Eminem Lands Massive First Week Sales, #1 On Three Charts

(AllHipHop News) Eminem’s sixth album Recovery sold over 741,000 copies in its opening week, giving the rapper the best selling album since 2008. According to Billboard, Recovery is Eminem’s sixth straight #1 album putting the rapper second to Jay-Z for the most chart-toppers. Recovery is the follow-up to Eminem’s 2009 album Relapse, which moved 608,000 copies during its first week on the shelves. On the digital side, Recovery proved to be a big seller as well. The album moved another 255,000 copies, given it the second biggest opening week in digital sales history, with Coldplay’s Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends, which debuted with 288,000 downloads in 2008. Eminem’s single “Love the Way You Lie” with Rihanna is also sitting at #1 on the Digital Songs charts this week, after selling 338,000 downloads of the song. Recovery is also the #1 album in the United Kingdom, after selling over 140,000 copies last week.