Eminem can add another accolade to his extensive resume.
The “Monster” emcee has become the first artist to receive two RIAA digital single diamond awards. Em’s smash records “Love The Way You Lie” and “Not Afraid” have sold over 4.5 million records in the U.S. alone and more than 10 million worldwide, earning their recognition by the Recording Industry Association of America.
This isn’t the first time Eminem has reached diamond status. His critically acclaimed albums The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show both sold over 10 million records, reaching diamond status as well.
RIAA CEO Cary Sherman released a statement regarding Eminem’s milestone:
“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.”
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