Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2″ Set To Break Sales Records
The best selling rap artist of all, Eminem, is set to hit new sales highs again following the release of his eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Tuesday marked it's official release date and by Billboard's estimated statistics, MMLP2 will sell between 700,000 & 750,000 units in it's first week, which will most likely give it the #1 spot on the Billboard 200.
If indeed Shady is able to hit these numbers, it will give MMLP2 the second highest first week sale of any artist this year. But why second? That same sales projection doesn't estimate Em will beat out Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience", which sold 968,000 it's opening week. But that remains to be seen.
With MMLP2 being released the same day as "Call of Duty: Ghosts" and special downloads and bonuses (including in game downloadable content and Em's new single: Survival), he may actually still defeat JT's number. Here's to proving the naysayers wrong.
The projections are based on data which includes orders from retailers and digital sales markets (like iTunes & Amazon). All data suggests that MMLP2 will follow in the footsteps of Slim's 2010 release, "Recovery," which debuted at number 1 with 741,000 units sold during it's first week. All numbers withholding, this will make his seventh #1 album and by doing so, he will surpass Nas and Kanye West, who have six a piece. He will also become the hip-hop artist with the second-most #1 albums, right behind the god-emcee himself, Jay Z, who has garnished 13.