Kane Brown Joins the Ranks of Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift With New RIAA Certifications

2020 is off to an incredible start for Kane Brown. Not only did the superstar just launch his first international…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 3, 2020


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Kane Brown; Photo by Alex Alvga

2020 is off to an incredible start for Kane Brown. Not only did the superstar just launch his first international headlining tour with a sold-out show in Dublin, Ireland, but he also got the news that his chart-topping singles, “What Ifs” and Heaven,” were certified 5X platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

With his new certifications, Brown becomes one of only five artists with multiple 5X Platinum RIAA Country Single Certifications, joining the likes of Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt.

Brown teased the news late last week when he took to social media to thank his fans for their longtime support.

“Today I found out that ‘Heaven’ and ‘What Ifs’ are 5 times platinum,” the reigning AMA Favorite Male Country Artist shared on Twitter.

He then expressed a heartfelt message to his dedicated fans writing, “Never in a million years would I have ever thought that would happen! I love you guys to death.”

Kane Brown’s Worldwide Beautiful Tour continues later this week with stops in London (2/4), Amsterdam (2/5), Paris (2/6) and Berlin (2/8). The “Homesick” singer will then return to the U.S. for the North American leg of the tour, which kicks off February 29 in Atlantic City.

Fans can visit Brown’s official website for ticket information.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.