This Is Every Hip-Hop Song That Has Gone Diamond in Music History
There are several of your favorite hip-hop songs that have achieved diamond status—10 million sold or more—according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). For these celebratory diamonds, here are the official tracks released by rappers that hit the achievement—no features on other artists' songs.
Back in 2019, Post Malone's anthemic song “Congratulations” reached diamond certification. It was the rapper’s first diamond-certified single of his career, and Post has since gone on to become the first rapper to ever nab a 2x Diamond track with "Sunflower." The single, which features Swae Lee, was certified 2X Diamond in February of 2024. In 2019, Posty joined fellow rappers Juicy J, T.I., OutKast, Tupac Shakur and Drake who have also reached diamond status for either features on a song, their own albums or a song they released during their careers.
Speaking of Drizzy, his 2018 track, “God’s Plan,” is 16 times platinum as of 2024, and was the Canadian rapper’s first solo diamond certification as well. In the years since, Drake has also secured diamond placards for his assistance on Travis Scott's song "Sicko Mode," which reached diamond status in December of 2020, as well as "Hotline Bing" and "Once Dance" in 2016.
Meanwhile, Eminem also holds the unique distinction of being a rapper to have three songs that went diamond. The Detroit rhymer nabbed a diamond trophy for his Oscar-winning song “Lose Yourself,” from his 8 Mile soundtrack, in 2018. Next, “Not Afraid," from his Recovery album, earned him a diamond plaque back in 2014, and the Rihanna-assisted hit “Love the Way You Lie," has so far reached 13 million in 2022, and was officially certified diamond in 2013.
Another member of the Diamond Club is Lil Nas X. The Atlanta rapper's ubiquitous single "Old Town Road" is the fastest song in history to be certified diamond, which earned the distinction in 2019. The country-rap song, which has remixes featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug and others, is currently at 17 million in 2022.
Another artist who has a diamond plaque is Wiz Khalifa. The Pittsburgh, Pa. rapper’s track, "See You Again" featuring Charlie Puth, is currently at a billion streams. Wiz first earned the diamond honor for the song in 2018. The accompanying music video is among the top five most-watched videos in YouTube history with well over 6 billion views.
With streaming the go-to way for music fans to listen to songs, more artists reaching the diamond achievement is on the horizon. In the meantime, check out all the rappers whose hip-hop songs they've released have reached diamond status below.