JAY-Z & Kanye West’s “N###as In Paris” Goes Diamond

Hov scores his first 10x-Platinum plaque.

The Throne just added another jewel to the group’s crown. JAY-Z and Kanye West’s “N##### In Paris” has been certified diamond (10 million units) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Collectively known as The Throne, JAY-Z and Kanye West released “N##### In Paris” in 2011. The Hit-Boy-produced collaboration lives on the Watch the Throne studio album.

West now has two Diamond-certified songs. The G.O.O.D. Music founder’s 2007 single “Stronger” reached 10x-Platinum status in 2021. 2005’s “Gold Digger” featuring Jamie Foxx is 8x-Platinum.

“N##### In Paris” marks JAY-Z’s first diamond-certified song. He does have two 4x-platinum tracks—2012’s “Clique” with Kanye West and Big Sean and 2013’s “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake.

JAY-Z and Kanye West’s “N##### In Paris” won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. The record peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Watch the Throne debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart by selling more than 436,000 copies in its first week. The RIAA certified the project 5x-platinum in 2020.

Kanye West ranks at No. 4 on the RIAA’s list of Top Digital Singles Artists (144 million units), while JAY-Z presently has 18.5 million certified digital singles units. Fellow rap star Drake leads the tally with 184 million units.