The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced 73.5 million new Gold and Platinum Program certifications for Eminem.
The recent spike, which follows his recent performance on the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige, now makes him the most awarded singles music artist. of the RIAA. history, according to Variety.
The Detroit rapper also joined a prestigious list as one of seven musicians from any musical genre or era with three or more Diamond Album Awards.
Record-setter: Eminem made history by receiving 73.5 million new Gold and Platinum Program certifications, making him the most awarded music artist for singles in RIAA history; he was seen performing at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in February 2020
Eminem (born Marshall Bruce Mathers III), 49, was already considered one of the best-selling musical artists of all time.
But the new certifications pushed him to the top, in a league of his own, in singles terms.
‘With 73.5 million NEW units certified, @Eminem is now the #1 single artist in gold and platinum history! 166 MILLION Unique Career Rewards! @Interscope @ShadyRecords #Aftermath http://bit.ly/3pO9Vvo’, the RIAA shared on Twitter on Tuesday.
The RIAA also broke down her all-time career numbers in another tweet, while acknowledging another accolade for her debut greatest hits album.
‘@Eminem’s #RIAATopCertified career total is now 227.5 million – 166 million unique units + 61.5 million album units! The album “Curtain Call: The Hits” is also now Diamond; pushing Marshall to 6[[email protected]@ShadyRecords#Aftermath'[[email protected]@ShadyRecords#Aftermath'[[email protected]@ShadyRecords#Conséquences'[[email protected]@ShadyRecords#Aftermath’
Top Singles: The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced Eminem’s 73.5 million new units, which propelled him to the top of the singles chart
Eminem’s combined six RIAA Diamond awards – three albums and three singles – only cement his place among 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 twenty years,” RIAA President and CEO Mitch Glazier said in a statement. communicated, reported by Complex.
“With today’s announcement, Eminem becomes the top certified single 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 set the bar higher than ever!’
Massive: With the new certified units, the hip-hop legend now has a total of 227.5 million units, which breaks down into 166 million singles and 61.5 albums.
The RIAA first launched the Gold and Platinum Awards program in 1958 to recognize artists’ achievements in sales.
To achieve gold certification for singles and albums in the United States, an artist must reach 500,000 units; 1,000,000 units for platinum; multi-Platinum is 2,000,000 plus; and 10,000,000 to reach the diamond.
As of 2013, song streaming in the United States counts towards singles certification with 150 streams equaling 1 unit sold.
And since February 2016, the RIAA includes on-demand audio and video streams and a sale of titles equivalent to Gold and Platinum Album Award. The program will count both sales and streams for single and album certifications.
Super Bowl halftime show: The 73.5 million new units follow Eminem’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show on February 13, 2022
Triumphant: The Detroit rapper joined fellow hip-hop legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige
Eminem’s career dates back to his debut studio album – Infinite – which dropped in November 1996.
The hip-hop legend began to see huge mainstream success when he took on alter-ego Slim Shady, as well as his recruitment of Dr. Dre as co-producer and guest rapper, for his second studio album – The Slim Shady LP (1999).
In all, the rapper has released 11 solo studio albums, the most recent being Music To Be Murdered By (2020), which was produced by Eminem and Dr Dre, among several others.
Career history: During his career, which dates back to his debut studio album Infinite (1996), the Slim Shady star has released 11 studio albums; we see him in Los Angeles in 1999