RIAA: Katy Perry Becomes First Artist in History To Have 3 Diamond Singles

Published: Thursday 22nd Jun 2017 by Rashad

“Only 14 songs have earned Diamond status to date, and Katy Perry owns three of them — what a remarkable achievement and testament to a groundbreaking artist,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the RIAA.

The statement above came just after news broke the Grammy-nominated singer, who is currently enjoying the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 with her latest album, ‘Witness’ – witnessed her name etched in history books for becoming the first artist ever to have three diamond singles.  That is, three singles that have respectively sold or streamed 10 million or more units.

To make the feat all the more impressive, the songs – ‘Firework’ (2010), ‘Dark Horse’ (2013), and now ‘Roar’ (2013) – were all released before the RIAA began incorporating streaming data into its certification calculations in early 2016.

The ‘Bon Appetit’ singer was previously tied with former rival Lady Gaga (“Bad Romance” and “Poker Face” ) and rapper Eminem (“Not Afraid” and “Love The Way You Lie”) who both – as of time reported – have two Diamond Song Awards each.

Congratulations to Katy!

The report comes as yet another milestone for the singer’s otherwise interesting 2017.

Her new album, ‘Witness,’ may be her first major label project to be released without a #1 single on the Hot 100 preceding it, but with over 187,000 sold its first week it has the best opening numbers of any female album released this year.

How did Katy respond to the news?  See below:

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  1. GAvin Gavalli June 22, 2017

    Mariah, Janet and Whitney had 3 consecutive diamond albums ! But. Congrats Katy

    • Caleb June 22, 2017

      I love Janet but when did her albums get certified diamond?

      • GAVIN GAVALLI June 22, 2017

        OK so you’re sleep….Rhythm Nation was a diamond album and the Janet was 17x platinum ….Toni Braxton is in there too I just didn’t feel like typing her name. feel free to look it up

    • Caleb June 22, 2017

      Mariah has 2 diamond plaques.

    • Caleb June 22, 2017

      Gavin I did look it up. Those albums have yet to be certified diamond, though Rythm Nation should’ve been. Toni Braxton has 2 albums that are 8xPlatinum. “The HEAt” is 2xplatinum.

    • 👧 + ✈ = 💀 June 23, 2017

      Um Janet has no diamond albums fool

    • Truth June 23, 2017

      Liar. Whitney and Mariah have TWO diamond albums. Janet doesn’t have any.

    • KatyKat1 June 23, 2017

      [email protected] GAVALLI getting her info. completely wrong.
      Know what you’re talking about before you say anything.

  2. BowDownBitches June 22, 2017


    don’t diminish what Katy has done here. its clearly not an easy feat because if it was more people would be doing it.

    even with streaming there are peeps who can’t get a diamond single plaque

    • GAVIN GAVALLI June 22, 2017

      you right. my bad. but these kids need to dig deeper and try harder sometimes

    • GAVIN GAVALLI June 22, 2017

      I do sound like a hater lol I was just trying to make a point

    • Jasmine June 22, 2017

      You cant compare streams to real sales. It is no longer a hard feat to have diamond singles when you include streams. Take the streams out and you are left with the real numbers. Name calling people “haters” just for stating reality is small-minded because they are not “hating” at all. I miss the days when people used their brains. Today’s acts just need to upload a vid on youtube and have free / super super cheap streams to reach diamond status whereas back in the day, people had to really like you and your music to reach that level. It’s like a huge insult and a slap in the face to all the artists who never had that advantage and the whole sales categorization needs to be redefined. Perhaps a separate category for streams instead lumping streams with real sales.

      • blue June 23, 2017

        how is it easy when out of the millions of songs recorded only 14 have achieved diamond and only 1 artist has managed to achieve 3 of them…what about that says easy?

  3. Fancy BISH June 22, 2017

    Damage control chile lol

  4. Theman June 22, 2017

    Mariah’s first album is eligible for another Diamond certification for real sales..

    • Caleb June 22, 2017

      I’m sure youre right. THE riaa should update its logs

  5. Max June 23, 2017

    And she’s about to earn another record next week

  6. Datredd June 23, 2017

    Congrats katy but where was Rihs post when RIA announced she is the only artist to have 30 multi platinum songs

  7. June 23, 2017

    Congratz to Ms katy.

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