Eminem has been awarded two Digital Single Diamond Awards, making him the first artist in music history to earn the milestone.
The Detroit rapper earned the awards for his “Not Afraid” and “Love The Way You Lie” singles, which both surpassed the 10 million threshold for 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.”
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.
Eminem and Rihanna are slated to be on The Monster Tourthis summer. It is set to stop in Los Angeles August 7 and 8; Detroit August 16 and 17; and New York August 22 and 23.