List of artists with the most Diamond awards !

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Eminem’s legendary single “Lose Yourself” has recently received diamond certification from RIAA, meaning the song has now officially sold 10 million copies in the United States so we decided to make a list of artists who own three or more diamond awards for their projects throughout their careers and it turns out that there are exactly ten artists (bands) who managed to achieve this accolade.

 

For those who doesn’t know what the diamond award means: The Diamond award is given to an album or a single which sold at least 10 million copies in the United States. For video longoforms and video boxsets 1 million copies equal to diamond award.

 

Check the legendary list below:

 

10. Adele

Diamond awards: 3

✪ “21” (Album) – 14 million sold.

✪ “25” (Album) – 11 million sold.

✪ “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” (Video Longform) – 1 million sold.

 

9. Elton John

Diamond Awards: 3

✪ “Greatest Hits” (Album) – 17 million sold.

✪ “Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight” (Single) – 11 million sold.

✪ “Elton John Dram Ticket” (Video Boxset) – 1.2 million sold.

 

8. Katy Perry

Diamond awards: 3

✪ “Firework” (Single) – 11 million sold.

✪ “Roar” (Single) – 10 million sold.

✪ “Dark Horse” (Single) – 10 million sold.

 

7. Michael Jackson

Diamond awards: 3

✪ “Thriller” (Album) – 33 million sold.

✪ “Bad” (Album) – 10 million sold.

✪ “Number Ones” (Video Longform) – 1.3 million sold.

 

6. Shania Twain

Diamond awards: 3

✪ “Come On Over” (Album) – 20 million sold.

✪ “The Woman In Me” (Album) – 12 million sold.

✪ “UP!” (Album) – 11 million sold.

 

5. Eagles

Diamond awards: 4

✪ “Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne” (Video Longform) – 30 million copies sold.

✪ “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)” (Album) – 29 million copies sold.

✪ “Hotel California” (Album) – 16 million sold.

✪ “Eagles Greatest Hits Vol. 2” – (Album) 11 million sold.

 

4. Eminem

Diamond awards: 5

✪ “Love The Way You Lie (ft. Rihanna)” (Single) – 12 million sold.

✪ “The Marshall Mathers LP” (Album) – 11 million sold.

✪ “The Eminem Show” (Album) – 10.8 million sold.

✪ “Not Afraid” (Single) – 10.5 million sold.

✪ “Lose Yourself” (Single) – 10 million sold.

 

3. Led Zeppelin

Diamond awards: 6

✪ “Led Zeppelin IV” (Album) – 23 million sold.

✪ “Physical Graffiti” (Album) – 16 million sold.

✪ “Led Zeppelin II” (Album) – 12 million sold.

✪ “Houses Of The Holy” (Album) – 11 million sold.

✪ “Led Zeppelin” (Album) – 10 million sold.

✪ “Led Zeppelin” (Video Longform) – 1.3 million sold.

 

2. The Beatles

Diamond awards: 7

✪ “The Beatles” (Album) – 19 million sold.

✪ “The Beatles 1967-1970” (Album) -17 million sold.

✪ “The Beatles 1962-1966” (Album) – 15 million sold.

✪ “Abbey Road” (Album) – 12 million sold.

✪ “1” (Album) – 11 million sold.

✪ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (Album) – 11 million sold.

✪ “DVD Anthology” (Video Boxset) – 1.3 million sold

 

1. Garth Brooks

Diamond awards: 7

✪ “Double Live” (Album) – 21 million sold.

✪ “No Fences” (Album) – 17 million sold.

✪ “Popin’ The Wind” (Album) – 14 million sold.

✪ “Sevens” (Album) – 10 million sold.

✪ “The Ultimate Hits” (Album) – 10 million sold.

✪ “The Hits” (Album) – 10 million sold.

✪ “Garth Brooks” (Album) – 10 million sold.

 

 

Unfortunately Pink Floyd didn’t make the list because they have 2 diamond awards but their album “The Wall” sold a massive 23 million copies !

 

All the information is taken from the official record company The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).