The past ten years of music officially belong to pop superstar Beyonce. The Recording Industry Association of America released its compilation list of gold and platinum certifications from 2000 to 2009 on Wednesday, and Beyonce leads all artists with 64. The singer’s awards include albums, digital songs, music videos and master ringtones. The “Sweet Dreams” vocalist also leads all artists in master ringtone certifications with 19. Michael Jackson made a big impression on the past decade in music as well, leading all male artists with 44 certifications. Kanye West’s 19 certifications in the digital songs category places him ahead of all male acts, while Flo Rida’s “Low” was the decade’s highest-certified digital track at quintuple platinum. Lil Wayne also had a big decade, as his single “Lollipop” was the highest certified master ringtone going five-times platinum.
RIAA chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol remarks, quote, “We’ve seen a decade of major music milestones and extraordinary artist achievements as part of our historic Gold and Platinum program. The names, songs and albums on our list are the decade’s best and are etched in our music DNA.”