Already America’s best-selling solo artist, country superstar Garth Brooks is now the first musician with seven diamond albums.
The Recording Industry Association of America announced last Wednesday (Sept. 21) that Brooks’ 2007 The Ultimate Hits has sold 10 million copies. The two-CD compilation with bonus DVD of music videos joins his six previous diamond albums: No Fences, Garth Brooks, Double Live, Sevens, The Hit and Ropin’ the World.
Brooks has surpassed The Beatles, who have six diamond releases, but the Fab Four outrank him in total number of certified units sold.
Brooks’ wife, Trisha Yearwood, with whom he’s been on tour since 2014, announced the accomplishment at his Sept. 23 show in Fresno, California.
The country icon said he will release a new single Oct. 13 from his in-the-works upcoming album.