Back in the day when people were buying lots and lots of records and CDs, the Canadian music industry realized that there was a need for a new sales award beyond just gold and platinum. They created the diamond award, which signified sales of 1 million copies in Canada. If you’re counting, 102 albums have been certified diamond with the first being Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours in 1978, followed by the soundtracks of Saturday Night Fever and Grease as well as Meatloaf’s Bat of Out of Hell.
The number of certifications has slowed of course (we don’t buy albums like we used to) with only fifteen diamond certifications since 2000, six of which are Canadian. They include Fully Completely by the Tragically Hip and Clumsy from Our Lady Peace. The most recent? Michael Buble’s 2014 Christmas album—which, by the way, is also the biggest selling record of the millennium in the UK.