Eminem "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" First Week Sales Projections

Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" predicted to sell between 700,000 and 750,000 units in its first week.

Detroit rapper Eminem’s eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, was released yesterday (November 5) and already sales predictions for Em’s latest project are beginning to surface.

According to Billboard.com, the album could possibly sell between 700,000 and 750,000 units in its first week and in the process will likely secure the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

Additionally, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 could possibly find itself in a similar position as Eminem’s last album, Recovery. Released in June 2010, Recovery sold 741,000 copies in its first week.

If sales projections are correct, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 will not surpass record-breaking first week sales set by crooner Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience. Released in March of this year, The 20/20 Experience sold over 900,000 copies in its first week, a total well above the predicted 800,000 units.

Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 will instead secure the spot for the album with the second best first week sales this year.

Another artist making noise this week as far as album sales are concerned is Canadian singer/rapper Drake. The Young Money emcee’s latest album, Nothing Was The Same, was certified platinum this week after selling over one million units.

Serving as a sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP, which was released in 2000, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 includes guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna as well as production from Rick Rubin. Em spoke briefly on the process of creating the newly-released album during an interview with Rolling Stone this month.

"I feel like right now I'm probably working harder than I've ever worked in my life," said the Detroit wordsmith. "And I've probably worked harder on this record than any other record aside from maybe the time period during The Eminem Show, which is a little hazy 'cause just so much shit was going on at that time. Just being so busy with The Eminem Show and doing the 8 Mile movie, and the soundtrack and the score to the movie. This is probably the equivalent of that but all focused on the record mostly."

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162 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "Why didn't he do a million? Times have changed. Like you've said, more people download music instead of going to the store and buying it" JT did it. Granted, he has a huge pop fanbase advantage, but so does Em, and he still fell short. Go back and listen to some of his old collabo's like Forget About Dre, What's The Difference, You Don't Know... Dude was a beast. He's half of what he once was, and at least IMO, that accounts for lower sales, even though 700,000 + isn't bad at all.

    • Anonymous

      Fell short? Em never fell short. 750K is great for Eminem. He's still a beast. Listen to Bad Guy, Brainless, Legacy, Evil Twin, Groundhog Day, etc. He still has it.

  • Anonymous

    "And Eminem is still liked by hip-hop and his buzz won't die out" Then why didn't he do a million? Recovery sold well, but alot of people didn't like it. This isn't the same Eminem who used to drop classic songs. He's even admitted how awful his more recent work has been. The success will always be there, but it's more because of his name than for anything he's contributing.

    • Anonymous

      Why didn't he do a million? Times have changed. Like you've said, more people download music instead of going to the store and buying it. His chances of selling a million 1st week are low. Actually, a lot of people still liked Recovery. And Eminem is still capable of making classic songs as MMLP2 is one of the best albums of recent memory.

  • Anonymous

    "an expensive sneaker is better than an album what I can download free" Sneakers get dirty and wear out. Albums can last as long as you want them to.

  • Anonymous

    Rick Ross is so concerned that he just treated himself to Red Lobster.

  • Anonymous

    They also said Drake was gonna do a million 1st week and he sold a million in over a month. Also, because of his name, Eminem will survive the second week drop and continue selling well" Who said that? Drake has never come close to selling a mill in a week. Eminem will go platinum, but he's not as well liked by hip hop as a whole anymore. Of course he'll survive, but his buzz will die out faster than usual.

    • Anonymous

      A bunch of Drake stans said that he was gonna sell a million 1st week. And Eminem is still liked by hip-hop and his buzz won't die out. Again, this is Eminem, a Top 10 best rapper ever.

  • Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.

    Eminem is the most overrated being in the history of music. Marshmallow's autistic-ass just dissed me, Drizzy, Yeezy, and HOV on that wack-ass "Evil Twin"... LOL I guess he doesn't care about having Black fans anymore... Somebody telll that man i'm officially off probation and i'm in the studio right now double-cupped up working on my response! - Best Rapper Alive

    • digzdillinger

      he didn't diss them dumb ass he implied other people bite their sound, steal their style. he has given lil wayne more credit than he will ever deserve. and your not lil gayne and if you were you should know your music is trash. gayne could never stand up and flow with mos def and black thought. he would never be invited to and he wouldnt show up if he was. get off gaynes dick you little cock-boy. also drake is garbage too so is the rest of youngmoney. the only talented artist on cash money is busta and the fact that he took that deal is an insult to his legacy.

