Officially, “Diamonds” by Rihanna is a Diamond-Certified Record



Twelve years after its release, Rihanna‘s 2012 hit song “Diamonds” is still living up to its title thanks to a diamond certification granted by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Monday, April 22.

The song has 10 million equivalent song units, according to Roc Nation’s official announcement made on Monday morning via X. As to the RIAA, 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams or a single digital song transaction are equivalent to one equivalent song unit.

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Following her 2010 duet with Eminem on “Love the Way You Lie” (certified on May 9, 2013) and her 2011 collaboration with Calvin Harris on “We Found Love” (certified on April 27, 2023), this is Rihanna’s third single to reach diamond status.

“Diamonds” is the lead song from Rihanna’s seventh studio album Unapologetic, which was released in 2012. The album is nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for best urban contemporary album.

After spending three weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list, it gave RiRi her 12th No. 1 single. Additionally, the song spent one week at the top of Billboard’s Dance Club Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and Rhythmic Airplay charts (10 weeks).

Alongside her current partner A$AP Rocky, with whom she shares two boys, Riot Rose Mayers and RZA, she revealed Unapologetic after opening the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. She then set off on the Diamonds World Tour in promotion of the album. In her most recent cover story for Interview, she discussed how they performed.

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“He took hold of my a— As a result, when he grabbed my behind that evening, everyone assumed I was going to… “My colleagues expressed concern that I desired to have his head on a f–king mantle,” she remarked. However, I thought, ‘Ah, nah.'” That explains why everyone exclaimed, “Oh my god.” She finds him appealing.

Listen to “Diamonds” and peruse the post from Roc Nation below: