Written by Nate Spurlin
Posted on October 6, 2021 at 4:15 pm
In what serves as the most recent proof that Kanye West is one of the best musical artists of all time, the rapper once again accomplished a new first in his career when his smash hit track ‘Stronger’ was officially certified by the RIAA as a diamond track. In other words, Kanye West’s ‘Stronger’ has now sold ten million copies in the United States.
‘Stronger’ appeared on Kanye West’s 2007 album Graduation along with other classic hits like ‘Good Life’ featuring T-Pain, ‘Good Morning,’ and ‘Flashing Lights’ featuring Dwele amongst others. The Kanye West, Timbaland, and Mike Dean produced track samples Daft Punk’s 2001 globally popular track ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,’ and serves as the perfect example of the beauty that is Hip-Hop sampling. In 2007, ‘Stronger’ found itself as the number one song in the country according to the Billboard Hot 100, spending a total of sixteen weeks as a top ten song in the country.
With ‘Stronger’ serving as Kanye West’s first track to be certified diamond, it appears there are a few more in his legendary catalog on the way to the same certification. ‘Ni**as In Paris’ with Jay-Z and ‘Gold Digger’ featuring Jamie Foxx currently stand at octuple platinum. Additionally, ‘Heartless’ follows both tracks standing at septuple platinum, and ‘All of The Lights’ featuring Kid Cudi & Rihanna currently stands at quintuple platinum. With his first diamond track under his belt, it may not be long until Kanye can add another one of his tracks to his already massive list of musical accolades.