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Eminem breaks record for most gold and platinum songs in RIAA history

Baku, March 9, AZERTAC

Weeks after his Super Bowl LVI performance, Eminem has made music history, according to New York Daily News.

The Oscar and Grammy-winning rapper has become the Recording Industry Association of America’s No. 1 awarded act for singles in the 64-year history of the Gold & Platinum program.

The trade organization revealed Tuesday 73.5 million new award units for the Eminem, upping his career haul to at 227.5 million: 166 million single certifications and 61.5 million album certifications.

The “Lose Yourself” lyricist, whose given name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, also becomes one of only seven artists with three or more Diamond-certified albums for sales of at least 10 million units in the United States.

Six of Eminem’s 11 albums recorded via Shady/Aftermath/Interscope are diamond albums.

“These awards recognize Eminem’s unflinching commitment to his craft and the enduring connection he has forged with fans over the last twenty years,” RIAA chief Mitch Glazier said. “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.”

Eminem, 49, had a career breakthrough in 1999 with “The Slim Shady LP, which yielded his first Grammy Award international hit “My Name Is.”

The Detroit native won the 2002 Academy Award for best original song for his song “Lose Yourself” from the semi-biographical movie “8 Mile.” He became the first rapper to receive the award.

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