Last Thursday, Capitol CMG presented multi-talented artist and one of People Magazine’s Emerging Artists Riley Clemmons with a plaque recognizing the Gold certification of her single, “Fighting For Me,” alongside co-writers Jordan Sapp and Ethan Hulse and producer Jordan Sapp at an intimate album release party. This milestone marks a first for Riley, who has amassed over half a billion global streams and 85 million YouTube views since the beginning of her career. “Fighting For Me” was released as the lead single for Riley’s sophomore album, Godsend, and quickly became her top performing song with over 160 million worldwide streams.
“Truly, I’m just so excited and completely overwhelmed with gratitude,” shares Riley. ““Fighting For Me” was written from such a deeply personal place, so watching it resonate with so many people has been surreal. My entire team surprised me with the Gold Record plaque, and I cried like a baby. It was such a special moment. I’m so grateful for every single person on the team that worked to make this milestone possible.”
Last week, Riley released her long awaited third album, Church Pew, to great critical acclaim. The 11 songs on the album tackle topics of self-discovery, heartbreaking loss, grief, and ultimately triumphant joy and share a full picture of who Riley has become since releasing her first album in 2018. Out of the gate, Church Pew has made waves across all streaming platforms with inclusion on major playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday, Apple Music’s Today’s Christian, Amazon Music’s Divine Sound, and a Pandora Takeover. Additionally, YouTube selected Riley for their coveted billboard in Nashville in honor of the release. Church Pew is now available.
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