HITS Daily Double
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MCA Nashville’s Parker McCollum was presented with another gold record for "Handle On You,” his fastest growing single to date with more than 120m global streams. The song—his third to cross 500k—is also Top 5 at country radio and climbing. McCollum was presented with a plaque by UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe and the RIAA's Jackie Jones on Tuesday (3/28) to commemorate McCollum’s latest milestone.

“Parker McCollum is a redefining, culture shaping artist,” Mabe said. “At a time when star power is being undervalued and streaming metrics are crowned king, Parker proves that you can have, and be, both. Parker is a very important artist for the future of country music and we are beyond blessed that he is helping define our next era of country music at Universal Music Group Nashville.”

Jones added, “The RIAA is excited to share in this incredible accomplishment with Parker, his team and everyone at UMG Nashville. RIAA certifications are earned solely based on what the fans are choosing to listen to. Seeing this song get certified so quickly is a true testament to the impact Parker has on his fans.”

McCollum will make his debut on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (3/30) where he’ll perform "Handle On You." The track serves as the lead single from his forthcoming album Never Enough, out 5/12. Pre-order the album here.

Seen in the photo above wishing they had a handle of their own to erase any memory of HITS are (l-r) Enzo DeVincenzo (Red Light Management), Jackie Jones (SVP, Artist & Industry Relations, RIAA), McCollum, Mabe and Nick Rhodes (Red Light).