The sky is blue, water is wet, and Eminem sells records. Now that the obvious is out of the way, let’s move on to congratulating the Detroit emcee on yet another insane accomplishment.
With “Not Afraid” and his “Love the Way You Lie” duet with Rihanna both having surpassed the 10 million mark (in terms of sales and streams online), Eminem has become the first artist to earn not one, but two Digital Diamond Awards.
The RIAA’s Chairman and CEO Cary Sherman offered the following statement in regards to the unprecedented milestone:
“We are delighted to recognize Eminem as the first artist to earn two RISS Digital Diamond Awards. 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.”
Speaking of Eminem and Rihanna, The Monster Tour kicks off his summer. Be sure to check them out in Los Angeles (Aug. 7-8), Detroit (Aug. 16-17) and/or New York (Aug. 22-23).