Just four years after it was first released, Lorde’s breakout single “Royals” has been certified diamond in the U.S. after moving 10 million units. The New Zealand-born singer-songwriter first released “Royals” as a free download (which is almost impossible to believe at this point), and it didn’t take long before she and those she works with realized they had something truly special on their hands. The odd pop song quickly made its way onto singles charts all around the world, and over a period of months, it worked its way up, eventually peaking at No. Once “Royals” had peaked at the top, Lorde was a certified star, and her debut album Pure Heroine not only broke into the top 10, it spun off another big hit, “Team,” which peaked at No. “Royals” is now one of three singles that have earned diamond certifications in 2017 alone.