Eminem Receives Two RIAA Digital Diamond Awards [PHOTO]
Much like his good friend Rihanna, Eminem is seeing diamonds. The Detroit rhymer has achieved another first in his career. He’s the first artist to receive two RIAA Digital Single Diamond Awards for a combined 10 million sales and streams.
Em was given the honor for his two songs “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna, off his 2010 album Recovery. By the way, that album is 4 times platinum with 4.5 millions sales in the U.S. and over 10 million worldwide.
RIAA Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman went on Twitter to formally announce Eminem’s prestigious honor. “Congratulations to @Eminem - the only artist in @RIAA Gold & Platinum history to earn 2 Digital Diamond Awards!” he tweeted.
This is some major news and a crowning achievement for Slim Shady. But judging by the photo, it looks like this is just another day for Em. It seems like the 42-year-old rapper is over it and ready to move on. Come on Em, gives us a smile.
In addition to his two new Digital Diamond song trophies, Eminem has two Diamond album honors for 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP and 2002’s The Eminem Show. When it comes to digital song sales overall, the “Lose Yourself” rapper has sold 31 million tunes among 10 different songs. This achievement places him at No. 6 on the all-time list, behind Kanye West with 31.5 million and ahead of Flo Rida with 29.5 million.
Eminem just released a new single "Phenomenal," which will appear on the soundtrack for the upcoming boxing movie Southpaw. The film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, 50 Cent, Rita Ora and Forest Whitaker, hits theaters on July 24. You can listen to the song below.
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