Southpaw Congratulates Eminem for being the only artist in RIAA Gold & Platinum Awards Program history to earn two Digital Diamond Awards. Check more info on Eminem’s RIAA Accolades below:
RIAA & Eminem Accolades
• Eminem is the only artist in RIAA Gold & Platinum history to earn two Digital Diamond Awards.
• RIAA has awarded some 120 total Diamond Awards in the past 15 years, and Eminem has earned the fourth most Diamonds of any artist. (Garth Brooks and Led Zeppelin have earned six, The Beatles have five and Eminem has four). Great company to be in!
• Eminem has four total Diamond Awards: two Digital Diamonds for songs “Not Afraid” (Shady, Aftermath/Interscope 2010) and “Love The Way You Lie” (Aftermath/Interscope, 2011) featuring Rihanna, and two more Diamonds for albums “The Marshall Mathers LP” (Aftermath/Interscope, 2000) and “The Eminem Show” (Aftermath/Interscope, 2002).
• RIAA has awarded 10 Diamond rap titles and four of those Diamond rap titles are Eminem’s, the other six are: 2 Pac’s “All Eyez On Me” (1996) and “Greatest Hits” (1998), Hammer’s “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em (1990), ”Notorious B.I.G.’s (Biggy’s) “Life After Death” (1997), Beastie Boys’ “Licensed To Ill” (1986) and Outkast’s “SpeakerBoxx/The Love Below” (2003).
• Eminem’s career RIAA album awards represent more than 37 million sold, across nine album releases, in the United States, while his digital single certifications surpass the 31 million threshold, counting downloads and streams and spanning 10 separate songs.
• Officially launched in 1958, the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program expanded in 1999 to include a Diamond Award honoring U.S. sales of 10 million or more copies of an album or single. The RIAA established its Digital Single Award in 2004, and in 2013 RIAA added music streams to its Digital Single Award to better reflect artists’ commercial success in a transformative music marketplace.
Photo: Eminem and Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA
Photo Credit: Jenny Risher