"Country Grammar" becomes the 9th hip hop album ever to sell 10 million records.
A big shoutout to Nelly, whose debut album Country Grammar was certified DIAMOND (10 million records sold) by the RIAA as of July 21, 2016. RIAA awarded Nelly his diamond plaque Monday night at a Musicians On Call event in Philadelphia.
Released in 2000, Country Grammar becomes only the ninth album in hip hop history to be certified diamond. Here are the other eight:
2Pac ‘All Eyez On Me’
2Pac ‘Greatest Hits’
Eminem ‘The Eminem Show’
Eminem ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’
Outkast ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’
The Notorious B.I.G. ‘Life After Death’
MC Hammer ‘Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em’
Beastie Boys 'Licensed to Ill'
In case you were wondering, Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best-selling of all-time, has gone triple diamond (32 million records sold).