Katy Perry Makes Gold & Platinum History with Iconic Song 'Roar' & More
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced that Katy Perry's iconic song "Roar" (Capitol Records) has earned a Diamond certification surpassing the 10-million threshold counting song sales and streams in the United States. With the new certification of "Roar," which follows previously Diamond-certified songs "Dark Horse" and "Firework," Katy becomes the first artist in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to earn three RIAA Diamond Song Awards.
"Once again, Katy Perry has made history," Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO of the RIAA. "We are thrilled to recognize Katy as the first artist to earn three Diamond Song Awards. Katy has a singular track record of notable Gold & Platinum achievements, and this triple Diamond milestone is now forever etched in our program's history. Only 14 songs have earned Diamond status to date, and Katy owns three of them -- what a remarkable achievement and testament to a groundbreaking artist."
During the course of Katy's career, 21 songs have achieved RIAA certification, and three studio albums have also been certified Platinum or multi-Platinum. More information on Katy's career certifications can be found here.
Almost 60 years since its inception, the RIAA's iconic Gold & Platinum brand is the industry's premier award for recognizing artistic achievement in the music marketplace. Officially launched in 1958, the program expanded in 1999 to include a Diamond Award honoring 10 million or more certifications of an album or song.
All RIAA certifications are calculated by Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman. Complete lists of all album, single, and video awards, as well as top tallies for artists and albums can be accessed at https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/.
The Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world, investing in great artists to help them reach their potential and connect to their fans. Nearly 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States is created, manufactured or distributed by RIAA members.
In support of this mission, the RIAA works to protect the intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and music labels; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies. RIAA also certifies Gold®, Platinum®, Multi-Platinum™, Diamond and Los Premios De Oro y Platino™ sales and streaming awards.