Jay Z is one of the most successful and iconic hip hop artists of all time. He has achieved immense success in the music industry, winning 21 Grammy Awards, selling over 100 million records worldwide, and becoming the first hip hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Despite all of his accomplishments, however, Jay Z has yet to reach the diamond status that signifies 10 million certified album units sold in the US.
Only seven hip hop records have achieved diamond status so far, and Jay Z is not one of them. His most successful album, The Blueprint, was certified 6x platinum in the US, meaning it sold 6 million copies. His other albums, such as Reasonable Doubt, The Black Album, and The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, have all been certified multi-platinum, but none of them have reached the diamond status.
Jay Z has also released several collaborative albums with other artists, such as Watch the Throne with Kanye West and What a Time to Be Alive with Drake. While these albums have been successful, they have not been able to reach the diamond status either.
Despite not reaching the diamond status, Jay Z has still achieved immense success in the music industry. He has been able to establish himself as one of the most successful and influential hip hop artists of all time. He has also created a business empire, with his record label Roc-A-Fella Records, his clothing line Rocawear, and his streaming service Tidal.
It is unlikely that Jay Z will ever reach the diamond status, as the 10 million certified album units sold in the US is a difficult milestone to reach. However, his legacy as one of the most successful and influential hip hop artists of all time will remain intact.