EMINEM SETS RECORD FOR MOST GOLD AND PLATINUM-CERTIFIED SINGLES BY AN ARTIST IN RIAA HISTORY
Written by Max1023fm on March 10, 2022
Another major achievement for American rapper Eminem as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced seventy-three point five million new Gold & Platinum Program certifications for the 49-year-old rapper. Meaning he 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.
This new certification comes as 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.
Just so you know, the 2002 album, The Eminem Show is certified 12x-platinum, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) sits at 11x-platinum, and all of Eminem’s other studio albums, including the 2011’s Recovery, are certified platinum or gold.
Eminem’s singles, both “Lose Yourself” from the 2002 ‘8 Mile’ soundtrack and “Love The Way You Lie” with Rihanna have 13x-platinum certifications. In his career of over two decades, Eminem has collected six new platinum singles and 21 gold singles.
According to RIAA Chairman & CEO Mitch Glazier, he said, “These awards recognize Eminem’s unflinching commitment to his craft and the enduring connection he has forged with fans over the last 20 years.”