On Tuesday, March 8, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced 73.5 million new Gold and Platinum Program certifications for Eminem.
According to the press release, he is the #1 award-winning musician for singles and one of seven artists in any genre or era to have achieved it with three or more Diamond Album Awards.
Eminem’s six combined RIAA Diamond awards further cement his career achievements. His RIAA Award career total has reached 227.5 million. (166 million single certificates and 61.5 million album certificates). source: hiphopdx.
As you may know, his 2005 album Curtain Call: The Hits became the longest-running rap LP in Billboard 200 history in August 2017. Because its LEGEND!!
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📈 73.5 MILLION NEW CERTIFICATIONS
💿 227.5 MILLION TOTAL US CERTIFICATIONS
🏆 #1 MOST AWARDED ARTIST FOR SINGLES
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RIAA Chairman & CEO Mitch Glazier Talks About Eminem
“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 says. “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!”
Vice Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M Steve Berman adds, “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.”
News About Curtain Call: The Hits
According to Billboard, Eminem’s Curtain Call: The Hits climbed from #126 to #8 on the Billboard 200. Thus, it entered the top 10 for the first time since March 2006.
This project debuted at number 1 after it hit the music market in December 2005. It earned nearly 31,000 album-equivalent units after the Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show. On the other hand, there was a 256% increase in sales.
Eminem’s Curtain Call: The Hits contains many hit tracks such as “Lose Yourself”, “Sing for the Moment”, “Mockingbird”, “Stan”. It is an iconic album for rap music as well as a shining treasure in the general music market.