The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced 73.5 million new certifications for Eminem’s Gold and Platinum Program.
The Detroit rapper also joined a prestigious list as one of seven musicians in any musical genre or era with three or more Diamond Albums.
Record Recorder: Eminem made history when he received 73.5 million new certifications from the Gold and Platinum Program, making him the most honored individual musical artist in RIAA history; He watched his performance at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in February 2020
Eminem (born Marshall Bruce Mathers III), 49, is already considered among the best-selling music artists of all time.
But new certifications have propelled him to the top, into a league of his own, in terms of singles.
With 73.5 million new certified units, Eminem is now the number one solo artist in gold and platinum history! 166 million individual award career! InterscopeShadyRecords #Aftermath http://bit.ly/3pO9Vvo RIAA shared on Twitter on Tuesday.
The RIAA also broke down his all-time career numbers in another tweet, while also acknowledging another award for his most successful debut album.
March @Eminem #RIAATopCertified Total Now 227.5 Million – 166 Million Singles Units + 61.5 Million Album Units! The album “Curtain Call: The Hits” is now diamond as well; Marshall pushed to 6[Diamondss!Embedtweet[diamondss!@Interscope@ShadyRecords#Aftermath'[Diamondss!تضمينالتغريدة[diamondss!@Interscope@ShadyRecords#Aftermath’
Top in singles: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announces 73.5 million new units of Eminem, putting him to the top of the singles list
His six RIAA Diamond Awards combined – three albums and three singles – only cemented his place as one of the most accomplished artists in history.
“These awards recognize Eminem’s unwavering commitment to his craft and the enduring relationship he has forged with fans over the past 20 years,” RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier said in a statement. compound.
With today’s announcement, Eminem has become the best certified single artist in our show history and adds a rare diamond third album to his many creative accomplishments. Congratulations to Eminem and the entire tag team who set the standards higher than ever! ”
Massive: With the new approved units, the hip-hop legend now has a total of 227.5 million units, which is divided into 166 million singles and 61.5 albums.
The RIAA first launched the Gold and Platinum Awards program in 1958 to honor the sales achievement of artists.
To reach gold certification for both singles and albums in the US, an artist must reach 500,000 units; 1,000,000 units of platinum; multi-platinum is 2,000,000 plus; and 10,000,000 to reach the diamond.
Since 2013, streaming songs in the US is critical for singles certification with 150 streams equivalent to one unit sold.
Since February 2016, the RIAA has included on-demand audio and video streams and the track’s selling equivalent at Gold and Platinum Album Award. The software will calculate both sales and streaming for individual and album certifications.
Super Bowl Halftime Show: 73.5 million new units come on the heels of Eminem’s performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show on February 13, 2022
Triumphant: Detroit rapper joins fellow hip-hop legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige
Eminem’s career dates back to his debut album – Infinite – which fell in November 1996.
The hip-hop legend began experiencing massive success when he took over the alternate character Slim Shady, along with his appointment of Dr. Dre as co-producer and rapper for his second studio album – The Slim Shady LP (1999).
In all, the rapper released 11 studio singles, the last of which was Music To Be Murdered By (2020), produced by Eminem and Dr Dre, among several others.
Historic career: During his career dating back to his debut studio album Infinite (1996), the Slim Shady star released 11 studio albums. Watched in Los Angeles in 1999
“Typical beer trailblazer. Hipster-friendly web buff. Certified alcohol fanatic. Internetaholic. Infuriatingly humble zombie lover.”