Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ Expected to Break Platinum
Although record sales are at an all-time-low, Eminem continues to consistently keep going platinum. The Detroit rapper's latest, 'Recovery,' debuted at No.1 on Billboard's American and European Albums charts -- his sixth straight No.1 album -- and remains at No.1 on both the U.S. and U.K. charts in its second week of release,
Though many doubted Em would be able to continue his streak, especially after 'Recovery' leaked, the album sold 741,000 copies in its first week, and is expected to move a projected 320-340,000 more in the U.S. in its second week, making it the best-selling U.S. debut since 2008.
The album's Rihanna-featuring single, 'Love the Way You Lie,' is currently burning up the singles charts, alongside the album's first single, 'Not Afraid.' A slew of other album tracks are currently on Billboard's Hot 100, including 'No Love,' '25 to Life,' 'Won't Back Down,' 'Space Bound' and more. It's not like they predicted another platinum plaque for Em for the season seven finale of 'Entourage' or something. Oh, wait -- they did.