Matthew West Surprised with RIAA Platinum Certification of “The Motions”

Nashville, Tenn. – On December 12, Capitol Christian Music Group surprised Matthew West with an RIAA certified platinum (1 million single sales) plaque commemorating his landmark song, “The Motions.”

No. 1 at Christian airplay for eight weeks with over 170 million global streams, the hit single marks West’s first career RIAA certified platinum single.

This milestone is the latest in West’s career.  As a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, West is also the recipient of multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year awards, a Dove Award recipient and was awarded an American Music Award (2013). West has won a Billboard Music Award (Top Christian Artist, 2014) and was named Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year (2016). A recent recipient of the Rich Mullins Impact Award, West also received a Primetime Emmy® Award nomination for Original Music & Lyrics for “The Heart of Christmas” from the film of the same name.

West is currently headlining Compassion LIVE’s first ever “The Roadshow Christmas Tour,” followed by “The Roadshow Tour” 2019. Throughout February and March, West will be accompanied on “The Roadshow Tour” 2019 by Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher and Leanna Crawford with worship from special guest, Michael W. Smith.

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