The New Orleans-bred rapper just got his first diamond certified single “Lollipop”
Lil Wayne’s 2008 Classic ‘Lollipop’ Is Now Certified Diamond
Lil Wayne’s Lollipop has just sold over 10 million units, making it their first diamond single as hip hop artist.
On Wednesday (December 14), the Young Money head honcho has surpassed the 10 million units sold mark, first diamond-certified single “Lollipop” — the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) confirmed. A Diamond certification denotes over 10 million units sold. Wayne’s 2008 hit “Lollipop” featuring Static Major reached that milestone today, thanks in large part to a digital resurgence in the past two years.
“Lollipop” was certified both Gold and Platinum (8x) on January 23, 2020 (Certification is not automatic; for an award to be made, the record label must first request certification, which Cash Money and Republic Records did, 12 years after the song’s release).
Tha Carter III’s lead single “Lollipop,” originally released on March 13th, 2008 — fourteen years ago.
In addition to Lollipop, It's gone down in hip-hop history, but Wayne doesn't even remember writing it. Featuring in a video while he's in the studio, Wayne is read the bar, and he can't quite believe he said that.