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There are only 41 songs in history that have been certified diamond — here they all are

There are only 41 songs in history that have been certified diamond — here they all are
  • Only 41 songs in history have been certified diamond by the RIAA, which is an award given to songs that have gone platinum 10 times.
  • Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks" and John Legend's "All of Me" are the most recent songs to receive the certification.
  • Taylor Swift is the first and only female artist in US history to have both a diamond-certified single ("Shake It Off") and album ("Fearless").
  • Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" is the fastest song in history to be certified diamond.
  • Eminem, Ed Sheeran, and Katy Perry each have three diamond singles.

There have been legions of summer bops, one-hit wonders, career-making anthems, and headline-making singles. There are songs you feel like you can't escape and songs you hear on every radio station.

But just a handful of those have been played so much, they've gone platinum multiple times — and even fewer have gone platinum 10 times over.

The latter can earn a diamond certification, the highest honor bestowed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Since the official diamond award was unveiled in 1999, it has been awarded sparingly — if a song has moved at least 10 million equivalent units by combining sales and streaming numbers, and if an artist or label requests certification.

Only 41 songs in history have been certified diamond by the RIAA. Keep scrolling for the complete list in chronological order of certification.

1. "Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle in the Wind" by Elton John

1. "Something About The Way You Look Tonight / Candle in the Wind" by Elton John
The song was released in 1997. Elton John/YouTube

"Something About the Way You Look Tonight / Candle in the Wind" was the first-ever song to be certified diamond on October 9, 1997. In fact, it received the award two years before the RIAA had even established an official diamond certification.

The double A-side single is the highest RIAA-certified song released in the '90s.

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2. "Baby" by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris

2. "Baby" by Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris
"Baby" was released in 2010. Justin Bieber/YouTube

"Baby" was certified diamond on May 9, 2013.

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3. "Not Afraid" by Eminem

3. "Not Afraid" by Eminem
"Not Afraid" was released in 2010 as the lead single for "Recovery." Eminem/YouTube

"Not Afraid" was certified diamond on June 10, 2014.

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4. "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga

4. "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga
"Bad Romance" was released in 2009. Lady Gaga/YouTube

"Bad Romance" was certified diamond on May 29, 2015.

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5. "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons

5. "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons
"Radioactive" was released in 2012. Imagine Dragons/YouTube

"Radioactive" was certified diamond on July 6, 2015.

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6. "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

6. "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
"Thrift Shop" was released in 2012. Macklemore/YouTube

"Thrift Shop" was certified diamond on November 19, 2015.

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7. "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga

7. "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
"Poker Face" was released in 2008. Lady Gaga/YouTube

"Poker Face" was certified diamond on November 30, 2015.

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8. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen

8. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
"Call Me Maybe" was released in 2011. Carly Rae Jepsen/YouTube

"Call Me Maybe" was certified diamond on September 28, 2016.

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9. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

9. "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
"Uptown Funk" was released in 2014. Mark Ronson/YouTube

"Uptown Funk" was certified diamond on October 18, 2016.

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10. "Roar" by Katy Perry

10. "Roar" by Katy Perry
"Roar" was released in 2013. Katy Perry/YouTube

"Roar" was certified diamond on June 22, 2017.

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11. "Royals" by Lorde

11. "Royals" by Lorde
"Royals" was originally released for free on SoundCloud in 2012. Lorde/YouTube

"Royals" was certified diamond on December 8, 2017.

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12. "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor

12. "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor
"All About That Bass" was released in 2014. Meghan Trainor/YouTube

"All About That Bass" was certified diamond on January 23, 2018.

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13. "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber

13. "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
"Despacito" was released in 2017. The Justin Bieber remix was released three months later. Luis Fonsi/YouTube

"Despacito" was certified diamond on January 27, 2018.

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14. "Firework" by Katy Perry

14. "Firework" by Katy Perry
"Firework" was released in 2010. Katy Perry/YouTube

"Firework" was certified diamond on February 13, 2018.

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15. "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

15. "Lose Yourself" by Eminem
"Lose Yourself" was released in 2002 for the soundtrack of his film "8 Mile." Eminem/YouTube

"Lose Yourself" was certified diamond on February 28, 2018.

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16. "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna

16. "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem featuring Rihanna
"Love the Way You Lie" was released in 2010. Eminem/YouTube

"Love the Way You Lie" was certified diamond on February 28, 2018.

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17. "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I.

17. "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I.
"Blurred Lines" was released in 2013. Robin Thicke/YouTube

"Blurred Lines" was certified diamond on June 6, 2018.

