Contact Us

Eminem’s 2002 Album, ‘The Eminem Show,’ Goes Diamond

If you’ve been following the music industry over the last decade, you already know that earning a platinum record (one million sold) takes a perfect combination of hits, hype and marketing. Going diamond, which is selling 10 million, is nearly unthinkable outside of legacy artists such as Michael Jackson. Yet Eminem somehow has done it again. The ever-popular Detroit rapper just scored his second diamond disc with 2002’s ‘The Eminem Show’ nearly a decade after it was originally released.

The RIAA confirms the diamond certification for the disc as of March 7, 2011. Em, real name Marshall Mathers, also scored a diamond record for his breakout ‘Marshall Mathers LP,’ which was released back in 2000. His next closest, ‘Encore,’ sits around 7 million sold, while his most recent effort ‘Recovery’ is inching closer to 4 million total sales in less than a year.

‘The Eminem Show,’ the rapper’s fourth solo LP, features hits like ‘Without Me,’ ‘Cleanin’ Out My Closet’ and the Aerosmith-sampling ‘Sing for the Moment.’ It also featured a more reflexive and lighthearted persona for the rapper. While previous efforts had focused on how the outside world had messed-up Em’s life outlook, ‘The Eminem Show’ was his first disc to really examine the concept of celebrity and what it was like to live inside the mind of America’s most controversial rapper at the time.

Watch Eminem’s ‘Without Me’ from ‘The Eminem Show’
if(typeof AOLVP_cfg===’undefined’)AOLVP_cfg=[];AOLVP_cfg.push({id:’AOLVP_74995539001′,’codever':0.1,’autoload':false,’autoplay':false,’displaymnads':true,’playerid':’89761511001′,’videoid':’74995539001′,’width':476,’height':357,’playertype':’inline’,’stillurl':’dynamic’,’videolink':’#’,’videotitle':’dynamic’,’videodesc':”});

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!