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Kane Brown’s ‘Heaven’ Earns RIAA Diamond Certification

Several of Kane Brown‘s famous friends helped surprise the singer-songwriter with the news that his 2018 two-week Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 hit “Heaven” has been certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The song is the eighth country single to earn the accolade, with 10 million certified units in the United States.

Brown and the RIAA shared a video on social media Thursday (Dec. 7) showing the moment he received the news via a video featuring his fellow Diamond-selling country artists Luke Combs, Hillary Scott (of Lady A), Tyler Hubbard (formerly with Florida Georgia Line) and Darius Rucker.

“Not many people have done that,” Combs told Brown of reaching the milestone. “I just want to say welcome to the club, man, super cool. Keep killin’ it, man. You’ve always been awesome.”

“That is such a huge achievement. Welcome to the diamond club, it’s something to be really proud of,” added Hubbard.

“Your song ‘Heaven’ has obviously touched so many hearts and so many lives,” Scott said.

“Welcome to the diamond club. Congratulations, brother,” Rucker said.

“An incredible talent with 23 RIAA certified titles and accolade upon accolade across genres, today, we are thrilled to recognize Kane Brown’s first Diamond for his single ‘Heaven.’ This enchanting hit has clearly struck a chord with fans – topping 10 million certified units! Congratulations to Kane, his creative partners and RCA Nashville team on this rare milestone,” said RIAA COO Michele Ballantyne via a statement.

Previous country singles to be certified diamond by the RIAA are Lady A’s “Need You Now,” Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey,” Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy,” the Lil Nas X/Billy Ray Cyrus collab “Old Town Road,” Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” and Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel.”

See the video below:

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