Re: Adele's album 21 is now DIAMOND!!!
Her being white boost record sales from being the usual 1-3 million to 10 million. That's what Longshot is trying to say. Yeah, she would have been a multi-platinum seller if she was black but the sales wouldn't skyrocket that high.
I already mentioned Beyonce, who's arguably the biggest pop female artist of the past decade and her biggest seller in the States was only 4 million.
Em is another example. He's great but there's a reason why he has four albums that sold 5+ millions and two of which went over 10 million.