  • Anonymous

    "What's so barely about selling 100K more than someone else?" Industry analysts and people on here were predicting a million first week. Also factor in Drake's already platinum. Eminem's the one whose going to have to survive that second week drop, and continue putting up steady numbers.

  • Anonymous

    "700k fist week is still more than Officer Ricky sold in over a year" Does Ricky looked concerned? I think not.

  • Anonymous

    NAS>JAYZ>LUPE>EMINEM Dick riders

  • RIAA

    Damn, Eminem's dickriders still alive ? He can't do better than Jay-Z.

    • Anonymous

      em killed jay on renegade remember. out sell jay? your kidding right? is jay-z artist of the decade? nope. do sales really reflect anything? nope. did eminem get slaughtered by Nas? nope, that was jay-z. also, every galaxy owner received a free digital copy of "hovs" album. jay-z is the only guy that has to give it away to get high numbers. i have a galaxy but didn't take the free download. free aint good enough that turd is gonna have to pay me to listen to his shit. also jay is the biggest dick rider in history. r-kelly,eminem,kanye,and now justin timberlake. hov hops on the dick of whoever is hot at the moment to get sales and attempt to stay relevant with his pointless shit raps.

  • So Icy Boi!

    i am back to say Tha Carter IV sold 900k+ first week. Eminem is white and just 700k? C4 outsold both Recovery and MMPL2. swag #blackpower

  • Anonymous

    Let's make this album hit 1 milli in it's first week. Go out and BUY the album !! Let's show them the white boy rules them all!!

    • Jay Chrap

      Stop making us white people look bad. I like Em cause he's sick, not white, and I could really give a f*ck how many albums he sells.

    • Scarface the Racist

      White boys rule shitty ass music. I don't even look at Em like that. He a dope rapper, don't even think about the fact that his ass white. Keep livin in yo race-tinted world, bitch ass fucker.

  • Anonymous

    Having the second highest first week sales of the year is a flop ^^^^ HHDX logic

  • Anonymous

    lol looks like Eminem toped Drakes first week sales of 650k, Drake won't be able to sell 700k 13 years into his career, so you Drake fans need to stop making comparisons because there is none.

    • Anonymous

      Either way, Eminem accomplished more in 5 years than most rappers have done in their entire careers.

    • ^

      A Drake fan making shit up to defend their hero. LOL how honorable.

    • Anonymous

      Eminem took years off in between where he basically hid because he was too strung out to do his day job. Drake doesn't have to be around in 13 years. At this rate, he'll make his money and go do something else. Then again maybe he'll have a ten year career. Nobody knows.

    • Anonymous

      Co-sign. And also it has been nearly 15 years, not 13. He also has been in the rap game for almost 20 years though part of which was underground.

    • Anonymous

      in 13 year Drake will probably be back to his first job, acting

  • Anonymous

    Alright well im not going to hop on here and talk about racial shit because every black rapper in the game acknowledges that hes at the very least top 10. I was a major critic of relapse and encore I thought they were like every typical album rappers put out, 3-4 songs hit others are fillers. Then again music is all about how YOU feel and what your going through at that point in your life. I was doing well and I was young I didn't want to listen to no accents and dude talking about relapsing and drug addiction so I wasn't feeling it. Now its 2013 and he comes out with this album im older doing well kinda thinking about past moments which is the same shit hes doing with this album so im feeling this. I like all music so the rock in it doesn't bother me I kind of think its refreshing. I give this album an 8/10 reason being I think survival and bezerk were commercial songs for call of duty and Sports programming. I also feel that "Baby" and "so much better" were fillers wasn't feeling those. I think every other song was legit with good lyrics, catchy beat and I don't care what anybody says about monster that song is a smash hit and My favorites were "stronger than I was" and "wiked ways"

    • Anonymous

      Lol at "So Much Better" and "Baby" being fillers. They are one of the best on this album and both of them songs and "Brainless" was produced by EM. I see you like pretty much the only songs which aren't hiphop on this album, like the wack ass Rick Rubin produced songs, or the Pop single The Monster. If you were too young to connect at the time Relapse dropped, you're most likely one of those New Eminem fans that started to listen to EM because of Recovery and don't know shit about hiphop. I give the album the same rating, but not for the same reasons and definitely not because of the same songs.

