Eminem Sets New Record For One-Million Digital Album Sales Of "Recovery”

Marshall reaches another milestone in his career.

Eminem has become the first artist to sell one million digital copies of an album in the United States with his 2010 release Recovery.

With his collaboration Hell: The Sequel with Royce Da 5’9 hitting the top of the charts in its first week, Em also became the first artist in five years to have two No. 1 albums within a 12-month period.

Recovery selling one million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist,” said Interscope Records’ Vice Chairman Steve Berman in a statement. “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,” added Em’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."

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93 Comments

  • Osiel Salas

    I find I funny how even on this article people are still writing hate comments about Justin Bieber and Gucci Mane. Lol They suck but come on why here?

  • BNigga_Lack

    wow! I can't believe people are still hating on Justin Bieber. Smh it seems like every article I read has comments hating Justin bieber fucktards!!

  • Daniel Gregory

    wow! I can't believe people are still hating on Justin Bieber. Smh it seems like every article I read has comments hating Justin bieber fucktards!!

  • Daniel Gregory

    To the haters that were hating on Justin bieber earlier saying he was a "fag" and a "wack rapper" Ill have you know that Justin bieber can hold his own amongst several famous rappers on a track. He collaborated with Raekwon the Chef and Kanye West and you guys still deny his spot in hip hop even though legends are dying to collab with him. SMH

  • Nico 3

    Note to other rappers. You can still sell during a recession. Just change your name to Eminem.

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLncFXM6b6s Rappers talking about Em's greatness.

  • killsi

    stop hating on ma nigga em, he doing his thing and he not afraid to call out fake people like gaga

  • Sin

    Ofcourse cats are going to hate on Em, his style has changed. To me though, it's not that he fell off, the only bad album he put out was Encore. Recovery had some of his deepest music ever. His multi syllable rhymes are still present, his internal rhyme schemes are still dope, his wordplay hasn't been this nice since Infinite and The Slim Shady EP.

  • onelove

    even tho i think he fell of after the eminem show, i gotta give him props for still being this consistence

  • Anonymous

    You haters need to realize Eminem made history for hip hop

  • Anonymous

    Awesome go Shady

  • Stan01

    RESPECT! Way to keep hip hop alive Shady.

  • Rodrick

    Em stay winning while the haters keep hating 13 years later and all the bitchin hasnt made a dent in that niggaz armor, I'm not the biggest fan but I respect the fuck outta him just for that alone, usually haters will come out and cut your audience in half by the third album, this motherfucker is bulletproof to the crybabies, gotta commend that

  • jail

    A rapper is not supposed to be accepted by general society, he is supposed to be someone that gets real hate. Not somebody who toys with pop celebrities and gets called rebellious...That aint rap. Chuck D and KRS 1...those are the types of rappers who had unpopular views but stuck to their own beleif's and gave you the cold hard facts of what they knew was right, we brought their records and the mainstream niggaz had to follow our culture.That was the realness of it, just laying down our point of view as opposed to this maufactured culture Now we have little Elvis's come along with the business of the game, tip toeing about being too left field because there is a much wider choice for people to listen too, for something a little lighter in the mc's spoken langage and rap style's.

    • Anonymous

      It wasn't just his shots at pop stars it was his extremely explicit lyrics (for such a well known mainstream rapper.) And besides hip hop isn't about being accepted or not its being creative. Some insane rhyme scheme and wordplay or just a track like "I Gave You Power" that's got a creative concept.

    • Anonymous

      Quit putting rap into a box and saying "This is what rap has to be" If all MC's sounded like KRS and Chuck D it would get boring as fuck real fast Chuck D is hip hop Eminem is Hip Hop Naughty By Nature are hip hop Hip Hop has many chambers, even tho close minded people like you dont wanna accept it

  • Davon

    Eminem is talented but a big fucking sellout and hides that fact, but this guy Roamin straight up admits it about himself in his lyrics. Yall are being brainwashed by this new rap shit from these weird kids nowadays. Even peep the illuminat symbolism on his album cover. Listen... http://www.datpiff.com/ROAMIN-I-Am-A-Hoax-mixtape.245891.html

  • anonymous

    yall cocksuckers who say he woulda sold half if he was black..... take half his sales he still outsells the most in history besides Pac.... suck on it fags

  • wonder

    I just HATE commercial ass niggaz and all this eminem pop rap which the average rap fan can't even relate too. You look at how much an artist sells because of wide range promotion and thats justification for buying good music?....Now real niggaz can hardly get in the game because rap has lost the essence of what it used to be, a voice for these kids and oppressed giving out their expression with their talents. You telling me they cant make it because they aint with Sony or Interscope. The only difference between now and the 90s is the streets used to dictate what is hot and wots not, now all of a sudden you have since eminem, everyone in mainstream culture influencing a genre they know nothing about period!!!

