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Only 12 Albums Certified Double Diamond by Recording Industry Association

(MANDATORY CREDIT Ebet Roberts/Getty Images) UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Photo of EAGLES; L-R: Timothy B. Schmit, Glen Frey, Don Henley, Don Felder, Joe Walsh performing live onstage (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

Only 12 Albums have been Certified Double Diamond, that is according to the Recording Industry Association of America. An album is certified Diamond when it hits 10 million in sales. Double that? That’s Double Diamond and only 12 albums have achieved this accomplishment.  Double Diamond, albums include,  The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black,’ and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Led Zeppelin IV.’  Also on the list of Double Diamond sellers is The Beatles’ ‘The Beatles,’ Billy Joel’s ‘Greatest Hits-Volume I and,  Volume II. Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall,’ Garth Brooks’ ‘Double Live,’ ‘Cracked Rear View’ from Hootie and the Blowfish, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours,’ and Shania Twain’s ‘Come on Over’ round out the list.

Both the Eagles’ ‘The Greatest Hits (1971-1975)’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ have actually achieved Triple Diamond status, topping over 30 million units sold.

o you own any of these Double Diamond albums? Which is your favorite? How has album sales changed over the years?

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