They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend, and pop princess Katy Perry just earned two!
This week, the Prism songstress became the first ever female artist to earn two RIAA Digital Diamond Awards for her singles "Dark Horse" and "Firework."
Diamond certification signifies more than 10 million sales, counting both song sales and digital streams towards the accomplishment. Both 2013's
"Dark Horse" and 2010's "Firework" received their certification this month.
Perry is currently well on her way to having a few more songs achieve diamond status in the coming years. Prism's "Roar" and Teenage Dream's "ET" are both currently 8x platinum, while "California Gurls" and "Teenage Dream" are 7x platinum.
Earlier this year, "Dark Horse" also became Katy Perry's second music video to hit 1 billion Vevo certified views. With nearly 1.15 billion views,
the video is Perry's most popular to date, and is the fourth most-watched
video in YouTube history. "Dark Horse" was also the most-watched
video overall in 2014.
The visual for "Roar" is not far behind, with an equally impressive 1.1 billion views.
Katy Perry's sales show no signs of slowing down in the near future. The artist recently finished up her multi-leg Prism Tour, which travelled to more than 150 cities over the course of the last year and a half. Perry played her final show with an October 18 performance in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Today (Oct. 30), Katy Perry released a live recording of the concert. The Prismatic World Tour Live highlights Perry's December 2014 performances in Sydney, Australia. The "Fireworks" songstress performed six shows in Sydney's Allphones Arena.
Since she has finished touring the world, it is widely assumed that Perry will return to the studio to work on the fourth studio album, which will follow 2013's Prism.
hoping that the new album has a handful of equally successful singles on it!