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RIAA's Top Certified Female Songs by year of release (1980-2021)


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Let's see how the singles market have changed in the last 4 decades, these are the Top certified female songs based on the year they were released as official singles:

(Remember that there are a lot of undercertified artists by the RIAA)

 

 

1980: Dolly Parton, "9 to 5":  2x Platinum

1981: Diana Ross/Lionel Richie, "Endless Love";  Olivia Newton-John – Physical;  Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, "I Love Rock 'n Roll":  Platinum*

1982: Toni Basil, "Mickey":  Platinum*

1983: Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers, "Islands In the Stream":  2x Platinum 

1984: Deniece Williams, "Let's Hear It for the Boy":  Platinum

1985: Whitney Houston, "How Will I Know"  2x Platinum

1986: Whitney Houston, "Greatest Love of All";  Cyndi Lauper, "True Colors":  Platinum

1987: Whitney Houston, "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"  6x Platinum

1988: Paula Abdul, "Straight Up"  Platinum

1989: Bette Midler, "Wind Beneath My Wings";  Madonna, "Like a Prayer";  Janet Jackson, "Miss You Much";  Salt-N-Pepa, "Expression":  Platinum

 

 

1990: Madonna, "Vogue"  2x Platinum

1991: Whitney Houston, "The Star Spangled Banner";  Mariah Carey, "Emotions":  Platinum

1992: Whitney Houston, "I Will Always Love You"  10x Platinum

1993: SWV, "Weak":  3x Platinum

1994: Mariah Carey, "All I Want for Christmas Is You"  10x Platinum

1995: Mariah Carey, "Fantasy":  5x Platinum

1996: Mariah Carey, "Always Be My Baby":  5x Platinum

1997: LeAnn Rimes, "How Do I Live";  Faith Evans, "I'll Be Missing You":  3x Platinum

1998: Brandy and Monica, "The Boy Is Mine";  Shania Twain, "You're Still the One";  The Chicks, "Wide Open Spaces":  2x Platinum

1999: TLC, "No Scrubs"  5x Platinum

 

2000: Destiny's Child, "Say My Name" 3x Platinum

2001: Alicia Keys, "Fallin'"  3x Platinum

2002: Avril Lavigne, "Complicated":  3x Platinum

2003: Beyoncé, "Crazy In Love":  6x Platinum

2004: Alicia Keys, "If I Ain't Got You"  5x Platinum

2005: Mariah Carey, "We Belong Together" 6x Platinum

2006: Carrie Underwood, "Before He Cheats"; Nelly Furtado, "Promiscuous":  7x Platinum

2007: Rihanna, "Umbrella"; Alicia Keys, "No One"  8x Platinum

2008: Lady Gaga, "Poker Face"  10x Platinum

2009: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance"  11x Platinum

 

2010: Katy Perry, "Firework"  12x Platinum

2011: Nicki Minaj, "Super Bass"  10x Platinum

2012: Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"  10x Platinum

2013: Katy Perry, "Dark Horse"  11x Platinum

2014: Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass";  Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off":  10x Platinum

2015: Adele, "Hello";  Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do":  7x Platinum

2016: Sia, "Cheap Thrills";  Rihanna, "Work":  8x Platinum

2017: Bebe Rexha, "Meant to Be"  11x Platinum

2018: Cardi B, "I Like It"  10x Platinum

2019: Billie Eilish, "Bad Guy";  Gabby Barrett, "I Hope"  6x Platinum

 

2020: Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion, "WAP"  7x Platinum

2021: Olivia Rodrigo, "drivers license"  5x Platinum

 

Imagine how would look some of these years if some artists updated all their certifications...:chick2:

 

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The way almost every song of the 2010s is Diamond or super close. 

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Of the older divas Dolly Parton, Whitney and Mariah recently updated some of their certifications

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Whitney currently leading the pact with six we love to see it :clap3:

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24 minutes ago, Green said:

2013: Katy Perry, "Dark Horse"  11x Platinum

Damn, had this been sent to radios three weeks later Katy would've gotten 2013 AND 2014 :jonny5:

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Mariah eating up the 90s :rip: 

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They desperately need to update some of Mariah’s like WBT that’s been stuck at 4x platinum.

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when Warner decides to update Madonna's certs, it should change this list a bit

 

when RCA decides to update Doja's certs and she ties Olivia with KMM

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1 hour ago, Green said:

2010: Katy Perry, "Firework"  12x Platinum

2013: Katy Perry, "Dark Horse"  11x Platinum

 

 

23x platinum just from 2 songs :jonny5:

 

and the fact that Dark Horse is 16x & Firework 13x platinum eligible :jonny5: :jonny5:

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2003: Shania Twain, "Forever and for Always";  Martina McBride, "This One's for the Girls":  Platinum

 

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35 minutes ago, satellites.™ said:

2003: Shania Twain, "Forever and for Always";  Martina McBride, "This One's for the Girls":  Platinum

 

 

Tell the 2003 girls to certify their music  :skull:

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11 minutes ago, Green said:

 

Tell the 2003 girls to certify their music  :skull:

OMG, these girls r so lazy. I just checked. :deadbanana:

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2 hours ago, Green said:

2015: Adele, "Hello";  Ellie Goulding, "Love Me Like You Do":  7x Platinum

Let's go Ellie! :eek: I'm sure Hello is just outdated but I'm still surprised LMLYD isn't Diamond with how high its streaming is.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Updated 1995 and 1996 with the new certifications of Fantasy and Always Be My Baby

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Britney would share with TLC in 1999

britney would either take 2003 or 2004 with Toxic.

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Why hasn’t IWALY gone diamond if it’s at 10x plat?

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britney could be reigning 1998 and 2004 if RCA updated her certifications

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@GreenFaith Evans I'll be missing you is missing for 1997. It's 3x platinum 

 

They need to update it. The fact that it went Triple platinum in 2 months in the 90's :jonny4:

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17 hours ago, slw84 said:

Britney would share with TLC in 1999

britney would either take 2003 or 2004 with Toxic.

Britney should have 1998 with BOMT (4x Platinum, or it could be 5x/6x if they use the old methodology). 
 

She also should have 2000 (OIDIA is 3x eligible and almost 4x Platinum - it would be 5x eligible if they use the old methodology).

 

2004 belongs to Toxic - the song is 6x Platinum and will be 7x before the end of the year. It would be 8x Platinum under the old methodology.

 

Now we just need her comeback to snatch 2022 :eli: 

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44 minutes ago, Eternium said:

Britney should have 1998 with BOMT (4x Platinum, or it could be 5x/6x if they use the old methodology). 
 

She also should have 2000 (OIDIA is 3x eligible and almost 4x Platinum - it would be 5x eligible if they use the old methodology).

 

2004 belongs to Toxic - the song is 6x Platinum and will be 7x before the end of the year. It would be 8x Platinum under the old methodology.

 

Now we just need her comeback to snatch 2022 :eli: 

:gaycatney3:

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  • 2 months later...

Updated 2002 with Avril Lavigne, "Complicated":  3x Platinum

 

and 2007 with Rihanna, "Umbrella"  8x Platinum

 

Also for 1998 it was added The Chicks, "Wide Open Spaces":  2x Platinum

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  • 2 months later...

Updated 2003 with Beyoncé, "Crazy In Love":  6x Platinum

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It’s a kii seeing these updates and STILL no new Britney certs :lmao: 

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  • 1 month later...

Updated:

1993: SWV - Weak: 3x Platinum

2006: Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous 7x Platinum

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