Garth Brooks’ 1993 album, In Pieces, was certified for sales of 10 million units (Diamond status) by the RIAA on Aug. 14.
Garth now has nine Diamond-certified albums: Garth Brooks, No Fences, Ropin’ the Wind, The Chase, The Hits, Sevens, Double Live, The Ultimate Hits and In Pieces.
“The crazy thing that I try to…I try to digest in my head is…Garth Brooks, No Fences, Ropin’, The Chase, In Pieces and The Hits—the first six albums of our career—you guys have taken Diamond,” said Garth on his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G, on Aug. 17. “That’s crazy.”
Garth is the only artist—in any genre—to have nine albums certified for sales of 10 million units in the United States. The Beatles are No. 2 on the all-time list with six Diamond-certified albums.
“Now, go ahead—ask me, ask me! What is my favorite Diamond of the nine Diamonds? I’ll tell you right now, The Chase. Hands down,” added Garth. “It was just so loving, so…so forgiving, so patient, so ‘all those beautiful things’ [but] man, did it get the floor wiped up with it with reviews and just…stuff. And so that was the album that really, really was my baby.”
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