As we reported one week after Eminem’s seventh album, Recovery, dropped in June 2010, he sold 741,000 copies of the record in its first week. That’s a shit load, we know, and it was enough to be the most sold in a single week since 2008. Em’s sale achievements didn’t stop there, though. His recently released joint EP with Royce da 5’9″ as Bad Meets Evil also topped the Billboard charts, which marked the first time an artist has had two number one albums within a year’s time. Oh, right, then there’s also the fact that Recovery is the first album to sell one million digital copies in the U.S. Yes, you read that correctly, the first. It’s pretty crazy considering the iTunes store launched in 2003.
You can read statement from Eminem’s label boss and manager below.
“Recovery selling one million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist,” says Interscope Records’ Vice Chairman Steve Berman. “I have had the pleasure of working with Eminem throughout the course of his career, and I’m delighted to be a part of yet another milestone on his amazing journey.”
“We are thrilled to congratulate Eminem on the history-making digital sales success of Recovery,” says Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg. “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.”