Garth Brooks Makes History With His Seventh Diamond-Certified Album
Garth Brooks is continuing to make history, now as the first artist to earn seven diamond-certified albums. According to the Recording Industry Association of America's Gold & Platinum Program, Brooks is now the artist with the most diamond honors, which are bestowed on albums that sell 10 million copies.
On Sept. 21, Brooks' 2007 The Ultimate Hits collection became his seventh release to reach diamond status. The other six albums that have helped him reach his historic diamond status are No Fences, Garth Brooks, Double Live, Sevens, The Hits and Ropin’ the Wind. Brooks' wife and fellow country legend Trisha Yearwood announced the big news during their show in Fresno, Calif., on Saturday night (Sept. 24), and the celebration continued after the show with (lots of) champagne.
Brooks now has more diamond records than the Beatles. The iconic British pop group still tops Brooks for the most certified units sold, but the country star isn't far behind, with 138 million in sales to their 178 million. And with a new box set (with new songs!) on the way, the "Friends in Low Places" singer may be well on his way to topping that Beatles record as well.
Brooks is currently on the road for his World Tour with Yearwood. The trek began in 2014 and is scheduled to wrap up almost three years later, sometime in 2017. In addition to his tour, Brooks recently launched his own channel on SiriusXM and played his first-ever show at the Ryman Auditorium to commemorate the event.
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