Eminem is the first artist to receive two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards. He made this possible with 10 million combined sales and/or streams for his hit “Not Afraid,” a track from his 2010 album Recovery. In addition, he based the 11 million mark for his song “Love the Way You Lie” which features Rihanna.
RIAA Chairman/CEO Cary Sherman expressed her delight with the honorable rapper.
“We are delighted to recognize Eminem as the first artist to earn two RIAA Digital Diamond Awards. This singular achievement – earning a Diamond Award on two separate digital songs – is unparalleled, and we congratulate him on forever etching a mark in Gold & Platinum Program history.”
In case that wasn't enough to prove Slim Shady's greatness, here is a list of his other accomplishments.
- Two 10x multi-Platinum Diamond certified albums: 2000’s "The Marshall Mathers LP" and 2002’s The Eminem Show both on Aftermath/ Interscope.
- His is the No. 44 on the all-time RIAA list of 'Top Selling Artists,' with more than 37 million sold in the U.S.
- His digital single certifications recently bypassed the 31 million mark, counting downloads and streams and spanning 10 separate songs, which places him No. 6 on the all-time list.
-His most recent album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, has sold 2.1 million according to Nielsen SoundScan since its November, 2013, release.
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