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18. "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas

18. "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
"I Gotta Feeling" was released in 2009. Black Eyed Peas/YouTube

"I Gotta Feeling" was certified diamond on June 6, 2018.

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19. "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

19. "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
"Party Rock Anthem" was released in 2011. LMFAO/YouTube

"Party Rock Anthem" was certified diamond on June 6, 2018.

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20. "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic

20. "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic
"Counting Stars" was released in 2013. OneRepublic/YouTube

"Counting Stars" was certified diamond on August 20, 2018.

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21. "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey

21. "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
"Closer" was released in 2016. The Chainsmokers/YouTube

"Closer" was certified diamond on September 17, 2018.

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22. "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line

22. "Cruise" by Florida Georgia Line
"Cruise" was released in 2012. Florida Georgia Line/YouTube

"Cruise" was certified diamond on October 10, 2018.

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23. "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J

23. "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
"Dark Horse" was released in 2013. Katy Perry/YouTube

"Dark Horse" was certified diamond on December 12, 2018.

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24. "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars

24. "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars
"Just the Way You Are" was released in 2010. Bruno Mars/YouTube

"Just the Way You Are" was certified diamond on January 11, 2019.

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25. "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran

25. "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran
"Shape of You" was released in 2017. Ed Sheeran/YouTube

"Shape of You" was certified diamond on January 24, 2019.

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26. "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran

26. "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran
"Thinking Out Loud" was released in 2014. Ed Sheeran/YouTube

"Thinking Out Loud" was certified diamond on February 8, 2019.

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27. "We Are Young" by Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

27. "We Are Young" by Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
"We Are Young" was released in 2011. Fueled By Ramen/YouTube

"We Are Young" was certified diamond on June 13, 2019.

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28. "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz

28. "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
"I'm Yours" was originally released as a demo in 2005 and officially in 2008. Jason Mraz/YouTube

"I'm Yours" was certified diamond on June 24, 2019.

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29. "The Hills" by The Weeknd

29. "The Hills" by The Weeknd
"The Hills" was released in 2015. The Weeknd/YouTube

"The Hills" was certified diamond on June 28, 2019.

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30. "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

30. "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
"See You Again" was released in 2015 for the soundtrack of "Furious 7." Wiz Khalifa/YouTube

"See You Again" was certified diamond on September 24, 2019.

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31. "God's Plan" by Drake

31. "God's Plan" by Drake
"God's Plan" was released in 2018. Drake/YouTube

"God's Plan" was certified diamond on September 25, 2019.

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32. "Congratulations" by Post Malone featuring Quavo

32. "Congratulations" by Post Malone featuring Quavo
"Congratulations" was released in 2016. Post Malone/YouTube

"Congratulations" was certified diamond on October 8, 2019.

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33. "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

33. "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
"Old Town Road" was released independently in December 2018. The Billy Ray Cyrus remix was released four months later. Lil Nas X/YouTube

"Old Town Road" is the fastest song in history to be certified diamond. It received the honor on October 22, 2019, less than one year after its original release.

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34. "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap

34. "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap
"Trap Queen" was released on April 22, 2014. Harlem Fetty/YouTube

"Trap Queen" was certified diamond on November 8, 2019.

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35. "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran

35. "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran
"Perfect" was released on September 26, 2017. Ed Sheeran/YouTube

"Perfect" was certified diamond on December 20, 2019.

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36. "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift

36. "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift
"Shake It Off" was released in 2014. Taylor Swift/YouTube

"Shake It Off" was certified diamond on March 13, 2020, making Swift the first female artist in US history to have both a diamond-certified single and album (2008's "Fearless").

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37. "Happy by Pharrell

37. "Happy by Pharrell
"Happy" was released on November 21, 2013. Pharrell/YouTube

"Happy" was certified diamond on May 6, 2020.

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38. "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha featuring Florida George Line

38. "Meant to Be" by Bebe Rexha featuring Florida George Line
"Meant to Be" was released on October 24, 2017. Bebe Rexha/YouTube

"Meant to Be" was certified diamond on August 17, 2020.

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39. "Grenade" by Bruno Mars

39. "Grenade" by Bruno Mars
"Grenade" was released on September 28, 2010. Bruno Mars/YouTube

"Grenade" was certified diamond on October 2, 2020.

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40. "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People

40. "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People
"Pumped Up Kicks" was released on September 14, 2010. FosterThePeople/YouTube

"Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People was certified diamond on October 13, 2020.

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41. "All of Me" by John Legend

41. "All of Me" by John Legend
"All of Me" was released on August 12, 2013 John Legend/YouTube

"All of Me" was certified diamond on October 13, 2020.

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