    • Anonymous

      No sales don't equal quality either. Eminem IS talented and raps better than 99% of the dudes who sell 1,000 CD's.

    • Anonymous

      @wonder im sorry you not making any point....as someone who keeps up with a bit of mainstream as well ...i have to say if u blaming Em your riducolous....Em and jay even though they fell off a bit are people that are still real...plus some upcoming acts.... if i remember before Em was signed sexualisation already started Biggie, Dmx, etc...so your point is?...Em is even one of if not the person with the least sexualised videos and songs he has a catlogue where he spits real shit and the mainstream person still keeping it real...if you are hating so much about sexed/sold move it from Em to YMCMB..where the lollipops at..

    • Anonymous

      @wonder as much as i see where you coming from ..pointing the finger at Em doesnt make any sense.....its the blacks that are destroying the art themselves due to greed Real talk....Eminem came up the hard way and he even took 4years out from the game to rehab...and guess the people running things YMCMB, MMG and so on...hell a White man had to come back to the game and teach this idiots the root of rap again..stop drinking the haterade....im black and i do keep up with some mainstream and nt everyone is like that..check out the new people on mainstream.....lupe fiasco, jcole,bob,ti,kidcudi,shady records etc....they dont play much of them on the radio even EM...its because all you hear is YMCMB..and those cats need to be terminated cos they have no value but make kids dumber with their lyrics.... so pls dont blame it on Em cos they should know better

    • Anonymous

      Eminem has crazy wordplay listen to "I'm On Everything." Eminem, NaS, and Lupe Fiasco are considered mainstream rappers and they are still lyrical, creative, and meaningful. As a whole the mainstream is bad but that doesn't mean everybody in it sucks.

    • wonder

      Rap will be taken back too where it belongs in it's original form, it's been sold, sexed, exploited, white washed, dumbed down, overtly commercialised, and used as a tool to make a mockery of Black people. Instead of helping them and empowering their minds, it's actually unpopular to be slick with your word play. There's not one real mc in the mainstream, because they are so afraid of brothers bringing incite and thought provoking ideas, but gets them drunk high off the weed

    • Anonymous

      stop hatin on the mans achievements. god damn. name another fuckin artist thats sellin as much as he is. oh wait you cant. so stop your dumbass, ignorant, pathetic, arrogant, excuses and just stop hatin. god damn. go fuck yourself.

    • anonymous

      i feel ya on wat ur sayin but Em is the wrong person to point the finger at.... he had to come up and gain respect the hard way took him yrs of battle rappin and open mics n shit to get signed and hes keepin it real commercially atleast he still keeps the art of MCing and hes spittin... maybe u dont feel his shit but theres a shit ton of ppl that go thru stuggles and poverty and fucked up lives that do feel his shit

  • Big mike

    The amount of sales a artist has is ONE of the most important thing in determining a artist greatness,but it's not the only thing the most influential artist in hip is Nas!! Why? He's not the highest selling hiphop artist put 20 million copies are alot!! Every artist in modern hip hop took somthing from Nas flow no other Main stream artist touches on realer topics 1.Nas 2.em 3.jay 4.tupac 5.common

    • SutterKane

      @ haha I think his point was that all the greats have had some kind of mainstream acknowledgement.

