Lady Gaga Scores RIAA's First Female Digital Diamond Award
May 15, 2014
Lady Gaga and Liz Kennedy, RIAA Director of Communications and Gold & Platinum Program. Photo Credit: Brian Samuelson
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on Tuesday presented Lady Gaga with a prestigious Diamond Award in recognition of "Bad Romance" surpassing the 10 million threshold of song sales and streams. She is the first female artist to achieve the feat. The award presentation took place at Gaga's Washington, D.C. Verizon Center show as part of her artRAVE: the ARTPOP Ball tour.
"With this award, Lady Gaga joins a prestigious and exclusive list of Gold and Platinum luminaries," said Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA. "'Bad Romance' is one of the most popular and iconic songs of the last decade. We are honored to present Lady Gaga with a Diamond Award in recognition of 'Bad Romance' surpassing the 10 million mark, and to congratulate her as the first female artist in Gold & Platinum Program history to earn a Digital Diamond Award."
In addition to her Diamond song honor, Gaga's digital single certifications now surpass the 28.5 million threshold, counting downloads and streams spanning seven songs. Her RIAA album awards represent more than six million albums sold in the United States.