Only 27 albums by women have been certified diamond — here they all are

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Whitney Houston and Shania Twain each have three diamond-certified albums.David Corio/Redferns; Paul Natkin/Getty Images
  • The RIAA gives diamond certifications to albums that have gone platinum 10 times.

  • Out of 127 diamond-certified albums, only 27 are by women or female-fronted bands.

  • The list includes 17 artists, including Adele, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, and TLC.

1. "Music Box" by Mariah Carey

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"Music Box" was released in 1993.Columbia

"Music Box" was certified 10-times platinum on November 5, 1997.

2. "Like a Virgin" by Madonna

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"Like a Virgin" was released in 1984.Sire/Warner Bros.

"Like a Virgin" was certified 10-times platinum on May 21, 1998.

3. "Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
"Jagged Little Pill" was released in 1995.Maverick/Reprise

"Jagged Little Pill" was certified 16-times platinum on July 29, 1998.

4. "Tragic Kingdom" by No Doubt

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"Tragic Kingdom" was released in 1995.Trauma/Interscope

"Tragic Kingdom" was certified 10-times platinum on February 5, 1999.

5. "Whitney Houston" by Whitney Houston

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"Whitney Houston" was released in 1985.Arista

"Whitney Houston" was certified 13-times platinum on July 29, 1999.

6. "Let's Talk About Love" by Celine Dion

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"Let's Talk About Love" was released in 1997.Epic Records

"Let's Talk About Love" was certified 10-times platinum on November 3, 1999.

7. "The Woman In Me" by Shania Twain

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"The Woman In Me" was released in 1995.Mercury Nashville

"The Woman In Me" was certified 12-times platinum on December 1, 2000.

8. "The Immaculate Collection" by Madonna

The Immaculate Collection Madonna
"The Immaculate Collection" was released in 1990.Sire/Warner Bros.

"The Immaculate Collection" was certified 10-times platinum on October 11, 2001.

9. "...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears

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"...Baby One More Time" was released in 1999.Jive

"...Baby One More Time" was certified 14-times platinum on July 19, 2004.

10. "Up!" by Shania Twain

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"Up!" was released in 2002.Mercury Nashville

"Up!" was certified 11-times platinum on September 23, 2004.

11. "Come On Over" by Shania Twain

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"Come On Over" was released in 1997.Mercury Nashville

"Come On Over" was certified 20-times platinum on November 15, 2004.

12. "Oops!... I Did It Again" by Britney Spears

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"Oops!... I Did It Again" was released in 2000.Britney Spears/Amazon

"Oops!... I Did It Again" was certified 10-times platinum on January 24, 2005.

13. "Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits" by Patsy Cline

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"Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits" was released in 1967.Decca

"Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits" was certified 10-times platinum on September 22, 2005.

14. "Pieces of You" by Jewel

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"Pieces of You" was released in 1995.Atlantic

"Pieces of You" was certified 12-times platinum on January 30, 2006.

15. "21" by Adele

adele 21 album cover
"21" was released in 2011.Columbia

"21" was certified 14-times platinum on September 20, 2016.

16. "25" by Adele

adele 25 album cover
"25" was released in 2015.Columbia

"25" was certified 11-times platinum on August 22, 2017.

17. "The Bodyguard" by Whitney Houston

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"The Bodyguard" was released in 1992.RCA Records

"The Bodyguard" was certified 18-times platinum on November 17, 2017.

18. "Fearless" by Taylor Swift

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"Fearless" was released in 2008.Big Machine Records

"Fearless" was certified 10-times platinum on December 11, 2017.

19. "CrazySexyCool" by TLC

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"CrazySexyCool" was released in 1994.LaFace/Arista

"CrazySexyCool" was certified 12-times platinum on October 11, 2019.

19. "Fly" by The Chicks

the chicks fly album cover
"Fly" was released in 1999.Monument

"Fly" was certified 11-times platinum on March 5, 2020.

20. "Wide Open Spaces" by The Chicks

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"Wide Open Spaces" was released in 1998.Monument

"Wide Open Spaces" was certified 13-times platinum on March 5, 2020.

21. "Whitney" by Whitney Houston

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"Whitney" was released in 1987.Arista

"Whitney" was certified 10-times platinum on October 28, 2020.

22. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" by Lauryn Hill

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"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" was released in 1998.Columbia

"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" was certified 10-times platinum on February 16, 2021.

23. "Falling Into You" by Celine Dion

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"Falling Into You" was released in 1996.Columbia

"Falling Into You" was certified 12-times platinum on March 3, 2021.

24. "Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones

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"Come Away With Me" was released in 2002.Blue Note

"Come Away With Me" was certified 12-times platinum on November 22, 2021.

25. "Daydream" by Mariah Carey

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"Daydream" was released in 1995.Columbia

"Daydream" was certified 11-times platinum on March 27, 2022.

26. "Tapestry" by Carole King

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"Tapestry" was released in 1995.Ode

"Tapestry" was certified 14-times platinum on May 5, 2022.

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