Eminem First To Receive Two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards
Eminem is the first artist to receive two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards, marking sales and streams of more than 10 million.
Em picked up the honor for “Not Afraid,” a track from his 2010 album Recovery, to go along with the 11x multi-platinum single “Love the Way You Lie” (featuring Rihanna), from the same release, which has sold 4.5 milion copies in the U.S. and more than 10 million worldwide.
In addition to two Diamond song honors, Eminem also has two 10x multi-Platinum Diamond certified albums: 2000’s "The Marshall Mathers LP" and 2002’s "The Eminem Show". His career RIAA album awards represent more than 37 million sold in the U.S., placing him at No. 44 on the all-time RIAA list of “Top Selling Artists,” just behind Bob Dylan and ahead of Backstreet Boys, while his digital single certifications now surpass the 31 million mark, counting downloads and streams and spanning 10 separate songs, which places him No. 6 on the all-time list, behind Kanye West (31.5m) and ahead of Flo Rida (29.5m).