A Diamond-certified record is a coup for any artist, signifying more than 10 million sales. It’s not an easy feat, but Kanye West has finally gotten there.
This week, his classic track ‘Stronger’ – first released in 2007 – has surpassed the 10 million mark, earning Kanye his first ever Diamond-certified single.
The track, taken from Kanye’s third studio album Graduation, became a cultural moment: the fusion of Kanye’s production and bars over that sample of Daft Punk’s ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ made it an instant hit. It won the Grammy for Best Solo Rap Performance at the 50th Grammy Awards and has since become one of the highest selling singles in the United States alone.
Listen to ‘Stronger’ below.
Def Jam Recordings shared the news of Kanye’s latest achievement on social media this week, following on from the rollout of Kanye’s latest album Donda in recent months.
Kanye West’s has earned his first ever Diamond certification, with ‘Stronger’ surpassing the 10 million sales mark earlier this week.
Released in 2007 from West’s third album ‘Graduation’, the track has reached the milestone 14 years later.
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