On Tuesday (May 13), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded Lady Gaga with the prestigious Diamond Award in recognition of her song “Bad Romance” hitting the 10 million sales plateau (song sales and streams). Gaga was presented with the honor during her "artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball tour" stop at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
“With this award, Lady Gaga joins a prestigious and exclusive list of Gold and Platinum luminaries. ‘Bad Romance’ is one of the most popular and iconic songs of the last decade,” states Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO off the RIAA. We are honored to present Lady Gaga with a Diamond Award in recognition of ‘Bad Romance’ surpassing the ten million mark, and to congratulate her as the first female artist in Gold & Platinum Program history to earn a Digital Diamond Award.”
Other Diamond Award recipients include Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Usher, and more across various genres.
In addition to her Diamond song honor, Lady Gaga’s digital single certifications now surpass the 28.5 million threshold, counting downloads and streams and spanning seven songs. Gaga’s RIAA album awards represent more than six million albums sold in the United States.
Gaga is currently trekking the country on her sold-out “artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball tour” in support of her latest album ARTPOP.