RIAA: Ariana Grande Now the 5th Most Certified Female of Digital Era

Published: Monday 15th Jun 2020 by Rashad

Ariana Grande woke up Monday morning (June 15) to a slew of new Platinum certifications thanks to the ongoing success of singles found aboard her latest album, ‘thank u next,’ and more.

Pushing her closer to the top of the ‘most certified female artists of the digital age’ tally, Grande’s sales updates and recertifications saw her zoom by ‘Bad Guy’ beauty Billie Eilish to claim the #5 spot.

Look inside to find out what songs are responsible for the boost:

RIAA Update (June 15)

5x Platinum

  • ‘7 Rings’

3x Platinum

  • ‘Break Up With Your Girlfriend’

2x Platinum

  • ‘thank u, next’


  • ‘Boyfriend’
  • ‘NASA’
  • ‘Needy’
  • ‘Goodnight N Go’


Thanks to the updates above, Grande career stat stands at 52.5 million singles sold – a feat that makes her one of the most certified artists in history. 

Among females, she now sits at #5 and trails only Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga.

[Source:  RIAA]

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  1. Justme June 15, 2020

    Congratulations!!! I luv Ariana.. now let’s get down to it. This list is only for artist who have certified with RIAA. Britney spears and Beyoncé have not certified with them therefore to be this list is invalid. Just my opinion. Two of the biggest female artist who ruled the 2000s and 2010s still haven’t certified. This list isn’t right until they do it.

  2. Haterz+Gon‘+Hate June 15, 2020

    Congrats Ari 🥳 She found her lane and she’s still young so I think she’ll surpass Katy and Gaga eventually.

  3. Clarks0o0ñ June 15, 2020

    Havana outsold and outstreamed.

    • Pat June 15, 2020

      And ain’t had a hit since

      • Clarks0o0ñ June 15, 2020

        Senorita say hi

        Senorita also outsold and outstreamed all Ariana Grande songs.

    • You’ll Gag June 15, 2020

      But she’s not in this top 5 so that’s irrelevant

  4. IKNOWTHETRUTH June 15, 2020


    • Clarks0o0ñ June 15, 2020

      And normani?

  5. Dear Black People June 15, 2020

    WOW congratulations to Arianna Grande, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga.

    • Datred23 June 15, 2020

      You left out Rih ? Lol

      • Dear Black People June 15, 2020


  6. Meme June 15, 2020

    Shout out to Ri for being the only woman of color up in there.

  7. 1988 June 15, 2020

    Beautiful, talented Ariana. 🙂

  8. Theman June 16, 2020

    Streaming is bogus. It takes nothing to get a lot of certifications with streaming.

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