Drake received 10 new RIAA (Record Industry Association of America) trophies for selling 184 million singles. Drake surpassed Eminem, who held the record since March when he sold 1 66 million units throughout his singles library. Drake is only the third artist in history to have five diamond singles; Bruno Mars has six and Post Malone has five.
The RIAA began certifying musicians in 1958. It works like this: one unit equals 150 on-demand streams. Gold plaques indicate that an artist has sold 500,000 units, Platinum 1 million units, Multi-Platinum 2 million units, and Diamond 10 million units. While digital and physical albums each count as one "unit," the RIAA demands 10 permanent track downloads and 1,500 on-demand video or audio streaming for the same amount. In other words, 1,000 downloads and 150,000 streams are equivalent to selling 100 physical or digital albums.
Drake has been on an unbroken streak. He is presently on the verge of breaking the record for the most certified RIAA song, which Post Malone and Swae Lee currently have for Sunflower and Lil Nas X for Old Town Road, respectively. Both pieces are currently 17 times platinum. With 14 No. 1s on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart last month, the Toronto rapper equaled Jay-record. Z's Her Loss, his most recent album, will be released on November 4, 2022.
Drake has done well for himself in the music industry. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold 170 million records worldwide. Drake has eleven number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and twelve Billboard Hot 100 singles.