Nelly’s “Country Grammar” Album Goes Certified Diamond 16 Years After Its Debut

Nelly has another RIAA certificate to add to his stash after his major label debut from 2000, “Country Grammar” was awarded Certified Diamond on Monday. Reaching 9 million units sold in 2004 the album made the jump to 10 million following the addition of streaming units was added to the RIAA certification standards.

With features from Lil Wayne and Murphey Lee, the album also features interludes narrated by Cedric The Entertainer. Check out the St. Louis native’s latest trip to Sway in the Morning below and take a stroll down memory lane with the videos of the title track as well as “Ride Wit Me.”


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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