In a long career full of awards, milestones and several highlights, Detroit rapper Eminem today became the first artist to surpass 1 million digital sales of an LP in the United States. His album Recovery was already the top-selling physical album with the 2010 release nearing 4 million in sales. Coming on the heels of his No. 1 joint album Hell: The Sequel with Royce Da 5’9 as super duo Bad Meets Evil, this latest achievement catapults Slim Shady’s crest of fame even higher.
Eminem has sold a reported staggering number of nearly 6 million copies of Recovery worldwide, his seventh studio album and sixth No. 1 release overall. Em’s magic touch has seemed to spread to his longtime friend and rhyme partner Royce Da 5’9 as Nickel Nine enjoyed the first No. 1 ranking for the first time in his long and storied career. According to a statement from Eminem’s camp, it appears that the Motor City bad boy worked to achieve the online sales mark.
Eminem’s longtime manager Paul Rosenberg offered in a statement, “Over the years we’ve made a concerted effort to engage Em’s online fan base, so this achievement is especially rewarding. Eminem made an amazing album with ‘Recovery’ and the fans responded in record numbers.”
Eminem’s Interscope bosses are pleased with the results as well.
“Recovery selling 1 million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist,” said Interscope Records’ Vice Chairman Steve Berma in a press release.
With Eminem remaining atop the charts in both the hard copy and digital realm, all eyes will be on the 39-year old megastar as he continues on with his profitable and continually booming career.
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