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Drake surpasses Eminem to become most selling artist for singles




Image: Drake & Eminem

Earlier this year The Recording Industry Association of America crowned Eminem a Diamond King as he became the number-one awarded musician for singles in the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum certifications history, for selling 166 million singles in the United States.

“These awards recognize Eminem’s unflinching commitment to his craft and the enduring connection he has forged with fans over the last twenty years. With today’s announcement, Eminem becomes the top certified singles artist in our program’s history and adds a rare third Diamond Album to his many creative accomplishments. Congratulations to Eminem and his entire label team who have set the bar higher than ever!” said RIAA Chairman/CEO Mitch Glazier in a press-released statement.

Today, it was announced that Drake surpassed Eminem’s single sales and the Canadian rapper is now highest certified singles artist in RIAA history with 184 million units sold as a lead artist. Eminem still remains the number one best selling album rapper of all time with 61.5 million album certifications.

Check the announcement below: