Tupac’s 1996 classic double-album, All Eyez On Me, has earned diamond certification, according to the RIAA.
The multi-platinum album boasts hits like “California Love (Remix),” “How Do U Want It” and “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted.” It reaches the 10 times platinum mark 18 years after its initial release.
Despite its success, All Eyez On Me less than stellar reviews when released. Rolling Stone awarded the album a 3 out of 5 stars, though it did say: “Even as a garden-variety thug, 2Pac shows more skill than most. He deserves to have all eyes — and ears — on him.”
Entertainment Weekly gave the album a B+. “Shakur has often made more compelling courtroom appearances (and movies) than records, but All Eyez on Me changes that dramatically,” EW said at the time. “Shakur belongs on Death Row — the rap hit-factory label, that is, which is also home to Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg. With a slew of producers, including Dre and nearly a dozen disciples of his g-funk sound, the album swings nonstop for over two rambunctious hours.”