50 Cent has achieved another milestone in his career, as his 2003 smash hit “In Da Club” has been certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). The song, produced by Dr. Dre and Mike Elizondo, has sold over 10 million copies in the United States, earning the rapper his first-ever diamond plaque.
The 48-year old rapper celebrated the milestone on social media, writing, “In Da Club has officially reached Diamond [Diamond emoji] 10,000,000 singles sold. The 43rd Hip Hop song to go Diamond, 121 songs of all time to do it. I feel good, I’m that thing 50cent.”
In another post he wrote, “Diamonds are forever, yo that thing 50 Cent is no joke.”
As noted by 50 Cent himself, “In Da Club” becomes the 43rd hip hop song to go diamond. He joins a prestigious list that includes Eminem, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, and many more.
“In Da Club” served as the lead single from 50 Cent’s debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin‘, which was released in February 2003. The song was a critical and commercial success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and remaining in the top ten for nine weeks. It also earned him Grammy nominations and secured victories in the categories of Best Rap Video and Best New Artist at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
Despite being released more than 20 years ago, “In Da Club” continues to be very popular among hip hop fans. In 2022, 50 Cent performed his signature song during his appearance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, headlined by Dr. Dre and featuring Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Anderson .Paak.
Revisit the song below.