Chris Young, Kane Brown’s ‘Famous Friends’ certified 2x Platinum

Brown was surprised with a plaque

Chris Young took some time to celebrate this week as his award-winning collaboration “Famous Friends” with Kane Brown scored 2x Platinum status by the RIAA. Young’s co-writers Corey Crowder and Cary Barlowe joined for the celebration, where Young was also surprised with a platinum plaque for his song, “Drowning,” which was co-written by Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge.

“Famous Friends” and “Drowning” can be found on his recently released Famous Friends (Deluxe Edition). Young’s newest single, “At The End Of A Bar” with Mitchell Tenpenny, is approaching Top 5 on the country radio charts this week, adding to the celebration.

“Any day I get to celebrate big milestones with my co-writers and friends is a good day,” says Young. “I’m really proud of how hard everyone has worked on this entire project and excited about playing all of the new music live and the rest of 2022.”

With more than five billion streams across his catalog worldwide, which includes 12 No. 1 singles to date, the RCA Records Nashville artist has earned an impressive 24 total career multi-Platinum/Platinum/Gold certifications by the RIAA.

The recognition comes following the summer release of Famous Friends (Deluxe Edition). In addition to the award-winning, multi-week No. 1 “Famous Friends” with Kane Brown and his Top 5 and rising single “At The End of a Bar,” with Mitchell Tenpenny, the project features six new sides. New collaborations include “Music Note” with Jimmie Allen and “Everybody Needs A Song” with Old Dominion. Two new solo songs – “If I Knew What Was Good For Me” and “Like A Slow Song” — as well as acoustic versions of fan favorites “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think of You” with Cassadee Pope round out the 20 sides on the new release, all produced or co-produced by the country star.

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