Eminem on Tuesday went down in history as the number one musician rated for his songs on the Gold and Platinum program of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with 73.5 million new certifications, bringing his total career to 227.5 millions. Along with the new certifications, the rapper’s summary album in 2005, Curtain Call: The Hits, received the RIAA Diamond Album Award, marking Eminem’s third trophy in the full category.
Eminem’s top career figure represents 166 million singles and 61.5 million certifications, as well as six RIAA Diamond Awards (three for his “single” songs and three for his albums).
“These awards recognize Eminem’s unwavering commitment to his talent and the enduring connection he has established with fans over the past twenty years,” RIAA CEO Mitch Glazier himself said in a statement. “With today’s announcement, Eminem becomes the best certified artist in the history of our program and adds a third rare Diamanti album to his many creative achievements. Congratulations to Eminem and all his label team for putting the bar higher than ever! ” Eminem is one of only seven artists in every genre or era to have received three or more Diamond Album Awards, joining other artists including Garth Brooks, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Shania Twain and Whitney Houston. This trophy is given to artists as their record has sold more than 10 million copies.