The success of Recovery was never in doubt. After selling 750,000 units in week one and hitting platinum by week two, Eminem’s 6th Interscope LP went on to be the top selling album in 2010 (both in stores and on iTunes). Even though the album has pushed past 3.5 million units Shady/Interscope isn’t resting.
Ad age reports that the albums 4th single will be the Jim Jonsin-produced “Space Bound.” Marshall’s last single and duet with Rihanna, “Love the Way You Lie,” has been the albums biggest hit, spending seven weeks atop the Hot 100 and selling over 4.25 million digitally.
“Everybody realized that ‘Relapse’ was a very hardcore Emimem fan-based record, so the approach on the next album was to go wider,” said Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg. “The songs fit a much more accessible format so that was the approach in marketing the record as well.”
“Space Bound” is expected to be serviced within a couple weeks.