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Eminem Sets Record For Most Gold + Platinum Singles

Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, Eminem is officially the highest rated singles artist in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

On Tuesday (3.08) the Recording Industry Association of America confirmed that the, now 50-year old superstar rapper/writer has broken the record for most gold and platinum rated singles in the organization’s history. 

With 73.5 million new award units, the musician now holds 166 million single certifications and 61.5 million album certifications, followed by Drake, who previously held the record at 163.5 million, while Rihanna is third with 151.5 million.

According to RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier “These awards recognize Eminem’s unflinching commitment to his craft and the enduring connection he has forged with fans over the last 20 years.” “Congratulations to Eminem and his entire label team who have set the bar higher than ever.”

“It has been an honor to be part of one of the greatest journeys in the history of recorded music. The most beautiful part of this is it feels like the journey has just begun,” said Steve Berman, Vice Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M.

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Author: Saul Goode

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