Few days ago, Kanye West’s “Stronger” was certified diamond in the United States for selling 10,000,000 units in the country, becoming only the second rapper in history to produce his own diamond single.
Until today, Eminem was only other rapper to produce his own Diamond song, TWICE: “Lose Yourself” and “Not Afraid” are both diamond certified and they are produced by Slim Shady himself. “Love The Way You Lie,” with Rihanna is also diamond but the production credits fully goes to Alex Da Kid.
This mark’s the first ever diamond certification for Kanye West, while Eminem has five diamond certifications. Three for singles and two for albums (The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show)
Reportedly, Curtain Call: The Hits and Recovery albums are also close to diamond certifications.
Kanye West becomes only the 2nd rapper to produce his own Diamond song!
Stronger is now Diamond & produced by Kanye West & Mike Dean (w/ programming from Timbaland)
Eminem is the only other rapper to produce their own Diamond song (twice – Lose Yourself & Not Afraid)
— Hip Hop By The Numbers (@HipHopNumbers) October 7, 2021
Also, check the list of rappers with at least one diamond singles below:
Rappers with at least one diamond song 💎
Black Eyed Peas
Lil Nas X
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) October 7, 2021