Hello there! The RIAA has awarded Train's 'Hey, Soul Sister' a Diamond certification.
The Recording Industry Association of America has certified Train's 2009 single "Hey, Soul Sister" as a diamond as of April 7.
The song "Hey, Soul Sister" was released on August 11, 2009, but it first premiered on Billboard the day before. It was the rock band's first single in over three years, as well as the first from their fifth album Save Me, San Francisco. The song's diamond status indicates that it has sold ten million copies. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, one comparable album unit equals one digital song sale or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams.
In a separate statement released through Anti Music, Train frontman Pat Monahan took a "weird ride" down memory lane to focus on the song's current success. He wrote, "Hey, Soul Sister being the 49th song certified as a diamond record is such an incredible honor." "Thank you to anyone who has a copy. We all adore and admire you. What an odd journey it's been. Let's hope we'll all be able to get together soon so we can all party and sing this song loudly and together. Pat, I love you."
On April 9, 2010, the song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, 11 years ago. On Billboard's Adult Contemporary, Adult Top 40 Airplay, Rock Digital Song Sales, and Digital Song Sales charts, "Hey, Soul Sister" was a No. 1 success. It topped the AC radio airplay chart for a record 22 weeks, tying it with Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" and Maroon 5's "Girls Like You." In 2011, the group received their second Grammy Award for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals for a live version of "Hey, Soul Sister." The members had previously won their first Grammy for best rock song for "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" nine years prior.