Detroiter Eminem is not only the first rapper to have TWO diamond albums, but he has done this faster than any artist in the history of music! His albums "The Eminem Show" and "The Marshall Mathers LP" have both sold over 10 million copies. Eminem joins an iconic company of artists like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Whitney Houston, & Led Zeppein to have more than one diamond album. The only rap album to top both of Eminem’s diamond albums in sales is Outkast’s "Speakerboxx/The Love Below" at 11 million. MC Hammer’s "Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em," 2Pac’s "Greatest Hits," and Notorious B.I.G’s "Life After Death" have also gone diamond. The next closest rap albums to diamond certification are the Beastie Boys "Licensed to Ill," Nelly’s "Country Grammar," and 2Pac’s "All Eyez on Me," each selling 9 million copies.
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