 15, 2023, 5:00 PM | Category: General
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Source: Hoganson Media

The No. 1 Billboard Top Christian Albums Imprint for three consecutive years, Centricity Music continues to reach significant milestones as its artists receive multiple RIAA Platinum and Gold Certifications, and their songs reach the top of the radio charts this year.
"The RIAA had 57 artists release and earn first-time Gold or Platinum awards in 2023," shares Centricity Music CEO Caren Seidle. "Remarkably, Centricity Music artists account for six of these awards, plus two additional Platinum certifications for Lauren Daigle! This is a testament to the creativity and the dedication of our team at Centricity and the undeniable talent of our artists."
Two-time GRAMMY Award winner Lauren Daigle became the first artist to hold the No. 1 spot atop the Hot Christian Songs Chart for an astounding 20 weeks twice, most recently with "Thank God I Do" from her current, self-titled album, and with "You Say," which is also now certified 6x-Platinum. Earning 2x Platinum for "Rescue," garnering two GRAMMY Award nominations, and receiving her twelfth GMA Dove Award, Daigle also gathered her eighth Billboard Music Award and topped five billion streams this year.
Named 2023's Gospel Music Association New Artist of the Year, Katy Nichole earned her first Gold and Platinum certifications for her BMI Christian Award-winning single "In Jesus Name (God of Possible)," which also spent 20 weeks atop the Hot Christian Songs Chart. She further made her FOX & Friends debut this month, appeared for the second time on the Grand Ole Opry, garnered her third No. 1 radio hit with her Recording Academy-featured "Hold On," and shared the stage on successful tours with Tauren Wells, Jordan Smith, and CAIN. In January she joins Winter Jam '24, Christian music's biggest arena tour.
Pop recording artist and songwriter Jordan Feliz quickly became a household name when his first radio single, "The River," the title track from his critically acclaimed debut, became a smash hit. Spending an unprecedented 12 weeks at No. 1, the chart-topping single was named ASCAP's "Christian Music Song of the Year" and has now garnered Feliz his first Platinum certification. Feliz's current Top 10 hit, "The King Is Alive," is the first single from his fourth full-length album (title and release date TBA).

Along with Feliz, Nichole, and Daigle Platinum awards, Unspoken, North Point Worship, and Jonny Diaz all received their first-ever Gold certifications. With over 350 million on-demand streams, 80 million YouTube video views, and more than a dozen radio hits, Unspoken garnered its first Gold for the No. 1 radio hit "Start A Fire" from the band's 2014 self-titled debut. Internationally known North Point Worship earned Gold for its worship anthem "Death Was Arrested" from the Nothing Ordinary EP, while singer/songwriter Diaz's Gold came for his radio single "Breathe" from the Everything Is Changing EP.

With its acclaimed roster honored with more New Artist of the Year GMA Dove Awards than any other label since 2013, Centricity Music is intentional about signing, developing, and launching the best new talent the Christian music industry has to offer. This year, the label announced exclusive signings of Multi-Platinum songwriter and worship leader Mack Brock and soul-inspired pop singer/songwriter, worship leader, and producer Natalie Layne. Additional artist signings will be revealed in the coming months.


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