The topic “50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ Becomes Diamond Certified” has two versions, a written version, and a video version below the written version.
50 Cent’s hit single “In Da Club” from his album “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’…” has reached diamond status as certified by the RIAA, marking the first time one of his tracks has achieved such recognition.
On November 1st, the rapper from Queens, New York surpassed over 1.2 billion streams on Spotify and 1.8 billion views on YouTube for the music video. To this day, the 2003 single still receives an average of 42 million streams per week worldwide.
To celebrate this new milestone, 50 Cent posted a graphic of the diamond certification on his Instagram along with the album cover art from “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’…”.
“In Da Club has officially reached Diamond,” the MC wrote. “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 50 cent.”
In a different post, he reported, “Diamonds are forever. Yo that thing 50 cent is no joke.”
50 Cent is currently on his Final Lap Tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. The album was released on February 6, 2003. Earlier this year, 50 Cent spoke with BET about the album and discussed “In Da Club,” breaking down the hit song.
“‘Go shorty, it’s ya birthday’ – that’s not rocket science. “When people come with intentions to enjoy themselves, when [a woman] is going out with her girlfriends they go with the intention to have a good time and they take the shot that they wouldn’t take but [their friends] go, ‘Come on girl, it’s your birthday,’” he explains. “I didn’t realize it would stay relevant that long but we worded it that way but it’s just what came out when I heard the production. The beauty of music when you’re conditioned for it feels like magic because it’s not hard work.”