Trax needs over 10 million sales to be certified Diamond according to the RIAA
Kanye West has earned his first diamond certification, with ‘Stronger’ crossing the 10 million sales mark earlier this week.
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The track from West’s third album Graduation, released in 2007, has reached the milestone after 14 years.
Sharing the news via Twitter, Def Jam Records said: “Kanye West’s ‘Stronger’ is now @RIAA certified Diamond! Congratulations to Yeezy and the entire team.”
— Def Jam Recordings (@defjam) October 6, 2021
Earlier this year, it was revealed Only 58 songs have been certified Diamond, the Recording Industry Association of America’s highest honor and the equivalent of ten Platinum plaques. Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ fastest track ever by Justin Bieber (“Baby”, “Sorry”), Eminem (“Not Afraid”, “Lose Yourself”), Lady Gaga (“Poker”) The song was Face”, “Bad Romance”) and Drake (“God’s Plan”) have also achieved milestones.
West also recently announced that he is looking to expand his empire in fashion and music.
According to legal documents, the rapper submitted a papermark for the trademark name ‘Donda’ for use on a number of tech products including tablets, smart watches and earphones.
He has also taken similar steps to trademark his name to make Kanye West branded blankets.
Meanwhile, it has been announced that an “intimate” new documentary about West, titled jean yusoComing to Netflix next year.
Jean-Jose It was directed by Cudi Simmons and Chick Ozah and will capture two decades of the rapper’s life and career. It promises to showcase “both his life as a global brand and artist and his early days trying to break into today’s life”.
In other news, Tyler, The Creator recently thanked artists like West for paving the way for him in a speech after the rapper won the inaugural Rock the Bells Cultural Influence Award at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Tyler said before yelling like Missy Elliot, Kanye West, Q-Tip, “I definitely feel like I’ve made my own way, but it’s the people who allowed me to understand that I could do it.” I am the one who prepared the blueprint for it.” , Andre 3000, Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams, Busta Rhymes and Hype Williams.