Months before the release of her new studio album, Lady GaGa has been named as the first recipient of the Recording Industry Association of America‘s ‘Digital Diamond Award’ for sales and streams garnered by her 2009 hit ‘Bad Romance.‘
Presented to her at her Washington, D.C. Verizon Centre showing of her ‘artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball‘ tour, the award can be seen in the snap above, placed between GaGa and the RIAA‘s Director of Communications and Gold & Platinum Program, Liz Kennedy!
On the award, Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA shared:
“With this award, Lady Gaga joins a prestigious and exclusive list of Gold and Platinum luminaries. ‘Bad Romance’ is one of the most popular and iconic songs of the last decade. We are honored to present Lady Gaga with a Diamond Award in recognition of ‘Bad Romance’ surpassing the ten million mark, and to congratulate her as the first female artist in Gold & Platinum Program history to earn a Digital Diamond Award.”
Adding to this, the RIAA’s accompanying release explains:
“Gaga is currently playing to sold out crowds across the country on her artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball tour in support of her top-selling album “ARTPOP” whose newest video for the single “G.U.Y.” is about to cross 50 million worldwide views.In addition to her Diamond song honor, Lady Gaga’s digital single certifications now surpass the 28.5 million threshold, counting downloads and streams and spanning seven songs. Gaga’s RIAA album awards represent more than six million albums sold in the United States.”