Eminem becomes RIAA's highest-selling artist in history



American rapper, Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, has made history as one of the world’s biggest artists.

The 49-year-old best-selling “rap god” on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, became the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) most certified artist in history.

RIAA in a tweet on Tuesday announced that Slim Shady has amassed a whopping 73.5 million new Gold & Platinum Program certifications for himself.

Eminem according to a press release is now the No. 1 awarded musician for singles in the program’s history and one of only seven artists in any genre or era with three or more Diamond Album Awards.

Eminem’s combined six RIAA Diamond awards add to his already accomplished career.

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With the new 73.5 million award units, his RIAA Award career total comes to 227.5 million (166 million single certifications and 61.5 million album certifications) HipHopDx reports.

The certification was announced after Eminem’s 2005 album Curtain Call: The Hits earned its diamond certification on Tuesday, which is his third album to receive the rare distinction.

Back in August 2017, the album was also declared the longest-running rap LP in the history of the Billboard 200.

“These awards recognize Eminem’s unflinching commitment to his craft and the enduring connection he has forged with fans over the last 20 years,” RIAA Chairman & CEO Mitch Glazier said.

“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,” Vice Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Steve Berman added.

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