Nicki Minaj has scored her first-ever diamond plaque thanks to her 2011 hit 'Super Bass,' making her only the second female rapper to score a diamond song behind Cardi B.
Nicki Minaj s Super Bass has finally gone diamond a decade after its release. On Tuesday (November 9), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded Nicki a diamond plaque for her 2011 smash hit, certifying at least 10 million sales of the song in the U.S. Young Moneys First Lady celebrated the achievement on Tuesday by posting a video on Instagram showing off her brand new diamond plaque as Super Bass plays in the background. In the caption, she thanked her labels Young Money, Cash Money and Republic Records as well as Super Bass producer Kane Beatz and songwriter Esther Dean. She also showed love to Taylor Swift, whose support of the song helped its initial success #SuperBassDiamond Thank you for over a decade of support, Nicki wrote. #Barbz (special thx to Ester Dean, Kane, Juice, Taylor Swift, Sofia Grace & Rosie, Ellen, Young Money/Cash Money & Republic. This one was released b4 the streaming era, so millions of fans actually purchased the song. Im so grateful for you guys. Sending love & blessings your way. A post shared by Barbie (@nickiminaj) Nicki Minaj is only the second female rapper ever to score a diamond song. Her former rival, Cardi B, became the first to achieve this historic featearlier this year when her 2017 hit Bodak Yellow surpassed 10 million sales in March 2021. According to Chart Data, Nicki is only the eighth rapper with a solo diamond single, joining an exclusive group that includes Drake, Eminem, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Fetty Wap, the late XXXTENTACION and, of course, Cardi B. Kanye gained entry just last monththanks to his 2007 Graduation smash Stronger. Rappers with a solo credited @RIAADiamond single: Read more