  • Anonymous

    Pop Music should sell big, just ask justin timberlake and justin bieber this isn't news.

  • ENDL3SS AMB1T10N

    lol...what else is new??....Em's albums always sell..no surprise here....congrats.. Follow Endless Ambition Streetwear on instagram. Dropping real soon. IG: endlessambition_streetwear

    • Anonymous

      Why you so bitter? They always post an article about the projected sales for each big hiphop artists, not just EM.

  • Anonymous

    MMLP2 will continue to sell through out the year and it will also perform very well over seas in Europe and Asia. Eminem has already sold well over 100 million's worldwide and his fanbase isn't going anywhere.

  • Anonymous

    1 mil plus; from my trusted sources. many stores are sold out of mmlp2 worldwide.

  • jerome

    First album I have bought in a long time. Marshall earned my $16.

  • Anonymous

    So minorities are mad that they're to broke and cheap to support their culture and white people are buying Eminems album like hot cakes? LMAO What ya don't support the white man will gladly snatch up and make millions from it! Don't cry now! It's too late! Sit back and enjoy the outcome of your bum ass ways! On another note that Eminem album is garbage. All pop track with sack beats and hooks. Verses are all over the place too!

    • ^

      The irony of this comment coming from BruthaDee, the 40 year old racist.

    • Anonymous

      LOL glad many of you see it now whiteboys be bringing up lame racism and be looking hella stupid doing so

    • Anonymous

      an expensive sneaker is better than an album what I can download free. - WHITE BOY

    • Scarface the Racist

      And maybe if whites got the fuck off of their asses and did some shit our country wouldn't be trillions of dollars in debt. Black people apparently cause crime and sit on our asses makin kids according to whites, but that ain't shit compared to the shit whites do, damn.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe if they stopped having so many kids with different women and expensive sneakers they don't need they would have money to support their favorite artists

    • Anonymous

      You're a dumb ass! Black people are not the only minorities d*ck head! You ever heard of latinos, asians, arabs, etc SMFH!

    • Black

      Whites support their own, they have more disposable income than Black people. The whites only have a handful of rappers to support while us Blacks have about a million. I purchased Ace Hood, Yeezy, Ghostface, Pusha T , Dom Kennedy and J. Cole and I bought a shitload of singles off ITunes but I buy R&B and Neo Soul albums too so I can't support all my favorite rap artists but I try if I have the extra money.

    • Anonymous

      Hmm balcks are 13% of the population, i'd expect whites at 70% to be able to buy way more ablums. Talk about an uneducated post.

  • Anonymous

    Came straight All The way from the caucus mountains to get this shity album us white Edomites love eminem. Cuacus power! Lmao

  • Anonymous

    Same sales as Recovery despite an over 3 year break from his last solo album and an album sound far less poppy with no hits anywhere near as big as Not Afraid or Love the Way You Lie. I'm quite surprised, and glad to see good hip hop selling. And to all the people saying this is barely more than Drake, YM members, specifically Drake and Wayne, usually only end up selling 2-2.5x more than their first week before sales pretty much end, whereas Em usually sells at least 4x his first week sales, if not more.

  • dentaldamboy

    Gerald is a fucking faggot who makes up BS about me. He knows I fuck chicks and he's butthurt about it.