    • haha

      lol i hope your list isnt based off album sales because it isnt even close em has sold what 80 million records? come on now

  • BIGSHIP

    People...if you merely place a white face within a genre deemed 'cool' they will always sell...the artists himself acknowledged such success is due partly to his skin complexion (they'll purchase who they relate and associate in any such physical features)...he could literally sell faces mixed in water - place it on a shelves and it will be quite successful...and yes...he's quite overrated...album sales indeed donot justify another talent rather than he relates even further than a 'black' artists

    • PsychoL

      Are you the record sales census.... eminems financial manager? promoter? how do you know his clientale are predominately white? furthermore.... in some sense record sales do reflect talent as much as everyone wants to deny that... in every genre of music you got to have some kind of talent to sale ... whether it be lyrical talent ... promoting talent ... business talent ... it doesnt matter talent IS and always WILL BE involved ... Look @ 50 .... first album broke records ... not the most lyrical guy... he still gets quite a bit of hate ... still manages to sell records ... and you have tons of people sayin .. man 50 garbage ... man 50 and baks this ... yayo that .. dude has mad busniness and marketing talents ... great business portfolio .. one of the best to ever do it .. and in my personal opinion single handedly revived 'gangsta rap' in his prime. The fact of the matter is to everyone, if it is a topic that you dont like and you dont listen to ... then why come in and act like you know shit and try to argue with people. Enjoy music for what it is ... to say hip-hop is not what it was in the 80s should be a given ... everything evolves ... thats like saying we should have stuck to black and white tvs ... shit evolves ... stick up with the times ... or get left the fuck behind. greats will always be great... and nothing can damage that

    • BIGSHIP

      Due to you been supposedly 'black' are you the typified artists mass audience - mass buyer...nonetheless...'white' audience is his most mass buyers due partly that they relate to the artists further than the likes of the cliched - 'tupac'...it's a typified repeated musical history...and disagree with my point doesn't merely subside as being absolute 'shit'...think what i'm trying to project...before fraughting at the mouth as some sort of deranged dog...good for you whether you bought is album or whatever...argument still stands...he's inflationary overrated

    • Coogi

      Im black, i dont relate to em, and i buy his albums. That paragraph you just wrote doesnt mean shit

  • Louie

    Muthafuckers saying Eminem ain't a an all time great because his albums ain't as good as they once were. Name ONE rapper who is lyrically better now than he was 10 years ago. If you can name one, I'm sure he's some underground dude who ain't selling millions. The masses don't give shit about lyrics so if dudes are dumbing their songs it's because that sells. Tupac and Biggie weren't around long enough to make mediocre albums. But if they had lived long enough I'm sure they would have. Every great MC who's lived long enough has put a sub par record.

    • Anonymous

      What's funny is that Eminem is mega successful while being one of the best rappers of all time. Dude has so much talent, it's unbelieveable. I listen to a lot of underground rappers and nobody can touch him.

  • aarontodavis

    and dats y wen u talk about the greatest, u gotta mention dis guy? He can outsell any1 and he's not even as good as he used to be anymore..Recovery was mediocre (better than relapse and maybe encore too) but it wasnt nothing great. He continues to dominate the game even w/"ok" albulms#1ofdabest

  • Joseph Jermaine James

    http://reverbnation.com/j3akajthrizzle new orleans best kept secret!!

  • Anonymous

    there's alot whack dude tellin gucci & waka is da goat? and em is whack?F**k outta here!!!

  • Anonymous

    Congrats Em.....fuck all you haters

  • Anonymous

    This album is shir. His stans are annoying white boy racists. Em hasn't put anything good out since Em show. Fuck all those fans who think he's still anywhere as good as he was and I hope your wigger asses get your shit handed to you when you're stumbling around in the hood trying to act cool. Coming from a middle eastern. Smh at you

    • musicmoxy1385

      dude stop wit the hate..im black and i love em...your generalizations of his fanbase make our people look bad.

    • dan

      lol that is funny stan fans and shit handed to us huh? em is at the top of the game and nothing else to say! cause smh at you or whatever your anonymous ass is your a tough guy on the internet go back to your cave you have been hiding in recovery is the best album i have bought in a long time

    • anonymous

      hey u hear about osama bin laden?

    • Anonymous

      LOL hater...yes hes white but how do you know hes fanbase is just whites.....Eminem has a strong fanbase in the east especially japan,india,dubai..(yh i do research on all artist i like dont just support anyone).so shutup...Im black and i support all the artist i like ...and im part of the people who bought the album digitally...so stay mad...

    • Anonymous

      SMH @ You for assuming so much I'm a cuban from florida and I like his shit so out the window goes your theory

  • Mauro!

    EMINEM IS THE BEST OF HIS TIME . AND ONE OF THE BEST OF ALL TIME!! HATERS JUST HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT! EVERY ALBUM HE PUTS OUT GOES MULTI PLATINUM! HE IS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESFUL ARTIST EVER! SO LIKE SOMEONE SAID BEFORE " NUMBERS DONT LIE" RECOVERY 4 MILLION NOT AFRAID ALMOST 4 MILLION LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE 5 MILLION , NOT TO MENTION HIS OLDER ALBUMS ! HE IS THE BEST!!

