Whether scribbled in history books for some awesomely good or awesomely bad reasons, 2016 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments.
Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree maybe even shaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it now.
First up? Adele makes history as the 7th woman to earn two diamond certifications over the course of her career…
Reported: September 2016
It’s already well known that her latest album, ’25,’ not only set the record for highest first week sales of any album in history, but is also sitting as the best selling album of 2015 and 2016 (to date). Since then, those mega-sales have combined and gifted the songstress with her latest diamond album.
According to the RIAA, ’25’ has been certified diamond in recognition of 10 million units shifted since its November 2015 debut. It follows the achievement of its predecessor, 2011’s ’21,’ which also shifted over 10 million units.
With the historic accomplishment the Grammy-winning singer said ‘Hello’ to access to an elite group of female artists including powerhouse singers Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, and Mariah Carey as well as praised pop performers Shania Twain, Madonna, and Britney Spears.
Add to this, as of time reported, Addy is also the only artist to go diamond even once with an album released this decade.