  • Kathryn Forbes

    just before I saw the receipt which had said $5815, I have faith that my cousin was like actualey taking home money parttime from there computar.. there neighbour has been doing this for under 17 months and resantly cleard the mortgage on there house and purchased a great GMC. Continued>>. WWW WIKI34 COM

  • voice

    FACT: HIP HOP DX IS MOSTLY IMMATURE WHITE KIDS WHO ARE INTO HIP HOP. FACT: LOOK AT THE ATTENTION EMINEM GETS IN EVER COMMENT SECTION NO MATTER THE ARTIST. FACT: WHITE PEOPLE CONSIDER EM THE BEST BECAUSE HE IS WHITE AND A FUCKING BEAST ARTISTICALY, LYRICALY, AND SALE WISE. FACT: BLACK PEOPLE DONT CONSIDER EM THE BEST BECAUSE NONE OF THAT SHIT MATTERS TO BLACK CULTURE, HIP HOP CULTURE. HIP HOP STARTED IN THE STREETS NOT THE FUCKING BURBS. THATS WHY BLACKS CLING TO JAY-Z. EVERYTHING HE EMBODIES IS HIP HOP CULTURE, BLACK CULTURE. THATS WHY EM CANT RAP TIL HE TURNS BLUE HE WILL NEVER HAVE THAT TITLE. NO MATTER HOW GREAT HE IS. THAT WHY WHITE FOLKS GET ON HERE DISSING MOST BLACK RAPPER, BUT THEY DONT UNDERSTAND THIS SHIT WASNT MADE FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND LOL. IT MIGHT REACH THEM AND ENTERTAIN THEM BUT THEY WILL NEVER GET IT.

    • Anonymous

      Your right, white people don't relate to the black man rapping about big fukin chains and grills they stole from the store, or the old grandma they robbed on the corner of the street. White people relate to real every day life issues, not issues that black people create themselves because they are too stupid.

    • ano

      So true.....Em is a beast, but black people relate more to Jay and nas..... While white people relate more to Em...All of them are great artist but appeal to different people.....

    • Anonymous

      who the fuck are you breh? lmaooo nobody read that shit

    • ohhhhh

      oh okay I get it so its payback for all the laws whites made that blacks cant understand and they wont get it

    • Anonymous

      Next time add a random name to your post and every time you make a post that hurts their feelings they will respond to you or any post that's similiar. LMBAO, fuck they heads all up Bruh.

    • Anonymous

      i dont think he types in all caps

    • Anonymous

      Everything said here by BruthaDee is a lie.

  • blur

    This is not jay z like 750000! Not any comany give away Em's album, pay attention nuggah!

  • Anonymous

    lol a white rapper shits on all these black rappers

  • Reallydoe

    "White America, I could be one of your kids, white America, little Eric looks just like this, White America, Erica loves my shit, I go to TRL, look how many hugs I get, white America, I Could be one of your kids, white America, little Eric looks just like this, white America, Erica Loves my shit, I go to TRL, look how many hugs I get...Look at these eyes, baby blue, baby just like yourself, if they were brown, Shady lose, Shady Sits on the shelf, but Shady's cute, Shady knew, Shady's dimple's would help, make ladies swoon Baby, {ooh baby}, look at my sales! Let's do the math, if I was black, I would've sold half, I ain't have to graduate from Lincoln high school to know that!" - Eminem "White America," 2002 - "The Eminem Show"

    • Anonymous

      fuckin' racist faggot. america would be better place without you

    • ^

      Everything said by BruthaDee here is a lie.

    • VOICE

      FACT: HIP HOP DX IS MOSTLY IMMATURE WHITE KIDS WHO ARE INTO HIP HOP. FACT: LOOK AT THE ATTENTION EMINEM GETS IN EVER COMMENT SECTION NO MATTER THE ARTIST. FACT: WHITE PEOPLE CONSIDER EM THE BEST BECAUSE HE IS WHITE AND A FUCKING BEAST ARTISTICALY, LYRICALY, AND SALE WISE. FACT: BLACK PEOPLE DONT CONSIDER EM THE BEST BECAUSE NONE OF THAT SHIT MATTERS TO BLACK CULTURE, HIP HOP CULTURE. HIP HOP STARTED IN THE STREETS NOT THE FUCKING BURBS. THATS WHY BLACKS CLING TO JAY-Z. EVERYTHING HE EMBODIES IS HIP HOP CULTURE, BLACK CULTURE. THATS WHY EM CANT RAP TIL HE TURNS BLUE HE WILL NEVER HAVE THAT TITLE. NO MATTER HOW GREAT HE IS. THAT WHY WHITE FOLKS GET ON HERE DISSING MOST BLACK RAPPER, BUT THEY DONT UNDERSTAND THIS SHIT WASNT MADE FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND LOL. IT MIGHT REACH THEM AND ENTERTAIN THEM BUT THEY WILL NEVER GET IT.!!!!!!

