7. Panic! At The Disco
Panic! At The Disco got a major callback from their 2013 single, “This Is Gospel,” which went multi-platinum Dec. 12 five years after its initial release. The track is a Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! era staple, and the band are still honoring that in their sets.
With the longest list of December awards by far, Kesha had various singles and albums from her career gain RIAA achievements in December. Taken from 2017’s Rainbow, “Praying” and “Woman” hit multi-platinum and gold respectively.
9. 5 Seconds Of Summer
Two singles off 5 Seconds Of Summer’s latest album made a splash in a big way Dec. 12, with “Youngblood” going multi-platinum and “Want You Back” going gold. “Youngblood” also powered its way into the number one spot on the Billboard 200 in June, putting the cherry on top of a great year for the band.
10. Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino stirred the pot with his music video for “This Is America,” chock full of hidden messages on the rapper/comedian/actor’s views on the social and political climate of the United States. Apart from the video making for some great memes (and the controversy that went along with them), the song itself was a success in its own right, going multi-platinum along with 2016’s “Redbone” selling another million copies.
11. Walk The Moon
Walk The Moon got some recognition for their 2014 album, Talking Is Hard, which went platinum in December and peaked at number four on the Billboard 100 following its release.
12. Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish solidified herself as a top up-and-coming pop artist, blessing us with three gold singles. “When the party’s over,” “COPYCAT” and “my boy” should give hope for much more to come from the 17 year old.