P!nk, Mumford And More Go Gold
November 8, 2012

Mumford & Sons
Three fall album releases were certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in just one month this October. Dave Matthews Band's Away From The World, Mumford & Sons' Babel and P!nk's first record in four years, The Truth About Love, each sold more than 500,000 copies in October to earn Gold awards. Mumford & Sons also received their first double-Platinum download certification for "Little Lion Man" surpassing two million downloads sold in the United States, and their third Gold single award for their new track, "I Will Wait."

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" was certified 2x multi-Platinum in October, marking her sixth career double-Platinum song award. Justin Bieber's "As Long As You Love Me," "Otis" by Jay-Z and Kanye West, and "Blown Away" by Carrie Underwood all were certified Platinum in October to denote more than one million downloads sold. First-time digital song certifications also went to Australian pop singer Havana Brown, who earned both Gold and Platinum honors for selling more than one million downloads of "We Run the Night." First Golds were awarded to North Carolina rapper Driicky Graham for "Snapbacks & Tattoos," Las Vegas indie band Imagine Dragons for "It's Time," No-Cal singer Kreayshawn for "Gucci Gucci" and NYC rapper French Montana for "Pop That."

Also in October, t
he RIAA awarded Madonna with her 20th career Gold album award for MDNA, and The Black Keys earned their second Platinum album award for El Camino.

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