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Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' reaches RIAA diamond status
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Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’ reaches RIAA diamond status

FILE - In this June 26, 2015 file photo, from left, Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman and Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons appear on NBC's "Today" show in New York. The Recording Industry Association of America said Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" has reached diamond status. "Radioactive" has sold 7.7 million tracks, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The song won a Grammy and spent 87 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” is the longest-running song in the history of the Billboard charts, and it continues to reach new heights: It has hit diamond status.

The Recording Industry Association of America said Tuesday that “Radioactive” joins Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” and “Not Afraid” as a digital diamond success. Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind/The Way You Look Tonight” is the only physical single to accomplish that feat.

RIAA awards diamond plaques to singles and albums that reach 10x platinum status. That once was the equivalent of selling 10 million songs or albums, but has changed since RIAA began incorporating streaming from YouTube, Spotify and others. “Radioactive” has sold 7.7 million tracks, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and the band’s record label, Interscope Records, said the song has been streamed more than 366 million times.

“Radioactive” won a Grammy and spent 87 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

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