Earlier this week, Justin Bieber’s self-entitled tour made a stop in Detroit. Sadly, the Biebs decided to murder Eminem’s music after performing a few of his hit singles on stage.
And despite his horrible rendition of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” track, yesterday while performing in New Jersey, the Biebs was presented an award from the Recording Industry Association of America’s Gold & Platinum Program and made history in the process.
One of Bieber’s earliest hit singles, “Baby,” featuring Ludacris was awarded the distinction of Diamond+ status for going 12x Platinum since the song was released a few years ago.
He’s reportedly the first artist with one song to ever go platinum 12 times.
The RIAA tweeted about the honor, noting that “Baby” was the G&P’s top Digital Single ever, counting sales and streams. Not for nothing, that’s a pretty big deal.
Bieber took to his own Twitter to share his thoughts on the award, saying:
“Amazing night and honored. So much more to do. I love my #Beliebers. Thank u!!”
So are you surprised that Bieber is the first musician in all of history to reach this honor?