Chris Brown has been awarded YouTube’s Diamond Play Button, an honor given to the creators of YouTube channels with 10 million subscribers.
Brown announced the news by posting to Instagram a letter from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. Wojcicki used the letter to praise Brown’s channel for becoming a “movement” and expressed her hope that the Button could express the company’s “appreciation” and “respect” for his accomplishments.
Not many other musicians have been awarded the Diamond Play Button: Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, and Eminem are the only other rappers, as well as a few other artists like Taylor Swift, Skrillex, Ariana Grande, and Rihanna.
Brown is expected to release his 40-track double album Heartbreak on a Full Moon later this year. He posted a “sneak peek” of the album’s tracklist on May 1.