Katy Perry makes history: Becomes first artist with 3 diamond certified singles

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Katy Perry has made history. According to the recent certifications from RIAA Perry now has 3 singles with Diamond certifications - that is, with sales exceeding 10 million units each, becoming the only artist in history to do so.

The third single to help her achieve this historic feat is 'Roar' (2013), which surpassed the 10 million mark in sales, joining her previous two diamond singles - 'Firework' (2010) and 'Dark Horse' (2013). Interestingly, the three singles have released before RIAA began including streaming data into its calculations.

RIAA Chairman/CEO Cary Sherman said in a statement, "Once again, Katy Perry has made history. 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."

Katy had previously tied the record with Lady Gaga and Eminem, both of whom have had 2 diamond certified singles each - but with 'Roar' she went one notch above the two.

2017 is turning out to be great so far for Perry, who's latest studio album, 'Witness' debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums charts with the biggest one-week sales of 2017 by a female.

Congratulations Katy!

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