Kane Brown’s ‘Heaven’ Reaches Diamond Certification

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Kane Brown’s ‘Heaven’ achieves diamond RIAA certification, one of only eight country songs to reach this milestone.

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced a new milestone for singer-songwriter Kane Brown, who achieved Diamond certification for his hit single “Heaven.” Brown is one of only eight artists in country music to achieve this milestone, with 10 million certified units in the United States.

Brown was surprised with the news through a heartfelt video from fellow Diamond-certified country stars Luke Combs (“Beautiful Crazy”), Hillary Scott (Lady A’s “Need You Now”), Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise”), and Darius Rucker (“Wagon Wheel”). Other Diamond-certified country songs include Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey,” Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.

“An incredible talent with 23 RIAA certified titles and accolade upon accolade across genres; today, we are thrilled to recognize Kane Brown’s first Diamond for his single, ‘Heaven.’ This enchanting hit has clearly struck a chord with fans — topping 10 million certified units,” said RIAA COO Michele Ballantyne. “Congratulations to Kane, his creative partners, and RCA Nashville team on this rare milestone.”

Named “the future of country music” by Billboard, Kane Brown first broke onto the scene in 2016 with his self-titled debut album, which saw him become the first artist ever to lead all five of Billboard’s main country charts simultaneously. He topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for 13 weeks, earning two of the most-streaming country songs of all time with “Heaven” and “What Ifs.”

His 2018 album, “Experiment,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 all genre list — making him the first country artist in over 24 years to top the chart with a sophomore album. Brown’s multi-song project, “Mixtape Vol. 1.” earned him an ACM Award nomination for Album of the Year in 2021 and an ACM win for Video of the Year.

In 2021, Kane Brown was named on Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list, and was one of 2023’s ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees. This year, he became the first Black artist in history to headline and sell out Boston’s Fenway Park.