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It’s Official: Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ Is a Diamond-Certified Record

Rihanna‘s 2012 smash “Diamonds” is staying true to its title 12 years later by earning diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Monday (April 22).

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Roc Nation officially announced the news via X on Monday morning, revealing that the single has accumulated 10 million equivalent song units. According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. This is Rihanna’s third song to achieve diamond status, following her 2010 “Love the Way You Lie” collaboration with Eminem (certified on May 9, 2013) and her 2011 “We Found Love” collaboration with Calvin Harris (certified on April 27, 2023).

Rihanna released “Diamonds” as the lead single from her 2012 seventh studio album Unapologetic, which was nominated for the best urban contemporary album at the 2014 Grammy Awards. It earned RiRi her 12th No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it spent three weeks on top of the chart. The song also topped Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs (1 week), Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (14 weeks) and Rhythmic Airplay charts (10 weeks).

She embarked on the Diamonds World Tour in support of Unapologetic, which she announced after opening the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards alongside her current partner A$AP Rocky, with whom she shares two sons RZA and Riot Rose Mayers. She reflected on their performance in her recent Interview cover story. “He grabbed my a– … So when he grabbed my a– that night, everybody thought I was about to … My team was worried that I wanted to have his head on a f–king mantle,” she said. “But I was like, ‘Ah, nah.’ That’s why everybody was like, ‘Oh my god. She likes him.’”

Listen to “Diamonds” and read Roc Nation’s post below:

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