The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has announced the top songwriters for Q2 2020, including the top songwriter for the period.
During April, May and June of 2020, 771 songwriters were certified Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum.
J. Cole (pictured) was the top overall songwriter with 21 certifications. He is published by Universal Music Publishing Group.
In partnership with the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program, NMPA finds and certifies the songwriters and publishers of RIAA-certified singles.
RIAA counts both sales and on-demand streams towards its Gold (500,000), Platinum (1 million) and Multi-Platinum (2m+) thresholds.
Thousands of songwriters have been recognized since NMPA’s program began in 2007
The full list of songwriters and publishers honored can be found here.
Lil Baby, who is also published by UMPG, was the top songwriter in Q1, overall with 22 certifications.
“The latest spring and summer certifications again show the dominance of the hip hop genre with the top honor going to the incredibly talented J. Cole.”
David Israelite, NMPA
NMPA President & CEO David Israelite said: “The latest spring and summer certifications again show the dominance of the hip hop genre with the top honor going to the incredibly talented J. Cole.
“He was followed closely by Future with 19 certifications. J. Cole is a songwriter and artist who continues to strike gold and platinum with solo hits and massively successful collaborations, and we are thrilled to congratulate him for leading this quarter.”
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