RIAA: 'Baby' first diamond single by male artist - Pop Overdose
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The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), reported that from now they will be including streaming into their Gold and Platinum certifications, using a formula of 100 streams being equivalent to one download. This includes streams from on-demand audio and video services like Spotify, Xbox Music, MTV.com, VEVO, Yahoo! Music, YouTube and more.
With the launch of this new program, RIAA awarded ‘Baby’ with new Platinum certifications. Making the ‘Baby’ the first single by a male artist to go Diamond (with a total 12 Platinum certifications)