Eminem sold more albums than anyone else in 2018 and now the rapper has broken a new record in 2019, with seven albums surpassing the 1 billion streams mark on Spotify.
While his surprise new album Kamikaze drummed up impressive streams and sales on its own, this latest milestone is thanks to his 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP, which just hit the 1 billion mark, making Eminem the only artist to have seven albums pass the mark, reports Chart Data.
A fan favourite, The Marshall Mathers LP joins Eminem’s previous albums to reach the billion-threshold including 2018’s Kamikaze, 2017’s Revival, 2013’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, 2010’s Recovery, 2002’s The Eminem Show and 2004’s greatest hits package, Curtain Call.
Upon arrival, The Marshall Mathers LP put Eminem on the map, establishing him as a rap superstar thanks to one after another smash singles including his first Top 10 single ‘The Real Slim Shady’, and ‘Stan’.
The Marshall Mathers LP became the rapper’s bestselling album in the US and the fastest-selling studio album for a solo artist at the time, reports Forbes. The album would go on to sell 1.78 million copies in its first week alone and later earned a diamond certification from the RIAA for selling more than 10 million copies.
Eminem may have rose to fame during the height of CD sales, but his enduring popularity continues on streaming, thanks to his extensive back catalogue.
The Detroit rapper is busier than ever, with a Grammy nomination this year for ‘Best Rap Song’ for ‘Lucky You’ off his latest album Kamikaze and recently unveiled a trailer for his new virtual reality documentary, Marshall From Detroit.
Created by Felix & Paul Studios, the film is set to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and allows users to experience the rapper’s hometown through an immersive experience.
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