The CRIA's Diamond Awards

Welcome to the page that deals exclusively with the Canadian portion of the Diamond awards. A big thank you goes out to Zoe Peler, Gold/Platinum Program Co-ordinator, who was kind enough to E-Mail me the complete (and rather long) list of all the albums certified Double and (single) Diamond by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. The legend is as follows: the numbers in brackets represent the month and year that the album was certified in.

Update: November 28 2008 Oh Canada. When I updated this page in 2005, I figured that might be the last update until November 2007. Well, I was only a year off. Going back a few years, I uncovered four new Diamond albums to throw at you all. Sorry, the possibly two of you who actually care what albums are Diamond in Canada. A hint: 75% are Canadian content. Half of the new certs are by the same female chanteuse. Scroll on down and marvel! See you in three years!

Double Diamond (2 Million)

(Apr. 1984) Michael Jackson, "Thriller"
(Jun. 1995) Fleetwood Mac, "Rumours"
(Jun. 1995) Led Zeppelin, "Led Zeppelin IV"
(Aug. 1995) Pink Floyd, "The Wall"
(Aug. 1995) Meat Loaf, "Bat Out Of Hell"
(Nov. 1996) Alanis Morissette, "Jagged Litte Pill"
(May 1997) The Eagles, "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975"
(Apr. 1999) Shania Twain, "The Woman In Me"
(Jan. 2000) Shania Twain, "Come On Over"
(Mar. 2003) Pink Floyd, "Dark Side Of The Moon"
(Dec. 2004) Shania Twain, "Up!"

Diamond Albums (1 Million)

