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50 Cent joins elite club of artists with a diamond certified record

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50 Cent. (Shutterstock/Jamie Lamor Thompson)

50 Cent is now part of an elite group of artists who can boast having a record that has sold 10 million copies.

On Wednesday, 50's 2003 single "In Da Club" was officially certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Only 120 other songs in history have ever reached the same feat.

"Diamonds are forever," 50 wrote on Instagram alongside at picture of his RIAA certification. "Yo that thing 50 Cent is no joke."

Released as the lead single from 50's debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" – "In Da Club" spent nine straight weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and went on to become the best-selling single of the year.

The album's second single, "21 Questions," also reached No. 1.

To date, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" has shipped over 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of the highest selling rap albums of all-time.

50 is currently celebrating the album's 20th anniversary with a 94-show tour across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.



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