Diamond status — music-industry-speak for 10 million albums sold — is more elusive than ever. In honor of Adele's ''21'' reaching it last week, we look at some other stars in the 10-carat club, and how long they took to get there.

By Grady Smith
Updated December 07, 2012 at 05:00 AM EST

21

type
  • Movie

*NSync, No Strings Attached
43 weeks

Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill
1 year, 3.5 months

Adele, 21
1 year, 10 months

Shania Twain, Come On Over
1 year, 11 months

Titanic soundtrack
5 years

Metallica, Metallica
6 years, 4 months

Hootie & the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View
8 years, 5.5 months

Eminem, The Eminem Show
9 years, 4 months

Bob Marley & the Wailers, Legend
18 years

Episode Recaps

21

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 123 minutes
director
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