On a fine Wednesday (November 1), the RIAA, which is like the musical hall of fame’s fancier cousin, decided to bust out the confetti cannons and trumpet fanfare to announce that a track called ‘In Da Club’ has officially become a member of the Diamond club. And no, this club doesn’t involve fancy cocktails and glittery dance floors. It’s all about music hitting the stratosphere and selling the equivalent of a whopping 10 million copies in the good ol’ United States of America.
Now, imagine ‘In Da Club’ walking down a glittery red carpet, sporting its best bling and doing a sassy little dance because it’s now the 121st plaque-tastic member of this exclusive club. That’s quite a feat, especially considering the club’s been around for 71 years! It’s like hitting the jackpot at a cosmic bingo night.
And let’s not forget, this is the 43rd time a rap song has managed to reach these sky-high certification levels. Yep, ‘In Da Club’ is now officially hip-hop royalty. Cue the mic drop!
Now, let’s talk about the star of the show, ‘In Da Club.’ This was the official lead single from 50 Cent’s debut album back in 2003, ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin.’ It was like the golden ticket to the music industry’s wildest rollercoaster. This track skyrocketed to #1 on the Hot 100 chart, as if it had wings on its beats. It even managed to strut its stuff into the top 25 of Billboard and Rolling Stone’s ‘Best Songs of the Decade’ lists.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Dr. Dre was the mastermind behind this hit. He sprinkled his magic production dust, and boom, you’ve got yourself a diamond.
With ‘Club’ joining the elite Diamond club, 50 Cent’s total single sales in the U.S. now stand at a jaw-dropping 44 million. That’s enough to make any piggy bank explode from pure amazement.
Now, if you’re curious about how 50 Cent reacted to this fantastic news, well, you’ll have to scroll down and see for yourself. Let’s just say there were probably some celebratory dance moves and a lot of bling involved. Diamond status is no small feat, after all! 🕺💎✨