Lauryn Hill makes history as first female rapper to have a diamond album
Lauryn Hill’s 1988 album, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ has reached diamond status.
It has sold over 10,000,000 units; making her the first female rapper to have a diamond album. The Recording Industry Association of America announced the impressive feat on Tuesday evening and officially welcomed Hill to the elite standing.
“Welcome to the RIAA Diamond Club @MsLaurynHill the organization wrote on Twitter. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is now a [diamond] (10X) certified album!”
With this certification, she joins the likes of Eminem, Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., OutKast and Beastie Boys whose albums have also achieved Diamond status.