Five Facts About Eminem's Digital Sales

Eminem with RIAA CEO Carey Sherman
Eminem and RIAA CEO, Cary Sherman

It’s Lonely at the Top…

1. Eminem is the only artist in RIAA Gold & Platinum history to earn two Digital Diamond Awards.

Good Company

2. The RIAA has awarded some 120 total Diamond Awards in the past 15 years, and Eminem has earned the fourth most Diamonds of any artist. (Garth Brooks and Led Zeppelin have earned six, The Beatles have five and Eminem has four).

Rackin’ Up

3 Eminem has four total Diamond Awards: two Digital Diamonds for songs “Not Afraid” (Shady, Aftermath/Interscope 2010) and “Love The Way You Lie” (Aftermath/Interscope, 2011) featuring Rihanna
Two more Diamonds for albums “The Marshall Mathers LP (Aftermath/Interscope, 2000) and “The Eminem Show” (Aftermath/Interscope, 2002).


4. RIAA has awarded 10 Diamond rap titles and four of those Diamond rap titles are Eminem’s, the other six are: 2 Pac’s “All Eyez On Me” (1996) and “Greatest Hits” (1998), Hammer’s “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em (1990), ”Notorious B.I.G.’s (Biggy’s) “Life After Death” (1997), Beastie Boys’ “Licensed To Ill” (1986) and Outkast’s “SpeakerBoxx/The Love Below” (2003).

Big Numbers

5. Eminem’s career RIAA album awards represent more than 37 million sold, across nine album releases, in the United States, while his digital single certifications surpass the 31 million threshold, counting downloads and streams and spanning 10 separate songs.

Source: RIAA