Katy Perry becomes first artist to earn three RIAA Diamond Song Awards

Katy Perry becomes first artist to earn three RIAA Diamond Song Awards

Katy Perry has made history by becoming the first artist to earn three RIAA Diamond Song Awards.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced that Perry’s single Roar, from the album Prism, has surpassed the 10-million sales threshold in the US. 

The achievement follows the singer’s previous Diamond-certified songs Dark Horse and Firework, and means she has now accumulated 21 RIAA certifications and three platinum and multi-platinum studio albums throughout her career.

"Once again, Katy Perry has made history," said Cary Sherman, chairman and CEO of the RIAA. "We are thrilled to recognise Katy as the first artist to earn three Diamond Song Awards. Katy has a singular track record of notable Gold and Platinum achievements, and this triple Diamond milestone is now forever etched in our program's history.”

The Diamond Award was introduced in 1999 to honour 10m or more certifications of an album or song.

“Only 14 songs have earned Diamond status to date, and Katy owns three of them - what a remarkable achievement and testament to a groundbreaking artist," added Sherman.

By Ella Sperni-Clark

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