DIAMOND CUTS! 15 Diamond Certified Albums Of The Past 15 Years (LIST)

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    They say “pimpin” ain’t easy, but selling 10 million copies ain’t easy either.

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    It was announced today that Adele’s sophomore album, 21, officially scored a “diamond” certification from Soundscan for selling 10 million copies.

    The last artist to move that many albums was Usher, whose Confessions album sold a whopping 8 million copies in the year of its release, eventually leading to diamond certification only a few years later.

    Artists like Adele, Usher, Linkin Park, Outkast, Eminem, and Norah Jones are the best selling artists of the decade, collectively boasting over 60 million albums sold. 

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    The top honors of the best selling albums of all time go to rock band the Eagles and Michael Jackson, who between the two, collectively sold what it took the top five best selling artists of the 2000s a decade to sell.

    Although Soundscan didn’t begin tracking album sales until 1991, the top 10 highest selling albums of all time were released long before Soundscan was around to count every copy. 

    GlobalGrind decided to round up the 15 highest selling albums in the past 15 years.

    From Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death album, to Britney Spears’ …Baby One More Time and Oops!…I Did It Again albums, we have all of our generation’s top purchases. 

    Check out the 15 highest selling albums in the past 15 years below!

    Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death

    Released: 1997 

    Albums Sold: 10 million 

    Soundtrack: Titanic

    Released: 1997

    Albums Sold: 11 million 

    ‘NSYNC- *NSYNC

    Released: 1998

    Album Sales: 11 million 

    Kid Rock- Devil Without A Cause 

    Released: 1998

    Albums Sold: 11 million

    Backstreet Boys- Millennium

    Released: 1999

    Albums Sold: 13 million 

    Britney Spears- Baby One More Time

    Released: 1999

    Albums Sold: 14 million

    ‘NSYNC- No Strings Attached

    Released: 2000

    Albums sold: 11 million

    Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory 

    Released: 2000

    Albums Sold: 10 million

    Britney Spears- Oops!…I Did It Again

    Released: 2000

    Albums Sold: 10 million

    Eminem- The Marshall Mathers LP 

    Released: 2000

    Albums Sold: 10 million

    Norah Jones- Come Away With Me

    Released: 2002

    Albums Sold: 10 million

    Eminem- The Eminem Show

    Released: 2002

    Albums Sold: 10 million

    Outkast- Speakerboxx/The Love Below

    Released: 2003

    Albums Sold: 11 million

    Usher- Confessions

    Released: 2004

    Albums Sold: 10 million

    Adele- 21

    Released: 2011

    Albums Sold: 10 million

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