Eminem continues to do the impossible for a rap artist.
Today, The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced 73.5 million new Gold & Platinum Program certifications for Eminem. This makes him the most awarded musician for singles in the program’s history.
In addition, his high selling greatest hits album Curtain Call: The Hits has achieved Diamond status for moving more than 10 million copies in the U.S. This makes the Detroit rapper one of only seven artists in any genre or era with three or more Diamond Album Awards.
With 73.5 million new certifications announced today, Eminem’s RIAA Award career total is now 227.5 million – 166 million single certifications and 61.5 million album certifications.
RIAA Chairman & CEO Mitch Glazier says, “These awards recognize Eminem’s unflinching commitment to his craft and the enduring connection he has forged with fans over the last twenty years. With today’s announcement, Eminem becomes the top certified singles artist in our program’s history and adds a rare third Diamond Album to his many creative accomplishments. Congratulations to Eminem and his entire label team who have set the bar higher than ever!”
“Interscope joins Aftermath in congratulating Marshall, Paul, and the entire Shady team on this remarkable achievement. It has been an honor to be part of one of the greatest journeys in the history of recorded music. The most beautiful part of this is it feels like the journey has just begun,” said Steve Berman, Vice Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M.
Curtain Call: The Hits recently creeped back into the top 10 of Billboard 200 following the Super Bowl halftime show where Em performed his smash ‘Lose Yourself’. Last week, The Game said that he’s confident he’s better than Eminem and would beat him in a VERZUZ battle.