Awards & Milestones

Dolly Parton Kicks Off 2022 With 47 New Gold and Platinum Certifications From Around the World

Published January 6, 2022 / Last Updated January 24, 2022
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Proving that seven decades into her unprecedented career new ground continues to be charted, Dolly Parton is presented with a staggering 47 new sales certifications from around the world to kick off the New Year. Already awarded a plaque from the RIAA in 2014 for over 100 million units sold worldwide, these new honors show continued engagement in Dolly’s extensive catalog.

“I’ve often said that my songs are like my children, and I expect them to support me later in my life. Well, it looks like they are doing just that!” proclaims Dolly. “I am so humbled to have been surprised with this incredible collection of certifications from around the world. I owe a big thank you to my fans, old and new, who continue to be there for me year after year. This is a wonderful way to kick off 2022!”

The new awards presented cover certifications from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Finland & Sweden.

“I’m so proud to represent the hottest entertainer in the business,” says Danny Nozell, Dolly’s longtime manager. “These international awards solidify the fact that Dolly is a global superstar icon that still keeps growing every year. Just when you thought her assets couldn’t get any bigger, she proves us wrong again!”

Complete List of New Certifications

  • 3 Billion Worldwide Streams – 2021
  • Ultimate Dolly Parton – album – 2021 – GOLD (US)
  • God Only Knows (with for King & Country) single – 2020 – PLATINUM (US)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – 2X PLATINUM (US)
  • Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – single – 2021 – 2X PLATINUM (US)
  • Here You Come Again – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (US)
  • 9to5 – single – 2021 – 2X PLATINUM (US)
  • I Will Always Love You – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (US)
  • When I Get Where I’m Going (with Brad Paisley) – single – 2015 – PLATINUM (US)
  • Jolene – single – 2017 – GOLD (UK)
  • 9to5 – single – 2021 – 2X PLATINUM (UK)
  • The Real Dolly Parton – album – 2018 – SILVER (UK)
  • Pure & Simple – album – 2018 – SILVER (UK)
  • Greatest Hits – album – 2021 – SILVER (UK)
  • I Will Always Love You – single – 2020 – SILVER (UK)
  • The Very Best Of – album – 2020 – 2X PLATINUM (UK)
  • Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – single – 2019 – PLATINUM (UK)
  • When I Get Where I’m Going (with Brad Paisley) – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (Canada)
  • 9to5 – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Canada)
  • Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Canada)
  • When I Get Where I’m Going (with Brad Paisley) – single – 2019 – GOLD (Australia)
  • Ultimate Dolly Parton – album – 2021 – PLATINUM (Australia)
  • Legendary Dolly Parton – album – 2021 – PLATINUM (Australia)
  • The Ultimate Collection – album – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • The Best of Dolly Parton – album – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • Greatest Hits – album – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • The Very Best of Dolly Parton – album – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • 18 Greatest Hits – album – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Australia)
  •  9to5 – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Australia)
  • Here You Come Again – single – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • I Will Always Love You – single – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • Coat Of Many Colors – single – 2021 – GOLD (Australia)
  • Queen Of Country – album – 2016 – GOLD (Denmark)
  • Greatest Hits – album – 2016 – PLATINUM (Denmark)
  • The Very Best Of – album – 2016 – PLATINUM (Denmark)
  • 9to5 – single – 2019 – GOLD (Denmark)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (Denmark)
  • Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – single – 2021 – GOLD (Denmark)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (Norway)
  • 9to5 – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (Norway)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – GOLD (Finland)
  • I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston; Dolly Parton, writer) – single – 2021 – GOLD (Finland)
  • Jolene – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Sweden)
  • 9to5 – single – 2021 – 3X PLATINUM (Sweden)
  • I Will Always Love You – single – 2021 – GOLD (Sweden)
  • Islands In The Stream (with Kenny Rogers) – single – 2021 – PLATINUM (Sweden)
Team DollyDolly Parton Kicks Off 2022 With 47 New Gold and Platinum Certifications From Around the World

RIAA Certifies Multiple Dolly Parton Singles

Published January 18, 2018 / Last Updated January 18, 2018

Dolly Parton’s biggest RCA hits continue to sell and stream in digital age as RIAA certifies multiple singles

Dolly Parton was recently surprised with the news of four Recording Industry Association certification awards upgrades.

She was presented with plaques in recognition of the RIAA Gold certification of her recording of “I Will Always Love You” (RCA) with over 500,000 digital sales and streams, Gold certification of “Jolene” (RCA) with over 500,000 digital sales and streams and Platinum certification of “9 To 5” (RCA) which has amassed over one million digital sales and streams. Of special note, the song “9 To 5,” written by Dolly, has taken on heightened awareness as the music bed to a new “Northwestern Mutual” national television commercial.

“What a fantastic way to start off a new year,” says an enthusiastic Dolly, “By being honored by the Emmys, RIAA and Guinness World Records folks! I am so flattered and proud!”

As the sole songwriter of “I Will Always Love You,” as recorded by Whitney Houston on “The Bodyguard” film soundtrack (Legacy/Arista), Dolly received a fourth plaque commemorating Triple-Platinum certification for over three million digital sales and streams of the smash hit.

Pictured here as Dolly Parton was surprised with a Whitney Houston “I Will Always Love You” RIAA 3 Times Platinum plaque (left to right) are: Danny Nozell, CTK Management; Parton; and John Zarling, EVP, Marketing & New Business. Photo credit: John Shearer

Pictured at top as Dolly Parton was surprised with 3 RIAA certification plaques (left to right) are: Greg Linn, SVP, Marketing & Content, Legacy Recordings/Sony Music; Parton; John Jackson, SVP, A&R, Legacy Recordings/Sony Music; and John Zarling, EVP, Marketing & New Business, Sony Music Nashville.

Photo credit: John Shearer

Dolly’s latest project “I Believe In You,” her first-ever children’s album, released last fall on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville. All 14 tracks on the new album were written and performed by Dolly Parton for kids and those young at heart. “I Believe In You” Available Here

Michael MartinRIAA Certifies Multiple Dolly Parton Singles