Nicki Minaj is now the third female rapper in history to earn a diamond plaque, as the RIAA confirmed that “Super Bass” has sold over 10 million units. The certification arrives a decade after it was released, with the rapper taking to Instagram to share a message of gratitude. She joins Cardi B and Ms. Lauryn Hill as the three female rappers to ever get a diamond certification; Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” hit the 10 million mark in March 2021 while Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill achieved the feat in February.
"#SuperBassDiamond Thank you for over a decade of support. #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. 🎀 I’m so grateful for you guys. Sending love & blessings your way."