HAMBURG, GERMANY – MAY 10: Adele performs at Barclaycard Arena on May 10, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images for September Management)
88 albums have sold at least 10 million copies, which qualifies them to be certified ‘Diamond’ by the Recording Industry Association of America.
It’s an exclusive club. Over the past decade only two albums have joined, and they’re both by Adele: “21” and “25”.
“Billboard” went through the list and ranked all 88 from best to worst. For the record, they DIDN’T include compilations like live albums, greatest hits, and some soundtracks . . . unless MOST of the set featured “contemporary material.”