List of diamond-certified albums in Canada

The following diamond-certified albums in Canada have sold at least one million units (individual CDs, tapes or LPs) as determined by Canadian Recording Industry Association, the national music recording sales certification agency.[1]

The first million-selling album in Canada was declared in May 1978 as Rumours by the British band Fleetwood Mac. 17 years later, that album was honoured for sales of a second million units.

Diamond albumsEdit

The following albums have sold at least one million units within Canada. This certification has been attained by 18 Canadian albums, representing 11 artists and one compilation album. A Canadian artist, Céline Dion, holds the record for the most diamond albums, having had six albums reach this sales status in Canada.

Artist Album Date certified
Various artists Saturday Night Fever June 1978
Various artists Grease November 1978
Supertramp Breakfast in America October 1979
Supertramp Crime of the Century November 1979
Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits June 1981
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin December 1982
Culture Club Colour by Numbers May 1984
Lionel Richie Can't Slow Down November 1984
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. July 1985
Bryan Adams Reckless December 1985
Corey Hart Boy in the Box February 1986
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms April 1986
Phil Collins No Jacket Required April 1986
Whitney Houston Whitney Houston March 1987
Madonna True Blue June 1987
Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet October 1987
U2 The Joshua Tree October 1987
The Eagles Hotel California January 1988
Various artists Dirty Dancing August 1988
Huey Lewis and the News Sports August 1988
Elton John Greatest Hits Vol. 1 October 1988
Def Leppard Hysteria November 1988
AC/DC Back in Black October 1989
Milli Vanilli Girl You Know It's True March 1990
Alannah Myles Alannah Myles December 1990
New Kids on the Block Hangin' Tough February 1991
George Michael Faith October 1991
INXS Kick November 1991
Various artists Cocktail January 1992
Bryan Adams Waking Up the Neighbours June 1992
ZZ Top Eliminator June 1992
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction July 1992
Madonna Like a Virgin July 1992
Eric Clapton Unplugged August 1993
Whitney Houston/Various artists The Bodyguard September 1993
Celine Dion The Colour of My Love November 1994
The Beatles Abbey Road March 1995
The Beatles 1962–1966 March 1995
The Beatles 1967–1970 March 1995
Ace of Base The Sign March 1995
Billy Ray Cyrus Some Gave All May 1995
Various artists The Lion King May 1995
Aerosmith Get a Grip June 1995
Garth Brooks The Hits July 1995
Various artists Forrest Gump August 1995
Tom Cochrane Mad Mad World September 1995
Green Day Dookie November 1995
Hootie and the Blowfish Cracked Rear View March 1996
Various artists Oh What a Feeling: A Vital Collection of Canadian Music May 1996
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness August 1996
Phil Collins Face Value November 1996
Celine Dion Falling into You November 1996
Boston Boston May 1997
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom August 1997
Celine Dion Let's Talk About Love November 1997
Various artists Titanic March 1998
Various artists Big Shiny Tunes 2 March 1998
Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys May 1998
Backstreet Boys Backstreet's Back May 1998
Spice Girls Spice July 1998
Celine Dion Celine Dion July 1998
Aqua Aquarium August 1998
Metallica Metallica August 1998
Savage Garden Savage Garden September 1998
Sarah McLachlan Surfacing October 1998
Spice Girls Spiceworld October 1998
The Tragically Hip Up to Here January 1999
Andrea Bocelli Romanza March 1999
Backstreet Boys Millennium October 1999
Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time December 1999
Ricky Martin Ricky Martin December 1999
Amanda Marshall Amanda Marshall April 2000
ABBA ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits May 2000
Santana Supernatural July 2000
Barenaked Ladies Gordon September 2000
Bon Jovi Cross Road: Greatest Hits November 2000
U2 Achtung Baby December 2000
The Beatles 1 February 2001
Our Lady Peace Clumsy February 2001
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I March 2001
Nirvana Nevermind March 2001
Avril Lavigne Let Go May 2003
Steve Miller Band Greatest Hits (1974–1978) August 2003
Eminem The Eminem Show September 2003
Norah Jones Come Away with Me January 2007
The Tragically Hip Fully Completely January 2007
Celine Dion These Are Special Times October 2007
Celine Dion All the Way… A Decade of Song October 2007
The Beatles The Beatles Stereo Box Set April 2010
Michael Bublé Christmas December 2014
Adele 25 January 2016

Double Diamond albumsEdit

Double diamond awards are issued to albums that have sold two million units, representing the highest-selling music albums in Canadian history. Only two Canadian artists, Alanis Morissette and Shania Twain, have attained this level of certification; Twain and Pink Floyd are the only two artists to have reached it with more than one album.

Artist Album Date certified
Michael Jackson Thriller 1984-04-01
Eagles Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) 1987-07-30
Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1995-06-27
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1995-06-28
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell 1995-08-31
Pink Floyd The Wall 1995-08-31
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill 1996-11-12
Shania Twain The Woman in Me 1999-04-09
Shania Twain Come on Over 2000-01-21
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon 2003-03-14
Shania Twain Up! 2004-12-21
Adele 21 2018-09-20

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2007-09-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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