Garth Brooks earns historic RIAA achievement
Garth Brooks is already America’s best-selling solo artist of all time, but now he can add another accomplishment to his resume: The singer-songwriter just became the first artist to earn seven career Diamond Awards, according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s Gold & Platinum Program.
The RIAA gives out Diamond Awards when artists sell 10,000,000 records, which Brooks has now done an incredible seven times. The Beatles still outrank Brooks in more certified units sold with 178 million to Brooks’ 138. However, the country star now has one more album certified diamond than the iconic British band.
Brooks’ albums to have gone diamond are: The Ultimate Hits, No Fences, Garth Brooks, Double Live, Sevens, The Hits, and Ropin’ the World. He’s currently on The Garth Brooks World Tour With Trisha Yearwood, which kicked off in September 2014, and is at work on his yet-to-be-titled next album.