Since the advent of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certification system in 1958, a select few albums and singles have achieved the prestigious Diamond certification, which is awarded to any album or single that has sold more than 10 million copies. This list of Diamond certified albums and singles includes some of the most iconic and popular albums and singles of all time.

One of the earliest albums to achieve Diamond certification was Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller. Thriller was a massive success, selling more than 65 million copies worldwide and producing seven top 10 singles. It was the first album to have seven of its singles reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and it won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards.

The Eagles’ 1976 album Hotel California was the second album to achieve Diamond certification. The album sold more than 32 million copies worldwide and spawned the hit singles “New Kid in Town” and “Hotel California.” It was the band’s most successful album and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998.

The third album to achieve Diamond certification was AC/DC’s 1980 album Back in Black. The album sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and spawned the hit singles “You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Hells Bells.” It was the band’s first album to feature vocalist Brian Johnson and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003.

The fourth album to achieve Diamond certification was Led Zeppelin’s 1971 album Led Zeppelin IV. The album sold more than 37 million copies worldwide and spawned the hit singles “Stairway to Heaven” and “Rock and Roll.” It was the band’s most successful album and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004.

Other albums and singles to achieve Diamond certification include Madonna’s 1984 album Like a Virgin, Pink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side of the Moon, and Whitney Houston’s 1992 single “I Will Always Love You.” These albums and singles have become some of the most iconic and popular albums and singles of all time, and their Diamond certification is a testament to their lasting legacy.

Influencer Magazine UK
Pora News