Riley Clemmons Earns First RIAA Gold Certification For 'Fighting For Me'

Oct 01 2023

Capitol CMG presented multi-talented artist and one of People Magazine’s Emerging Artists Riley Clemmons with a plaque recognizing the Gold certification of her single, “Fighting For Me,” alongside co-writers Jordan Sapp and Ethan Hulse and producer Jordan Sapp at an intimate album release party. This milestone marks a first for Riley, who has amassed over half a billion global streams and 85 million YouTube views since the beginning of her career. “Fighting For Me” was released as the lead single for Riley’s sophomore album, Godsend, and quickly became her top performing song with over 160 million worldwide streams.


“Truly, I’m just so excited and completely overwhelmed with gratitude,” shares Riley. ““Fighting For Me” was written from such a deeply personal place, so watching it resonate with so many people has been surreal. My entire team surprised me with the Gold Record plaque, and I cried like a baby. It was such a special moment. I’m so grateful for every single person on the team that worked to make this milestone possible.”

Last week, Riley released her long awaited third album, Church Pew, to great critical acclaim. The 11 songs on the album tackle topics of self-discovery, heartbreaking loss, grief, and ultimately triumphant joy and share a full picture of who Riley has become since releasing her first album in 2018. Out of the gate, Church Pew has made waves across all streaming platforms with inclusion on major playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday, Apple Music’s Today’s Christian, Amazon Music’s Divine Sound, and a Pandora Takeover. Additionally, YouTube selected Riley for their coveted billboard in Nashville in honor of the release.

Riley Clemmons is a rising artist from Nashville, TN who has accumulated over half a billion global streams and 85 million YouTube video views since the beginning of her career. After spending years refining her craft in writers’ rooms, Riley sky-rocketed onto the scene with her 2017 Capitol CMG debut single “Broken Prayers,” which has generated over 56 million global streams since its release. Her 2018 self-titled album debut quickly entered the Billboard Heatseekers chart, debuting at No. 13 and resulting in a New Artist Of the Year nomination and coveted performance spot at the 50th GMA Dove Awards. Riley released her much-anticipated sophomore, Godsend, in 2021 which cemented her place as an artist to watch with accolades from Rolling Stone and People Magazine as well as performances the TODAY Show, FOX & Friends, and debut at the Grand Ole Opry. The Gold Certified lead single, “Fighting for Me,” became her top performing song with 160 million worldwide streams and “For The Good” has received over 40 million global streams to date. In 2021, Riley was nominated as Female Artist of the Year at the 9th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards making her the youngest nominee in the show’s history and Billboard named her one of the top Christian Artists for the year ending 2022. An accomplished composer, performer, producer, and recording artist, Riley draws inspiration from her life and faith, pulling from musical influences ranging from her hometown of Nashville to classic southern gospel, creating music that is as inspiring as it is honest.

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