So far, there are only 14 singles that RIAA certified Diamond in R&B/Hip Hop. But only three of them are produced by lead artists.
Until October 6, Eminem was the only hip hop artist who produced his own Diamond singles. Both of them, “Lose Yourself” and “Love The Way You Lie”. Now, Kanye West joins Marshall, as RIAA awarded a Diamond status to the single “Stronger” from his third studio album, “Graduation”.
The “Stronger” production credits feature Kanye West, Mike Dean and Timbaland, making Kanye able to claim the accolade that belonged to Marshall only. Yet still, Ye will have to try harder and snatch another Diamond status for a self-produced track to tie Em on this front.
RIAA Diamond certified R&B/Hip Hop singles in reverse chronological order:
1. Kanye West Stronger
2. Flo Rida Low (Feat. T-Pain)
3. Post Malone Congratulations (Feat. Quavo)
4. Cardi B Bodak Yellow
5. Travis Scott Sicko Mode
6. Post Malone Rockstar (Feat. 21 Savage)
7. Post Malone & Swae Lee Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)
8. The Weeknd The Hills
9. Fetty Wap Trap Queen
10. Drake God’s Plan
11. Wiz Khalifa See You Again (Feat. Charlie Puth)
12. Eminem Lose Yourself
13. Eminem Love The Way You Lie (Feat. Rihanna)
14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Thrift Shop (Feat. Wanz)