Eminem Predicted To Have Second Biggest First Week Sales Of 2013

(AllHipHop News) Eminem’s run of huge first week sales appears to be continuing. Slim’s latest album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is sure to hit number one on the Billboard 200 next week, and according to first day predictions it will top every other release this year save one.

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According to Billboard, MMLP2 is headed to a first week total between 700,000 and 750,000 units. That would give Eminem’s eighth studio album the second highest selling opening week in 2013 behind Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience. JT’s comeback album pushed 968,000 in its initial 7 days back in March.

This will be Em’s sixth consecutive number one solo album. None of those projects sold less than 600,000 copies in its first week. He also reached the top spot as one half of Bad Meets Evil with Royce da 5’9″ when they released the Hell: The Sequel EP.

Three of the top five opening weeks of the year have been from Hip Hop artists. Number three comes from Drake. His Nothing Was The Same sold 658,000 its first week. That is followed by Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail with 528,000 units, and Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories with 339,000 units.

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  • $18592567

    Em is the Tim Duncan of hip hop…

  • Tom Donahue

    I doubt he’ll sell faster then drake, although eminems canadian ancestry might give him a little boost

    CANADA > america

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      he almost already outsold him in the first WEEK !!! LOL drake just went plat …. em will be platinum by next week !! lol

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    sn em skin color def gives him an advantage … i used to be 1 of the few that denied this or even if it did it wasnt as much as an advantage as we think … but due to social networking i was able to notice something ive never noticed before …. and thats white boys who i never seen speak 1 word about hip hop anything nor have i ever seen them talk about buying an rap album …. but i seen multiple of them who im connected with on fb post pics of ems new album !! ….. no hate just stating what i observed …… in light that us black folks need to do BETTER !! i know they out number us but when it comes to HIP HOP we OUT # THEM !!!!!! come on !! lol if i were a black artist id be pissed especially in this day and age of low record sales lol ….

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    sn2: RAP GOD !!

  • ThetaCi

    Yes, he’s white. Yes non Hip Hop heads buy his shit. But them same tourists bought Yeezus, and Kingdom Come, I mean what’s the argument here. White people support Hip Hop. They took it mainstream. It’s pure math. We don’t have the numbers to take Hip Hop to those sales margins. Em is one of the greatest Lyricists of all time. His story and how he has taken Hip Hop to a whole different set of audience helped bring Hip Hop to the stage it’s at now. Allot of us have eaten off of that. That’s the truth. Dudes got crazy skill and content. Allot of his acts were disappointing. Even Slaughterhouse, looks to be going the Shady Records route, but Em’s deserves respect for his craft. You guys sound like Arnold Palmer fans tryin to take shine from Tiger Woods.

    • Zigtek

      Lets get this album to platinum week 1 kids.

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  • TheAfroRican

    Am I supposed to act surprised?

  • TruthSerum

    I really haven’t had a chance to dig into the album to give a proper opinion, but I’m always happy to see Em sell big numbers, if for no other reason then to annoy the countless haters he has on hip hop blogs.

  • FunFacts

    RAP GOD.

  • gregb511

    Eminem doesn’t put out a CD very often and when he does it is worth the wait. This one is just as good as his previous. Songs with Rihanna and Nate Ruess will be huge hits as singles. Actually…Monster already is and Headlights will be once released as a single. Arcade Fire put out an excellent double disk album which reflects their style of music and it is very good. James Blunt’s new CD is traditional JB fare….good if you are a fan of his music. Katy Perry’s CD Prism is fun pop music. Artpop by Lady Gaga appears to be pure crap. Meanwhile, EMINEM has put out a truly GREAT CD.

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