Artists wait a lifetime to receive word that their works of passion have earned them coveted RIAA certifications. Being presented with one plaque is a dream come true for those who have worked tirelessly to develop a fruitful career doing what they love.
Then there is Hunter Hayes. In true Hunter fashion, he takes the dream, raises the bar a few notches, and conquers it in the way only a bonafide music prodigy can.
In one day, Hunter received three — yes, three — RIAA certifications. The RIAA revealed Wednesday, March 4th that Hunter’s Number 1 hit “I Want Crazy” has reached double Platinum, selling more than two million copies since its release. He was also awarded Gold certifications for 500,000 copies sold of “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” and “Invisible,” after receiving a 2015 Grammy nomination for the latter.
Hunter found the words to describe his feelings regarding his recent honors:
As a musician, you always hope your songs connect, whether it’s with one person or 100 people or even thousands. To know that this many people went out and bought these songs and are playing my music – it’s the best feeling in the world. It means we’re in this together, and I’m so grateful for that.
Hunter will continue to reach fans and touch people’s lives with his music, as he is currently in the studio working on an upcoming release. He is also preparing for five international shows in March, after which he will join Lady Antebellum and Sam Hunt on the Wheels Up Tour 2015 beginning May 1st in Lubbock, Texas.
Congratulations to Hunter Hayes on his latest feat. He said he wanted crazy, and, well, it appears he got it in the form of an influx of RIAA plaques. It doesn’t get much more crazy beautiful than that.