    • Annonymous

      Shut up you racist moron. Eminem also said that he'd slap a fag, drown his wife and God knows what. If you're taking Eminem word for word, you also view him as better than Nas, Andre 3K, Gza, Rza, Immortal Technique, Tech N9ne etc., because he says he's top 4 (2 spaces took up by Eminem and Shady). Sit down KID.

    • Anonymous

      why are you bring that up?

  • Anonymous

    HA HA So Jay-Z will end up having the most sales of his album first week this year.... #MCHG and by a landslide when you include his the 1 million he sold to Samsung #Winning. Way to outsmart the white people

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TByq_vr_ckw

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sZtPRGIKZA

  • dentaldamboy

    Sorry Im late, I have been away in MIAMI with Birdman with a much needed holiday break. But now im back in my office, I can confirm that this album is going to bomb. the sales predictions are false, the people who predicted these got raped by eminem and he forced them to project these sales. The real numbers show the album is going to sell 100k first week

  • Anonymous

    Alum sales go up thanks to guilty fans.

  • Anonymous

    My advice is don't be too obvious, some try way to hard and act all icky.

  • RMAC

    .......sounds about right.....should peak at 2 million .....

  • x42ochronic

    Really wanted to like this album but only a couple of songs have any replay value

  • Anonymous

    Hey you dickrider asswipes give me some tips on how to get Hot guys to respond to my posts on Hiphopdx, I'm looking for a Hunk.

    • Anonymous

      just keep posting your twitter name over and over like that BruthaDee guy does and eventually the hotties will reach out to you i assume or he would have stopped doing it

  • Anonymous

    They set the projections high because he outdid the projections for his last album by a mile

  • Anonymous

    I ignore attention trolls and it pisses them off, I'm a cruel fuck.

    • Chipper Jones

      Its only like two clowns like that on here, I just scroll past them just like in school when you walk by the Tards in the retarted class, haha!

  • Anonymous

    Sold less than expected. A little surprising, but at this point it's less about numbers and more the fact Eminem can release an album anytime he wants to and it'll go to #1.

  • Anonymous

    Hi, my face is so hideous that my only means of human interactiocn is trolling HipHopDX forums, please pay attention to me if I try to get your attention.

    • Porn Hub

      Since when did kids start posting about 41 year old rappers on HipHopDX at 11:00 in the morning? My kid better be in his Math class at 11:00 on a Wednesday or he's grounded for a month. I feel sorry for your parents, you must be a huge dissapointment to them. Get your life together man.

    • Anonymous

      yeah but hot girls dont post on here looking to meet kids half their age

    • Porn Hub

      Never heard of dude, don't care enough to research dude, what about some Hot girls do you have some data on them?

    • Anonymous

      obviously he was referring to BruthaDee being banned from numerous hip-hop website for being a racist troll

    • Anonymous

      Was that a subliminal to someone in particular? I'm not responding out if hurt but rather anger.

    • Anonymous

      Fuckboy the world has banished you to Hiphopdx because no one in the real world likes you

    • Anonymous

      They call em Maxx I'm like 40!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the response, what's your name? If you tell me your name I promise I will type it in my posts everyday to show you that we are good friends. I have a disfigured face so I blog here where people talk to me and don't make fun of me.

    • Anonymous

      cool story bro

  • Anonymous

    Good, I mean I dont like the album but I'm always happy to see Em sell well, simply because it drives racists and underground elitest douchebags insane lol

  • Anonymous

    KING will always be the KING.

  • Anonymous

    LMAO...Not the highest selling album of the year..Sorry Stanley and barely more then Drake Smh..But still a good look though

  • Vice

    Kids, lets get this album Platinum week 1

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Drake Em's about to out do your first week sales!

  • Anonymous

    If he was black he would have been dropped after his 3rd album and back in the hood.

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