  • 1BIGMIKE

    EMs FANS SUPPORT ALL HIS ALBUMS WHILE..WHILE ALL YOU NIGGAS SUPPORT NO TALENT HIPHOP ARTIST LIKE ILL WAYNE, WACKA!!!! NAS DOES A ALBUM ABOUT africa YOU NIGGAS DONT SUPPORT IT!!! WHAT DO YOU EXPECT!!! JAY z HAVE TO WEAR SUITS AND KISS THE WHITE MANS ASS TO SELL RECORDS EM DONT EVEN LEAVE detroit!!!! HE DOESNT EVEN TOUR LIKE THAT ANYMORE!!!! SHIT IS CRAZY!!!

    • zubz

      No hate to Nas's music he is a great .. But his always talking about Africa and how people must support Africa , but when it comes to his world tours Nas conveniently skips Africa !!

  • Anonymous

    2pac the G.O.A.T! Most versatile Rapper Ever! Eminem is Great Though!

    • Anonymous

      2Pac is far from the GOAT. Unless we're basing it off Delivery and music people could relate to. There's so much more in rap... rhymes,flow,wordplay,creativity/concepts.. 2Pac was nice but people need to stop calling him the GOAT just cause they grew up listining to him.

  • Gucci Mane

    Niggas better get off my dick, I know I fuckin suck and could never do what Eminem does... I should just stay in prison cuz I can't help repair whatever damage I do to your ears

  • Akshay AKk

    Wow, hes selling digitally which is hard because of the internet leaks and thru CD. Hes gonna sell no matter what.

  • Huh

    I don't understand how all these whiny bitches including some of his "fans" are saying Em fell off and Recovery sucked. Yet it's about to go 4x platinum shit doesn't add up. I'm starting to think people who say "I'm an Eminem fan but Recovery was pop and it sucked," aren't even Em fans to begin with. Listen an album flopping doesn't make an album bad, but when an album sells like crazy in these times(and I'm not talking about going platinum or gold) the albums gotta be good.

    • Jon

      I never said they were good. I said they can sell records. I particularly don't like any of them but they can sell records.

    • Josh

      So, Lady Gaga, Kesha, and Katy Perry have all sold over 1 million copies. You're calling them good?

    • Jon

      Recovery didn't suck nor was it incredibly dope. He sells a lot cos he generates a lot of interest by working with pop artists (Recovery) or dissing celebrities on a single (SSLP-Relapse). But I wouldn't wholly credit Eminem for his success. Give props to Interscope for marketing him correctly. Not pushing back album release dates, big video budgets, sporadic media and award show appearances which builds anticipation.

  • Cartel Don

    When will people understand that this wigga is wack and corny as fuck. Zero talent. Gucci Mane and Wacka Flocka da GOATS. Watch out for Ferrary Boyz, album of the millenium.

  • Anonymous

    I don't like the Recovery album. I am more into his old music but I will not hate on his continued success.

  • Paco

    Eminem stays winning while haters keep hating

  • da1

    This dude sets a big record like every month. People may hate to admit it but Em is by far the most successful rapper of all time. You are crazy to refute that.

    • dave the rave

      raine your a twat

    • Anonymous

      @Raine....STFU....Em sells because of his talent and the connection he has with his fans...how is it that majority of the white population hate rap and some even insult or look down on Eminem ..and yet he is the highest artist OF ANY genre ..even pop/rock/country...the genre of white majority...also white mcs before and after him are still or didnt sell like him..Beastie boys?..theyve been 25years in the game.....Em sells because he has a solid multicultural fanbase...black,white,asian,latino name it.....Did Mj break records cause he black? no..its talent

    • Anonymous

      @ Raine Asher Roth is white, how his numbers lookin?? Vanilla Ice Whiteness only carried him for a year Find another excuse for it

    • Raine

      because he is white, point blank!!

  • Anonymous

    Eminem is Great but hes the not the G.O.A.T! What Separates him and 2pac(G.O.A.T) is that Em dont have the Versatility to make cuts like Changes and Uncondtional Love! Cuts like that are what make 2pac the G.O.A.T!

    • Jon

      @Anonymous (second one) Have you listened to Pac's discography or just some of his tracks? Pac didn't need crazy metaphors, similes, multis in every verse to get his point across. What people loved about him was that his message was blunt, no need to decipher it thus everyone could understand and feel what he was saying. You may think he's rapping simple lines but why should he make it super lyrical to get his point across? Isn't that what rap is about, expressing yourself? P.S. You are severly ignorant about him not mastering diss songs. Listen to "Hit 'Em Up" and numerous disses on "Makaveli". Whenever he dissed anyone, he called them out by name. No subliminal crap you hear today.

    • Sin

      Oh word? How about stan, rock bottom, if i had, like toy soldiers, hailie's song etc. etc. etc.

    • Anonymous

      He's got crazy versalitity what are you talking about.. compare "i'm on everything" to "as the world turns" to "stan" to "the way i am"... 2pac didn't master every aspect of rap (he lacked rhymes, wordplay, freestyling, battling, diss records, etc) so he can't be the GOAT.

    • Jon

      Ok Pac never made a track like [insert your favourite funny Em track from Encore/Relapse] but he has funny lines. Listen to "Fair Xchange (Jazze Pha Remix)" and tell me you can't at least smile at what he says.

    • Anonymous

      so what, 2pac didnt have the versatility to make anybody laugh either so whats your point

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    who the fuck rides around bumpin EM?

    • STFU

      So whatever artist people ride around bumpin is the best? I hear a lot of Rick Ross bumbin in my hood I guess he's the G.O.A.T. ROFL stop being so close minded Hip Hop is all over the world now.

  • Shut up hater

    Eminem is a beast, lets admit it, he's the greatest. Numbers don't lie...JayZ's words.

  • Anonymous

    Well grats to Em then. It's sad that recovery has sold like 15x more then Hell the Sequel though even though Hell the Sequel is better...

    • Anonymous

      The difference is that Recovery was a well marketed LP and Hell The Sequel was an EP that was geared to get fans ready for the Slaughterhouse LP

    • Anonymous

      Yes but I'm sure hell the sequel aint getting 4million records sold like recovery.. it wasn't promoted enough..Its an EP..and its got Royce on half of it (alot of his fans dont want to hear other rappers, they'd rather hear rihana sadly), all of which will limit its sales.

    • Akshay AKk

      Your fuckin stupid, recovery was last year of course its gonna sell more than an album that came out last week. Clown ass

  • SHADY KID

    SHADY SHADY SHADY SHADY = THE BEST RAPPER EVER TO TOUCH THE MUTHAFUCKIN MIC AND ALL YOU HATERZ GO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE BLINDFOLDED.. AINT NOBODY EVER GOIN TO MAKE HISTORY LIKE EM OVER 80 MILLI SOLD AND GROWING.. #1 ALBUMS OUT THE FUCKIN ASS AND NOW THIS NEW MILESTONE 2 #1 ALBUMS IN A 12 MONTH PERIOD.. I DONT EVEN THINK JUSTIN BIEBER DOES THIS SHIT.. EM THANKS FOR SUPPLYIN OUR EARS WITH NASTY LYRICS AND VERSES FOR YEARS AND YEARS.. IM HOPING THAT YELAWOLF TAKES THE TORCH FROM YOU AND LIVES YOUR LEGACY AS BEST AS POSSIBLE.. BUT BEFORE YOU BOW OUT THE GAME GOTTA HAVE AT LEAST ONE MORE FULL LENGTH ALBUM ! RECOVERY 3.9 MILLION AND STILL SELLIN... SHADY

  • SutterKane

    LOL @ The Irnoy, all anybody on Message boards do is cry that album, and yet somehow it broke the Internet record Em dominating the internet is more impressive because of the fact that he is the least internet Savy of any artist, while everybody else drops 300 freestyles a year, has there own little Youtube channel and Twitters the fans to death, Em does none of that and still outdoes them all

    • Anonymous

      lol that made me laugh ...100% AGREED....and the CD copy is still selling from what i read,also its funny how the CD leaked before its release ...ive always said Em has a connection with fans(through music) that would support him till he quits...although i listen lots of rap im one of his African Stans..lol..oh yes he has fans over here

  • Some I.D.

    White people do an amazing job at making eminem richer LOL.

  • Tyler, the Creator

    G.O.A.T

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