RIAA CERTIFICATION SURPRISE ON LON HELTON'S COUNTRY COUNTDOWN USA
NASHVILLE, TENN. (January 17, 2023) — MULTI-PLATINUM star Gabby Barrett has the top streaming song total to date by a female artist currently on the Country radio charts, as her Top 5 "Pick Me Up" single is PLATINUM. Radio host Lon Helton recently surprised Barrett with the official RIAA certification news while she co-hosted Country Countdown USA for the first time. Listen here.
"That's awesome. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have the best fanbase in the world," shared Barrett on-air. "Country music lovers are seriously just the most loyal fanbase I've ever seen in my life, so I'm very grateful to be a part of this format. I love this song, so I'm glad other people do too."
As found on the extended version of her acclaimed PLATINUM debut album, GOLDMINE (DELUXE) (Warner Music Nashville), Barrett's backroad ballad – penned by Barrett, Ross Copperman, and Jon Nite – has surpassed 225 MILLION global streams to date and is quickly approaching 5 MILLION views on the adjoining music video. With over 6.3 BILLION career airplay impressions and 2.5 BILLION global career streams to her credit, she continues to prove herself as an unstoppable force in the genre.
With new music promised this year, Barrett returns to the road to support select dates with Kane Brown this spring. Click here for a complete list of upcoming shows and ticketing information.
ABOUT GABBY BARRETT: Warner Music Nashville's MULTI-PLATINUM star Gabby Barrett is setting the trend in Country music. Surpassing 2.5 BILLION global career streams, Barrett's expanded version of her acclaimed debut, GOLDMINE (DELUXE), features Top 5, PLATINUM single "Pick Me Up." Breaking out with her top-streaming PLATINUM album, the wildly-praised collection launched her meteoric 7X PLATINUM "I Hope" – the most-streamed Country song of 2020; 4-week Hot AC #1 crossover "I Hope (feat. Charlie Puth)" – which earned the iHeartRadio Titanium Award for reaching over 1 BILLION radio spins; and 3X PLATINUM three-week #1 "The Good Ones." Ruling the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a record-breaking 27 weeks, "I Hope" was the first debut single by a solo female artist to top the Country radio charts since 2017 and made her the youngest artist with a #1 debut at Country radio in over two decades. Honored at Billboard Women in Music 2022 with the Rising Star Award presented by Honda, she also co-hosted the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards™. Adding even more elite wins to her goldmine of accolades from Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and CMT Music Awards, Barrett was recognized as one of the five 2021 CMT Artists of the Year. The MOST-NOMINATED Country music female at the 2021 American Music Awards, she earned Favorite Country Album (GOLDMINE) and Favorite Country Song ("The Good Ones"). In addition, she's among Country Radio Broadcasters' 2022 New Faces of Country Music; Billboard's Top New Country Artist of 2020; an Amazon Music Breakthrough artist; one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Music; and touted in Variety's 2020 Young Hollywood Impact Report. Co-host of the 12th annual holiday special, CMA Country Christmas, the powerhouse vocalist continues to prove herself as a dynamic entertainer touring with Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, and Kane Brown this spring.