Eminem has sold a ton of records in his career and tons of fans have flocked to his concerts. With over 191 million Equivalent Album Sales sold since his career started, Em is one of the most successful of all time, and new numbers show he is the most successful rapper.
Chart Masters has kept up with Eminem’s souring album sales and their accumulative album sales charts continue to rise for Slim Shady. Their Commensurate Sales to Popularity Concept (CSPC) brings together albums, physical and download singles, as well as audio and video streaming as well. It is a full-service rankings of all music.
Over Eminem’s career over 191 million units worldwide have been streamed. Over 98.6 million of those sales come from his albums:
The Slim Shady LP (1999) 10,390,000
The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) 23,340,000
The Eminem Show (2002) 23,020,000
8 Mile (2002) 10,330,000
Encore (2004) 11,030,000
Relapse (2009) 4,480,000
Recovery (2010) 8,340,000
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013) 4,770,000
Revival (2017) 1,200,000
Kamikaze (2018) 1,060,000
Music to Be Murdered By (2020) 690,000
Eminem has five albums with over 10 million sales in his library of work. Two of them have over 23 million units each. Those two albums are the top two selling rap albums of all time.
Almost 70% of sales for Eminem’s debut album are domestic, but Music To Be Murdered By only shows that 51% of those sales came from the U.S.A, marking the best foreign sales for any Eminem record.
190,983,000 Equivalent Album Sales makes Marshall Mathers the most successful rapper of all time. The current generation of TikTok loving cancel culture might have come at it, but there’s a reason why he’s not going away.
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