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Kanye West Earns First-Ever Diamond Song with “Stronger”

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After nearly two decades in the rap game, Kanye West has earned his first diamond song. The Chicago native’s song “Stronger” has gone 10x platinum, according to chart data.

“Stronger” was released in 2007 as the second single from Graduation, the rapper’s third studio album. Within weeks of its release, it peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100. The song became Ye’s third No. 1 single and later went on to earn him the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 50th annual award show.

In the years following, Kanye released a slew of projects, including My Beautiful, Dark and Twisted Fantasy, The Life of Pablo and Ye, which went platinum in September alongside his single “Devil in a New Dress.”

His tracks “Drive Slow,” “On God,” and “Hurricane” also earned gold certification last month.

As streams for Ye’s old music continue to increase, his new album has equally earned lots of attention. The “Heard ‘Em Say” emcee reportedly made an estimated $12 million before Donda even dropped. Per multiple news outlets, the money came from merchandise and the listening parties he threw to tease the album named after his late mother.

As previously reported by REVOLT, Kanye has also designated a few more projects after his mother, Donda. He is eyeing four acres of land on Tierra Rejada Road to launch a private school titled Donda Academy, which sets out to equip “students with an education that will last in the ever-changing world,” per a tweet from the school’s account.

The Chicago star also filed a trademark application for “Donda” with hopes to use the name for his new line of tech products. According to TMZ, the brand may include tablet computers, audio speakers, surround sound systems, earbuds, headphones, wireless headsets, smartwatches, smart glasses and activity trackers among other things.

Look below to see the chart data.