According to Billboard, Eminem’s latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, is set to have the the second-largest sales week of the year and debut at No. 1, predicting to sell between 700,000 and 750,000 copies. The only other album to sell more this year is Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, which sold 968,000 copies in March. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was released officially yesterday (November 5), which got a XL rating from XXL.
The current holder of the second-largest sales week of 2013 is Drake’s Nothing Was The Same. NWTS sold 658,000 its first week. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 official sales number will be released on Nov. 13 and will also be Em’s seventh consecutive No. 1 album. For hip-hop records, Slim Shady is tied with Nas and Kanye for the second-most No. 1, each having six albums reach No. 1. With The Marshall Mathers LP 2, this will be Slim’s seventh No. 1, making him the sole holder of second place. First place goes to Jay Z with 13 albums reaching No. 1 on the charts.