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Eminem Becomes First Artist to Sell 1 Million Digital Albums

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Hip-hop’s answer to Michael Jackson, Eminem has set yet another record: becoming the first artist to sell 1 million digital albums.

Eminem’s comeback album, ‘Recovery,’ which was the best-selling physical release of 2010, has notched over 1 million domestic digital sales, just weeks after his ‘Hell: The Sequel’ collaboration EP with Royce Da 5’9” debuted at No. 1.

“We are thrilled to congratulate Eminem on the history-making digital sales success of Recovery,” Em’s manager Paul Rosenberg said. “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.”

“‘Recovery’ selling one million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist,” Interscope Records’ Vice Chairman Steve Berman added. “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.”

The 39-year-old MC also recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having one of the top five Facebook pages, with 42.05 million likes, placing Eminem’s page alongside Lady Gaga, YouTube.com, Zynga and Facebook itself, in popularity.

Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″‘s Bad Meets Evil album ‘Hell: The Sequel’ was released on June 13. Read the BoomBox interview with Royce here.


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