Katy Perry Named RIAA's All-Time Top Digital Artist

7:00 AM PST 06/27/2014 by Chris Payne, Billboard
Daniel Swartz, Revamp.com
From left: Capitol Music Group evp Greg Thompson, RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman, Katy Perry

The singer has sold over 72 million digital singles to date.

On June 25, the Recording Industry Association of America named Katy Perry its highest-selling digital act in the history of Gold and Platinum awards in a ceremony at Washington, D.C.'s Verizon Center.

Perry currently boasts 72 million digital-single sales to her name, counting downloads and on-demand streams. She is the first artist to surpass 70 million and is currently 20 million ahead of any other artist. Her catalog contains 18 Gold, 16 Platinum and 56 multi-Platinum digital single awards.

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Her 2008 album, One of the Boys, was certified Platinum and her 2010 follow-up, Teenage Dream, has been certified double-Platinum.

"Katy Perry is a force to be reckoned with in music,” RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman said. "She embodies all that makes a true global superstar: the musical talent, the extraordinary drive and genuine charisma, and an intrinsic connection with her fans."

Perry is currently touring the world behind her 2013 album Prism. Next up, she hits Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on June 27.

This article first appeared on Billboard.com.

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