Eminem continues to cement himself in music history, as he reaches a milestone with two Digital Single Diamond — a first in music history.
The Detroit rapper earned the awards for his “Not Afraid” and “Love The Way You Lie” singles, both of which has surpassed the 10 million threshold in a combination of sales and streams.
“Love The Way You Lie,” which features Rihanna, is 11x platinum, while “Not Afraid” is 10 times platinum.
“We are delighted to recognize Eminem as the first artist to earn two RIAA Digital Diamond Awards,” Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA said in a statement. “This singular achievement — earning a Diamond Award on two separate digital songs — is unparalleled, and we congratulate him on forever etching a mark in Gold & Platinum Program history.”
In addition to the Diamond single mark, Eminem also has two albums that have sold more than 10 million units: 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP and 2002’s The Eminem Show.