Eminem is one of the few musicians who can still sell a million records these days, easily. That million mark is known as platinum sales. But, he’s also among an elite group of artists who can boast a diamond-selling album (10 million sold).
He reached that achievement with his third studio album, 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP. Most recently, he repeated the feat with his 2002 album, The Eminem Show, his second diamond disc.
The album reaches 10 million copies sold nearly a decade after it was originally released.
The RIAA confirmed diamond certification for the disc as of March 7, 2011.
The Eminem Show was the rapper’s fourth solo LP, and featured the hit singles, “Without Me,” “Cleanin’ Out My Closet”, and the Aerosmith-sampled “Sing for the Moment.”
His next album closest to the 10 million sold mark is 2004’s Encore, which sits at over 7 million sold. His most recent LP, Recovery, has sold nearly 3.7 million, domestically, since dropping last year.