Eminem’s Recovery moved 741,000 units according to Billboard. This will be his 6th straight #1 album.
“Recovery’s” debut week sales surpasses the first week of Eminem’s last set, “Relapse,” which began at No. 1 in 2009 with 608,000. It also beats the opening of 2005’s “Curtain Call: The Hits” which entered at No. 1 with 441,000 in 2005.
Eminem’s new album also wows digitally, as downloads made up 255,000 of its first week. That’s the second-biggest digital week for an album in history. Only Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends” notched a larger frame, when it debuted with 288,000 downloads in the summer of 2008.
No fan base as loyal as Eminem’s, I’m one of the 741,000 people that copped the album and he did that despite the leak. That last relapse CD was eh but this Recovery joint is fire.
“Wayne did a millie, 50 did a millie, Ye too, but what Em did was silly, the white boy blossomed after Dre endorsed him, his flow on Renegade, f-cking awesome, Applaud him.“