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Eminem is the RIAA's most-awarded musician in history

Eminem is officially the most-awarded musician for singles in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Slim Shady has been awarded 73.5 million new certifications from the industry body, and this has moved his career total to 227.5 million, which puts him ahead of everybody else.

As well as Eminem’s new certifications for singles, his 2005 greatest hits album, Curtain Call, has received the RIAA’s Diamond Album Award, which is the rapper’s third in this category.

RIAA Chairman/CEO Mitch Glazier said in a statement: “These awards recognize Eminem’s unflinching commitment to his craft and the enduring connection he has forged with fans over the last twenty years.”

He continued: “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. Congratulations to Eminem and his entire label team who have set the bar higher than ever!”

Meanwhile, Steve Berman, Vice Chairman at Interscope, added: “Interscope joins Aftermath in congratulating Marshall, Paul, and the entire Shady team on this remarkable achievement. It has been an honour 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.”