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Adele’s album ’25’ has just been certified diamond platinum. How many of these 25 diamond platinum albums do you have?


WOW! Not many artists can say that they have two certified diamond platinum albums before their 30th birthday, but Adele can. Her album ’25’ has sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. That’s a lot of albums! She was awarded a diamond plaque to mark the occasion in New York after performing the last of her 6 sold out shows in Madison Square Gardens.

New York, NY / Madison Square Garden / Sept 25

A photo posted by @adele on Sep 26, 2016 at 2:19pm PDT

Although she hasn’t taken to social media to speak about her latest achievement, she definitely has a lot to smile about.

Due to the popularity of digital music and streaming platforms, certifying albums as diamond platinum has been more difficult to reach (as if it wasn’t difficult enough already!). The decision to keep her album ’25’ off streaming sites for the first 7 months of its release definitely paid off.

Adele’s added to quite a surprisingly long list of artists who have achieved a diamond platinum status. Here are 25 other albums that have done the same.

1969 The Beatles – Abbey Road

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1976 Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life

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1982 Michael Jackson – Thriller

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1984 – Madonna – Like A Virgin

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1984 Prince – Purple Rain

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1991 Nirvana – Nevermind

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1993 Mariah Carey – Music Box

diamond certified
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1994  TLC – CrazySexyCool

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1994 Boys II Men – II

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1994 Green Day – Dookie

diamond certified
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1995 No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom

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1995 Alanis Morisette – Jagged Little Pill

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1997 Shania Twain – Come On Over

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1997 Backstreet Boys – Backstreet Boys

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1999 Britney Spears – Baby One More Time

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1999 Backstreet Boys – Millennium

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2000 – N*Sync – No Strings Attached

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2000 Britney Spears – Oops I Did It Again

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2000 Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory

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2000 Nelly – Country Grammar

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2001 Adele – 21

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2002 Eminem – The Eminem Show

diamond certified
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2002 Norah Jones – Come Away With Me

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2003 – Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

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2004 Usher – Confessions

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Out of the 25 listed, I have 8 of these albums (I also have Adele’s ’25’ album too). How many do you have? What’s your favourite? Let me know.

 

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