Drake has surpassed fellow rapper and Detroit superstar Eminem as the highest-selling singles artist in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America.
Eminem was named a Diamond King by the RIAA ( Recording Industry Association of America) earlier this year for selling 166 million records in the United States, making him the most awarded musician for singles in the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum certifications ever.
Drizzy’s career-high streak reached a new high on Thursday (December 8), when the RIAA revealed that the Canadian rapper had sold 184 million records as a lead artist.
“Drake is now the highest certified singles artist in RIAA history,” reads the official announcement. “Passing Eminem (184 million units as a lead).”
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.@Drake is now the highest certified singles artist in @RIAA history, passing @Eminem (184 million units as a lead).
— chart data (@chartdata) December 8, 2022
Drizzy’s epic RIAA collection includes two diamond certifications for “Hotline Bling” and “One Dance,” both of which have sold at least 10 million units in the United States, and, of course, “God’s Plan” which received 15 Platinum certifications.
Despite losing his number-one spot in the songs category, Eminem is still the best-selling record rapper with over 61.5 million album certifications.