RIAA: Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ Certified Diamond / ‘In the Lonely Hour’ Now 5x Platinum

Published: Friday 13th Nov 2020 by Rashad

Sam Smith fans unenchanted by the singer’s latest slew of singles are clinging to cuts from the GRAMMY winner’s early years – a truth underscored by those tunes’ collective and respective enduring commercial performances.

See what we mean inside:

Days after Smith’s serially delayed third LP, ‘Love Goes,’ clocked in with the lowest first-week Billboard 200 charting album of the 28-year-old’s career to date (click here to read more), the Recording Industry Association of America updated its log to reflect a bevy of upgraded certifications to their discography.

Chief among the updates is the now-Diamond standing of ‘Stay With Me,’ the biggest hit found aboard the crooner’s debut album, ‘In the Lonely Hour’ (the status denotes sales of 10 million in the United States).  What’s more, its parent set now stands at 5x Platinum – an achievement that marks 5 million copies sold in the same country.

Look below to see all of Smith’s shiny new plaques.


  • ‘Stay with Me’ (Single)

7x Platinum

  • ‘I’m Not the Only One’ (Single)

6x Platinum

  • ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’ (Single)

5x Platinum

  • ‘In the Lonely Hour’ (Single)
  • ‘Lay Me Down’ (Single)

2x Platinum

  • ‘How Do You Sleep?’ (Single)

1x Platinum

  • ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ (Single)
  • ‘Leave Your Lover’ (Single)
  • ‘The Thrill of It All’ (Album)


  • ‘One Last Song’ (Single)
  • ‘To Die For’ (Single)


‘Stay With Me’ – Smith’s most successful song to date worldwide – is only the 42nd song in history to be certified Diamond by the RIAA.

The singer’s second-most popular hit to date, ‘I’m Not the Only One,’ could very well be on its way to making sure ‘Stay’ is not the only one to boast being a 10 million-seller from the Pop star’s catalog.

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ November 13, 2020

    Back when he shut his mouth and just sang.

    He ain’t never gonna see this kind of success anymore

  2. pat November 13, 2020

    the new album flopped so bad they had to go back and recertify the old ones to remind us

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