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Francesca Battistelli received a RIAA Gold certificate for her debut album My Paper Heart.

Battistelli’s debut on Word Entertainment released in 2008 and featured her number one single “Free to Be Me,” as well as Top 10 hit songs “Beautiful, Beautiful,” “It’s Your Life,” and “I’m Letting Go.” WATCH HERE Francesca Battistelli – Free To Be Me [Music Video]

According to, Francesca Battistelliwas surprised with the honor prior to her performance at Disney’s “Night of Joy,” when Rod Riley and Josh Bailey of Word Entertainment presented her with the RIAA Gold certificate.

Francesca Battistelli comments a magical evening at Magic Kingdom with excitement, “I was in total shock. I had no idea this was coming. This has been a dream of mine and to have this happen at Disney World in front of my wonderful fans, my family and my record company…It truly couldn’t have been more magical. I feel so incredibly blessed and will remember this night forever!”

Battistelli is currently on her first headlining tour ‘The Hundred More Years.’ READ HERE Francesca Battistelli to Depart on her first headlining Tour ‘The Hundred More Years’ Tomorrow, September 20

Battistelli is also readying to release her first Christmas album titled Christmas, on October 16, 2012. READ HERE Francesca Battistelli first ‘Christmas’ Album to Release October 16

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