Garth Brooks Becomes the First Artist Ever to Have Seven Albums Sell 10 Million or More; More RIAA Certifications

by VVN Music

Move over Beatles, there's a new record holder in town.

Garth Brooks' album The Ultimate Hits has been certified Diamond for sales of ten million or more copies, the seventh time one of his albums has received the honor. Brooks passes the Beatles who have six and is two ahead of Led Zeppelin with five. No other artist has more than two Diamond awards.

Brooks' Diamond Award albums:
  • Double Live (21 million)
  • No Fences (17 million)
  • Ropin' the Wind (14 million)
  • Sevens (10 million)
  • The Hits (10 million)
  • Garth Brooks (10 million)
  • The Ultimate Hits (10 million)
For comparison, The Beatles' six Diamond albums:
  • The Beatles (19 million)
  • The Beatles 1967-1970 (17 million)
  • The Beatles 1962-1966 (15 million)
  • Abbey Road (12 million)
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (11 million)
  • 1 (11 million)
Led Zeppelin's:
  • Led Zeppelin IV (23 million)
  • Physical Graffiti (16 million)
  • Led Zeppelin II (12 million)
  • Houses of the Holy (11 million)
  • Led Zeppelin (10 million)
The Garth Brooks certification is the biggest since the last time we looked at the RIAA awards in early-July. Other veteran artists who have received awards:

Platinum Albums (1,000,000 units per certificate)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas - Vince Guarldi Trio (4x's Platinum)
  • Pinkerton - Weezer
Gold Albums (500,000 units per certificate)
  • Mac & Devin Go to High School - Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifia
  • Rise - Skillet
Platinum Singles (1,000,000 units per certificate)
  • Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (4x's Platinum)
  • Young, Wild & Free - Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifia (4x's Platinum)
  • Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake (3x's Platinum)
  • You're My Best Friend - Queen
  • Humble & Kind - Tim McGraw
  • All the Way Up - Fat Joe & Remy Ma
Gold Video (50,000 units)
  • Farewell Concert - Statler Brothers

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