Tupac's "All Eyez On Me" Earns Diamond Certification From RIAA

posted Friday August 01 ,2014 at 12:00PM CDT | 93 comments

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Tupac's "All Eyez On Me" goes ten times platinum 18 years after its release.

Tupac's 1996 album, All Eyez On Me, has earned diamond certification, according to the RIAA. 

The album, which features "California Love (Remix)," "How Do U Want It," "Life Goes On" and "2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted," among other hits, has gone 10 times platinum 18 years after its initial release. 

When it was released, All Eyez On Me earned less than perfect reviews. Rolling Stone awarded the album a 3 out of 5. "Even as a garden-variety thug, 2Pac shows more skill than most," Rolling Stone said at the time. "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."

In 2006, HipHopDX called All Eyez On Me Tupac's definitive album. 

"More than any of his other efforts, 'Pac contradicted himself like crazy here," HipHopDX said at the time. "But it was those contradictions within himself that made him the icon that he is today. Hip Hop has always been about the good, the bad and the ugly and Pac showed us the full the spectrum here. To this day is remains his definitive work." 

For more on Tupac, view the DX Daily below.

 

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  • John Davidson
    Free 2pac celebration with (Only God Can Judge Me Producer) https://www.facebook.com/events/709026959169228/
  • Anonymous
    2Pac, OutKast, and Biggie all needed double albums to go diamond, otherwise they would only be 5x platinum. Complain all you want but it's true. Eminem went diamond twice with two single disc albums.
  • Anonymous
    First of all it's counted as 2 because it costs more then a single album. Biggies life after death when it came out cost almost double every other album Biggies life after death went diamond 15 years ago. It has sold 17 million copies which is the record for hip hop alongside mc hammer and OUTKAST. Technically yes it only sold 8.5 million physical copies. But when your paying more and getting a double disc your paying for each disc separate that's why it's counted as double. Biggie, mc hammer, outkast, Eminem and now 2pac are only rappers to go diamond in the u.s
    • Anonymous
      17 mill? Source or GTFO And 2Pac already went diamond years ago with Greatest Hits (also a double album)
  • niga
    All Eyez on Me is a double album, so for real this sold 5 million
    • Anonymous
      Back in 96 I payed $40 dollars for it. Double what every other album cost. That's why it's counted twice. Your getting twice the material and paying double the amount. It can't be counted as one album when it's 2.
  • Anonymous
    I seen a troll say 50 is not diamond.50 was in the 8mil since 2008 dat nigga been diamond since 2012
  • googleMYname
    I would normally say for someone that has dies R.I.P but I'll just leave it at R??.I???.P???? ;p he is def imho the G.O.A.T though, much love.
  • Anonymous
    Some niggas are alive and barely go platinum, this nigga 6 feet deep and already have 2 diamond albums lmao
    • A
      stop glorifying death silly nigga
  • Boston hip hop fan
    The hiphopdx trolls won't let up for nothing and that's why this site is notorious for it's awful comment section. Salute to Tupac one of the greatest ever.
    • A
      suck on a nigga dick white girl
  • Dreamvillain
    Cole World!
  • A
    GUESS WHAT BITCHES. THIS IS A DOUBLE ALBUM JUST TO PUMP THE FIGURES. 1 COPY COUNTS AS 2 IN THE CHARTS!!! IT REALLY ONLY SOLD 5 MILL!!!! MARSHALL MATHERS HAS 3 DIAMOND ALBUMS THAT ARE SINGLE CDS. WHITE BOY STAY WINNIN!!!!!
    • Anonymous
      What's his third diamond album? I know MMLP and Eminem Show went diamond.
  • A
    YG IS THE ONLY NIGGA THAT CAN MATCH THIS ALBUM. IM NOT SAYING HE DID IT ALREADY BUT HE HAS IT IN HIM!!! HE'S THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN GIVE U THAT WEST COAST FEEL IN TODAYS MODERN AGE
    • Anonymous
      Get the fuck outta here. YG sucks and he'll never be like Pac. The nigga can barely sell units.
    • Young Guwop
      You must be 15 saying some bullshit like that.
  • geminiman7
    This nigga 'Pac staying relevant...consistently, 18 years later LOL. #TheBarCantBeTouched
    • A
      shut the fuck up. everybody wants to dick ride him cuz he is the first big-time rapper that got shot and murdered which they all idolize. THIS IS A DEATH CULT!! THEY ARE IDOLIZING DEATH!!!!
  • Anonymous
    Crazy that Eminem and MC Hammer are the only two to go diamond off single disc albums. The rest were double disc albums. Can't even imagine double disc albums nowadays with the quality of hip-hop albums being so low. Only a couple rappers that could really pull it off. Hopefully someday "Licensed To Ill" will hit diamond
    • Anonymous
      nelly went diamond
    • gr
      50 Cent. x2.
    • the faggot above me is wrong
      grodt = 8mil massacre = 5mil
    • John the D
      That's right. Some people aren't smart enough to notice the difference between "world-wide sales" and "US sales"
  • Mortis
    10 mic album fuck a iggy izela
  • Anonymous
    http://www.datpiff.com/Lungs-Labotomy-mixtape.622105.html
  • Anonymous
    Greatest Ever!!!!!
  • Johnny-Storm
    ANDRES TARDIO is a complete fool for the way he wrote this article, "earned less than perfect reviews" stupid, in stead of celebrating the achievement. Also someone should remind Mr Tardio, in 2004, Rolling STone awarded the album 5 stars in an updated review. It also recieved 5 mics from the source and numerous Great Reviews. On a side note the album sold over 10 million almost a decade ago FYI. It was 9x Platinum in 1999 for gods sake. Its sold closer to 15 million by now. The label just never paid to receive the certification.
    • Im smarter than Johnnystorm
      Labels don't pay for certification bud. You are just typing out of drunken emotion. You look like an idiot.
    • A
      you're not the first to point out that the label didnt pay for certification until recently. they're doing it to promo the upcoming movie. ive seen sales figures of this album a few years ago and it was still selling tens of thousands a week.
    • Anonymous
      No it went diamond this year. Not sure why you're making up numbers. It did sell 9,000,000 copies by '98, 2 years after its release. Between then and now it sold another million copies and went diamond. You sir, are the fool.
    • Anonymous
      The Soure is wack ass shit. AEOM is filler. Do you homework. Magazine like the source are bitches. Best Pac work is MATW and the rest of Pac was mediocre.
    • A
      dont know the fuck yall talking about it's been selling a mill a week since the broadway musical dropped
    • Anonymous
      labels do pay to get certified and they often won't do it because they see it as unecessary. bone thugs is another group with an uncertified diamond cut
    • Anonymous
      This album most definitely sold 10 mill by at least 1999. they only certified it diamond now cuz of the movie
  • Anonymous
    Gotta give credit were credit is due. This was a great album.
  • Leona
    yes, All Eyez on Me is a classic! I just couldn't get down with his group the outlawz. I was never feeling them.
  • Anonymous
    wow even a retard crack baby can go diamond
  • jay
    man all eyez on me is church for real I was only 9 or 10 when it came out but listen to that shit when you hit your 20's or 30's and you b like damn
    • A
      if you grown then talk like a grown man
  • Tony Montana
    PAC is the greatest I'm high watchin Goodfellas