50 Cent earns first RIAA Diamond with “In Da Club”.
50 Cent achieves a huge milestone as the rapper earns his first ever RIAA Diamond certification with his hit “In Da Club”.
“In Da Club has officially reached Diamond 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,” wrote 50 Cent. Eminem, who was featured in the official music video, also reacted to the milestone with a repost on his social media.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) November 2, 2023
— 50cent (@50cent) November 1, 2023
In Da Club was released as the lead single of Fif’s debut studio album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” in 2003. The track was 50 Cent’s first Billboard Hot 100 number 1 hit. The song was produced by Dr. Dre and Mike Elizondo.
In Da Club was the first of seven tracks 50 Cent recorded during his first link-up with Dr. Dre after signing a deal with Eminem. “Dre, he’ll play dope beats … [He’ll say], ‘These are the hits, 50. So pick one of these and make a couple of singles or something.’ The very first time he heard [me rap on] ‘In Da Club’ he said, ‘Yo, I didn’t think you was going to go there with it, but, you know, it works.’ He was probably thinking of going in a different direction with that song. Then he expanded it into a hit record,” said Fif.