Veteran Latin-rockers Santana's Supernatural (1999), which generated nine Grammys, has been honored with the Diamond Award by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The RIAA bestows the Diamond Award to recordings that have shipped 10 million copies. Seventy-nine recordings including Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album, Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill, the Eagles' Hotel California and Michael Jackson's Thriller have earned the award, which was instituted in March 1999.
Supernatural earned the Diamond Award in just less than nine months. Only Garth Brooks, the Backstreet Boys and the "Titanic" soundtrack have reached the 10 million mark faster, according to John Henkel of the RIAA.
On April 8, Santana will celebrate the album's success in Pasadena, Calif., with a concert that organizers hope will feature all the guest artists who played on Supernatural. The album features guitar legend Carlos Santana and his namesake band collaborating with artists such as guitar titan Eric Clapton, hip-hop songstress Lauryn Hill, acoustic guitarist Dave Matthews, folkie-rapper Everlast and Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas.