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To receive Diamond certification on an album from the Record Industry Association of America (the RIAA) a record must have sold over 10 million copies, this is no small feat.
You may be surprised which albums did and didn’t make the cut.
Of all of the albums released from the year 2000 these are the 11 that are certified Diamond.
1. Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did It Again (2000)
Back when Britney was in her prime she came out with her sophomore album which was a huge success. Her debut, …Baby One More Time, was also was certified diamond.
2. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
For Eminem’s third studio album, the rapper was under a lot of pressure to top the success of The Slim Shady LP, he came through and put out one of the best selling rap albums of all time.
3. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory (2000)
For their debut album Linkin Park came out with a bang with one hit single after another and hugely successful sales.
4. *NSYNC – No Strings Attached (2000)
Following-up on their self-titled debut album which also earned a diamond status, *NSYNC added a little bit of R&B which seemed to work well for the boy band.
5. The Beatles – 1 (2000)
This compilation album was comprised of number 1 singles from The Beatles.
6. Eminem – The Eminem Show (2002)
Eminem self-produced his fourth studio album and when it was released he said it was “his best record so far”.
7. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (2002)
The debut album from Norah Jones was a hit critically and commercially, Jones went from an unknown to a 5 times Grammy award winner that year.
8. Shania Twain – Up! (2002)
Twain took a unique approach to her fourth album releasing 3 different versions; country, pop and world.
9. Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
The hip hop duo essentially created two solo albums and released them as a double album, which both fans and critics loved.
10. Usher – Confessions (2004)
Usher decided to tell all on his fourth album , calling it his most personal album.
11. Adele - 21 (2011)
Adele was only 21 when she recorded her second studio album, she received much praise for her vocals on the album.
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