Washington: Ed Sheeran received his second ‘Diamond’ certification for ‘Shape of You.’
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), known for issuing the gold and silver plaques, designates over 10 million units in sales and streams for the award, reported Variety.
This makes Sheeran the fourth artiste ever to score multiple Diamond-certified songs since the RIAA implemented the category 20 years ago. Sheeran’s song ‘Thinking Out Loud’ reached the ranking in 2017.
Diamond is the highest level of RIAA certification, above multi-platinum, platinum, and gold, which is 5,00,000 units.
The English singer-songwriter took to Instagram to share the news, captioning his post, “My song Shape Of You is now diamond in the US! Thanks to everyone who’s downloaded or streamed it.”
The Grammy winner is also the first artiste to ever have two singles make simultaneous top 10 debuts on the Hot 100, with his single ‘Castle On The Hill’ reaching No. 6 on the charts and becoming 3x-Platinum certified while ‘Shape of You’ was released along with it.