On Tuesday, Eminem added a big achievement to his resume in the music industry. He is the most successful member of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The RIAA reported that the musician has received “73.5 million new Gold & Platinum Program certifications.” Eminem is the most awarded artist in the singles category thanks to his accolades.
He is also one of only six musicians from any genre or era to have received more than three Diamond Album Awards.
The RIAA CEO and Chairman Mitch Glazier remarked, “These honors recognize Eminem’s unwavering devotion to his craft and the enduring relationship he has created with fans over the previous twenty years.”
Performance during the Super Bowl
His new piece of history comes just over a month after his halftime performance at the Super Bowl. Eminem made headlines at the time for appearing to take a knee during the performance, which has since been popularized by Colin Kaepernick on NFL team fields as a symbol of protest.
The NFL, according to the ‘New York Post,’ denied any discussions with the rapper prior to the show.
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and 50 Cent were among the guests on the 15-minute broadcast. Snoop Dogg recently said that Jay-Z urged the NFL to let artists stick to their brands or he would terminate their agreement.
Eminem’s status as “one of the most accomplished artists in history” has been reaffirmed, according to the RIAA, with these new certifications. His entire RIAA Awards are currently worth 227.5 million dollars. Eminem has 166 million single certifications and 61.5 million album certifications to his credit.
As you may know, certifications are not automatically updated, therefore artists and relevant representatives must apply for them. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) began tracking digital sales in 2004 and added on-demand streams in 2013.
He won an Academy Award for the song ‘Lose Yourself,’ which was included in the film ‘8 Mile.’ The song was the first hip-hop track to win an Oscar, according to ‘Deadline.’