Florida Georgia Line have just accomplished something that no other country act has ever done before! For the first time in 62 years of RIAA Gold and Platinum history, they earned two Diamond Single Awards with “Cruise” and “Meant to Be.”
“Cruise” which is a RIAA 11X PLATINUM single and “Meant to Be” feat. Bebe Rexha a RIAA 10X PLATINUM single, were both officially certified Diamond singles, with “Meant To Be” being only one of six songs in the past four years to achieve RIAA Diamond status. Only 43 singles have reached Diamond status in RIAA Gold and Platinum history. Since they appeared on the country scene in 2012, FGL’s total digital single awards is at 54 MILLION.
FGL’s Brian Kelley reacted to the news about the awards “Thank you guys for the recognition and this ride has been a dream come true. It’s pretty crazy hearing the numbers. It’s pretty wild to think about it in that time span. Just super grateful.”
FGL’s Tyler Hubbard was also surprised by the honor “It is surreal and it is nice to take a second to let that sink in, and honestly we’re so thankful. It’s awesome to know it’s connecting. When I hear those numbers that’s what I hear, and I just think that’s something that we can all be proud of. Thank y’all for being a part of this team. We’re humbled by it, we’re really extremely motivated, we’re all in a great headspace, and we’re feeling really creative and all this does is inspire us even more.”
While “Cruise” and “Meant To Be” were the big award winners, Florida Georgia Line was informed of seven more milestone certifications for their music, that include Can’t Say I Ain’t Country (RIAA GOLD album), “Simple” (RIAA 2X PLATINUM single), “Blessings” (RIAA GOLD single), “Talk You Out of It” (RIAA 2X PLATINUM single), “H.O.L.Y.” (RIAA 6X PLATINUM single), “This Is How We Roll” (RIAA 6X PLATINUM single), and “I Love My Country” (RIAA GOLD single).
Check out the music video for “Cruise” from Florida Georgia Line right here…
photo credit: John Shearer