As if Calvin Harris wasn’t enjoying wild success at the moment, he is now the first EDM artist to reach the highest levels any musician can receive. It was announced by the RIAA that his 2011 single “We Found Love” with Rihanna has received Diamond Certification. Only nine other tracks have reached diamond certification so far!!
To the uninitiated, what a Diamond Certification essentially means is that the track has sold 10 million copies or more since its release, and it has now helped dance music earn a remarkably high level of distinction. Calvin Harris and Rihanna join artists such as imminent artists Lady Gaga (Poker Face), Katy Perry (Dark Horse), Rihanna (she has two songs that were certified), Justin Bieber (Baby) to the RIAA’s Diamond-certified list.
We can only wonder what the fate of Rihanna and Calvin’s latest collaboration ‘This Is What You Came For’ will be. It sold 123,000 copies during the song’s first week and is currently leading on charts globally.
Listen to the Diamond certified single from Calvin Harris and Rihanna –