(May 1978) Fleetwood Mac, "Rumours"
(Jun. 1978) Soundtrack, "Saturday Night Fever"
(Nov. 1978) Soundtrack, "Grease"
(Mar. 1979) Meat Loaf, "Bat Out Of Hell"
(Oct. 1979) Supertramp, "Breakfast In America"
(Nov. 1979) Supertramp, "Crime Of The Century"
(Sep. 1980) Pink Floyd, "Dark Side Of The Moon"
(Jun. 1981) Kenny Rogers, "Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits"
(Dec. 1982) Led Zeppelin, "Led Zeppelin IV"
(Dec. 1983) Michael Jackson, "Thriller"
(May 1984) Culture Club, "Colour By Numbers"
(Nov. 1984) Lionel Richie, "Can't Slow Down"
(Jul. 1985) Bruce Springsteen, "Born In The U.S.A."
(Dec. 1985) Bryan Adams, "Reckless"
(Feb. 1986) Corey Hart, "Boy in The Box"
(Apr. 1986) Dire Straits, "Brothers In Arms"
(Apr. 1986) Phil Collins, "No Jacket Required"
(Mar. 1987) Whitney Houston, "Whitney Houston"
(Jun. 1987) Madonna, "True Blue"
(Jul. 1987) The Eagles, "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975"
(Oct. 1987) Bon Jovi, "Slippery When Wet"
(Oct. 1987) U2, "The Joshua Tree"
(Dec. 1987) Pink Floyd, "The Wall"
(Jan. 1988) The Eagles, "Hotel California"
(Aug. 1988) Soundtrack, "Dirty Dancing"
(Aug. 1988) Huey Lewis and the News, "Sports"
(Oct. 1988) Elton John, "Greatest Hits Vol. 1"
(Nov. 1988) Def Leppard, "Hysteria"
(Oct. 1989) AC/DC, "Back In Black"
(Mar. 1990) Milli Vanilli, "Girl You Know It's True"
(Dec. 1990) Alannah Myles, "Alannah Myles"
(Feb. 1991) New Kids On The Block, "New Kids On The Block"
(Oct. 1991) George Michael, "Faith"
(Nov. 1991) INXS, "Kick"
(Jan. 1992) Soundtrack, "Cocktail"
(Jun. 1992) Bryan Adams, "Waking Up The Neighbors"
(Jun. 1992) ZZ Top, "Eliminator"
(Jul. 1992) Guns N' Roses, "Appetite For Destruction"
(Jul. 1992) Madonna, "Like A Virgin"
(Aug. 1993) Eric Clapton, "Unplugged"
(Sep. 1993) Soundtrack, "The Bodyguard"
(Nov. 1994) Celine Dion, "The Colour Of My Love"
(Mar. 1995) The Beatles, "Abbey Road"
(Mar. 1995) The Beatles, "The Beatles / 1962 - 1966"
(Mar. 1995) The Beatles, "The Beatles / 1967 - 1970"
(Mar. 1995) Ace Of Base, "The Sign"
(May 1995) Billy Ray Cyrus, "Some Gave All
(May 1995) Soundtrack, "The Lion King"
(Jun. 1995) Aerosmith, "Get A Grip"
(Jul. 1995) Garth Brooks, "The Hits"
(Aug. 1995) Soundtrack, "Forrest Gump"
(Sep. 1995) Tom Cochrane, "Mad Mad World"
(Nov. 1995) Green Day, "Dookie"
(Feb. 1996) Shania Twain, "The Woman In Me"
(Mar. 1996) Alanis Morissette, "Jagged Little Pill"
(Mar. 1996) Hootie And The Blowfish, "Cracked Rear View"
(May 1996) Various Artists, "Oh What A Feeling - Juno Awards 25th Anniversary"
(Aug. 1996) The Smashing Pumpkins, "Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness"
(Nov. 1996) Phil Collins, "Face Value"
(Nov. 1996) Celine Dion, "Falling Into You"
(May 1997) Boston, "Boston"
(Aug. 1997) No Doubt, "Tragic Kingdom"
(Nov. 1997) Celine Dion, "Let's Talk About Love"
(Mar. 1998) Soundtrack, "Titanic: Music From The Motion Picture"
(Mar. 1998) Various Artists, "Big Shiny Tunes 2"
(May 1998) Backstreet Boys, "Backstreet Boys"
(May 1998) Backstreet Boys, "Backstreet's Back"
(Jul. 1998) Spice Girls, "Spice"
(Jul. 1998) Celine Dion, "Celine Dion"
(Aug. 1998) Aqua, "Aquarium"
(Aug. 1998) Metallica, "Metallica"
(Sep. 1998) Savage Garden, "Savage Garden"
(Oct. 1998) Sarah MacLachlan, "Surfacing"
(Oct. 1998) Spice Girls, "Spiceworld"
(Jan. 1999) The Tragically Hip, "Up To Here"
(Mar. 1999) Andrea Bocelli, "Romanza"
(Apr. 1999) Shania Twain, "Come On Over"
(Oct. 1999) Backstreet Boys, "Millennium"
(Dec. 1999) Britney Spears, "...Baby One More Time"
(Dec. 1999) Ricky Martin, "Ricky Martin"
(Apr. 2000) Amanda Marshall, "Amanda Marshall"
(May 2000) ABBA, "ABBA Gold"
(July 2000) Santana, "Supernatural"
(Sep. 2000) Barenaked Ladies, "Gordon"
(Nov. 2000) Bon Jovi, "The Best of Bon Jovi: Crossroads"
(Dec. 2000) U2, "Achtung, Baby!"
(Feb. 2001) The Beatles, "1"
(Feb. 2001) Our Lady Peace, "Clumsy"
(Mar. 2001) Guns N' Roses, "Use Your Illusion I"
(Mar. 2001) Nirvana, "Nevermind"
(Dec. 2002) Shania Twain, "Up!"
(May 2003) Avril Lavigne, "Let Go"
(Aug. 2003) Steve Miller Band, "Greatest Hits 1974-78"
(Sep. 2003) Eminem - "The Eminem Show"
(Jan. 2007) The Tragically Hip, "Fully Completely"
(Jan. 2007) Norah Jones, "Come Away With Me"
(Oct. 2007) Celine Dion, "These Are Special Times"
(Oct. 2007) Celine Dion, "All The Way...A Decade of Song"