Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’ Receives RIAA Digital Diamond Award

Lady Gaga is the first woman to receive the Recording Industry Association of America’s Digital Diamond Award.

It would appear that a lot of people purchased the single “Bad Romance” since its release back in 2009. In fact, Lady Gaga moved enough copies of the song to qualify for a very significant award from the RIAA. She’s also the first female recording artist to add this honor to her shelf of career-spanning accomplishments.

According to the Guardian Liberty Voice, the controversial performer has officially sold over 10,000,000 digital copies of “Bad Romance.” To properly recognize this accomplishment, the officials for the aforementioned association sent over the Digital Diamond Award. Not surprisingly, Mother Monster was quite excited about the situation.

She recently shared the good news with her millions of followers on Twitter.

“With this award, Lady Gaga joins a prestigious and exclusive list of Gold and Platinum luminaries. ‘Bad Romance’ is one of the most popular and iconic songs of the last decade. We are honoured to present Lady Gaga with a Diamond Award,” RIAA chairman and CEO Cary Sherman explained.

According to the Business of Cinema, Mother Monster was presented with the award during her recent performance at the Washington, D.C. Verizon Centre. Other musicians who previously received this prestigious honor include The Beatles, Justin Bieber, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, The Eagles, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Kid Rock, Led Zeppelin, and Madonna, among others.

If you want to help celebrate Lady Gaga’s accomplishment, then grab a ticket and head to one of the shows during her Artpop Ball tour. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the singer’s work, The Morning Call reports that Gaga definitely puts on an elaborate show.

Writer Jodie Duckett explained:

“Confetti flew during half the songs. Laser lights fired throughout the arena. Buff male and female dancers in peculiar costumes that seemed straight of of the proverbial rabbit hole danced/cavorted up and down the catwalk that extended halfway through the floor, where young people danced, hands in the air.”

Are you surprised that Lady Gaga is the first female recording artist to win the RIAA’s Digital Diamond Award?

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