Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ Reaches Double Platinum Status

During today’s declining sales climate, it’s hard enough for rappers to go gold let alone platinum, but Eminem remains the exception. The Detroit lyricist’s sixth solo album, Recovery, reached double platinum status today (August 18) and it only took eight weeks.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released this morning, Em moved an additional 132,600 units over the last seven days, making his overall numbers now stand at 2,113,00. In addition, Shady secured the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 sales chart, after slipping to No. 2 last week.

The next hip-hop artist to appear on the chars is Rick Ross at No. 7. The Miami Boss pushed 29,5600 copies of his new album, Teflon Don, out of the stores this go-round, making his four week total equal 308,400.

Slipping three spots to No. 8 is Drizzy Drake. Fans of the Young Money star bagged up 24,300 Thank Me Later discs this week, bringing his overall stats to 970,200.

Frequent collaborator Bun B shot down 13 slots to No. 17. Trill O.G. pulled in 16,100 in sales this cycle, making his two week total stand at 56,900.

Rounding out the Top 40 is 2009 XXL Freshman B.o.B at No. 32. The ATLien’s major label debut The Adventures of Bobby Ray attracted 11,200 in sales this week. After 16 weeks the Grand Hustle artists’s tally sits at 356,000. —Elan Mancini

  • HUH?

    Where is G-Unot Killa? The news is so slow…i need some Gangsta stories…

    • Eminem

      Fuck you.

  • djcalimovement

    Distant Relatives is a classic…support the album.

    • Dinero

      Co-Sign…. That shit is fire…. I gotta buy anotha copy cuz nuthin else is worth buyin this week… Bun B shit is dope too and I’ve had recovery but they dont amount to tha same quality as that Nas & Damian Marley joint… And u’d think with all these pot heads/marijuana smokers/kush tasters that they would support tha Marley’s but hey this tha way tha game goes… But mos Def, Distant Relatives is tha best “HIP-HOP” album of tha year and its not even all hip hop…

  • jburg

    Rword??? Anybody heard from him? LMAO. Ross fat ass is tumblin’ down the charts!! This album ain’t going Gold either. I’m mad no one is checking that BOB. That album is nice.

    • GOD

      ^or the Bun-B album.

      Props to Em though.

      • RWord

        Sorry, I was busy with you moms.

        BOSS!!!!

        • James

          How can Ricky Ross have a track called Summas mine when Em and Drake have been killing it.

          Summas Em’s!!!

          Ba haha

          Ross will go gold, but it will take him doing a video for every track and more lame promo videos, oh’ and 4 months.

        • jburg

          Rword…. what are you 12? That was weak as fuck. Dude i’m out of middle school. keep those lame ass punch lines. Considering you know nothing about me I will let is slide. I will just except that you are as dumb as a bag of bricks.

  • KLETEWOOD

    Summer is coming to an end and Em is still on top. What are all these other rappers doing? Everyone else is irrelevant nowadays.

    Games and Jeezy’s mixtapes are cool. Thats about it. BMF song is cool. Gucci is kinda hot…but, there’s no song that really stands out right now. Kanye is dropping in a few months. When Wayne gets out…the hype will be back.

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    Recovery is not even a all that BUT this guy has the loyalist of fans. look at the major drop off between HIM and BUN B. smh. hip hop?

  • JC

    King Mathers can’t be stopped

  • gaddic

    King Mathers cannot be stopped indeed
    The best commercial rapper of all-time
    Proving you can be a lyrical genius and still sell a shit-load of records!!!

    All these fake weak lyrical commercial fags should follow suit

  • c-class

    fuck mathers king of the white kids lol

  • wiz khaya

    No matter what Marshall stans say, Eminem sells coz he has white skin. With his albums being purchased by majority white fans. Put it ths way. If Em career, records, story were exactly th same frm th start, but he was black. Would he have sold the way he has? HELL NAH!

    • James

      When you have everyone from Rakim, lil Wayne and Kanye west plus a ton of other heads in the game telling he’s the greatest of all time. That’s it!

      Em doesn’t even care about album sales and he’s still selling.

      I’ve never bought one of his albums, but he is the illest in the game hands down.

    • asher

      um, who do you think buys the majority of hip hop its not the blacks! and i’m black too. we’re the minority, it’s the whites whose buying em shit, wayne shit, and drake shit. so don’t use ur lame ass “he’s selling cus he’s white shit” that bullshit. we’re in 2010 not fuckin 1950′s get the fuck outta here.

      • SNOW FLEXAL

        DATS STUPID TO SAY.DIS GUY HAS ALL BLACK HOMMIES HE EVEN BEHAVES LIKE A BLACK G.U KNOW WAT EM IS D BEST IN D GAME RIGHT NOW.LOVE IT OR HATE IT

  • wiz khaya

    No matter what Marshall stans say, Eminem sells coz he has white skin. With his albums being purchased by majority white fans. Put it ths way. If Em’s career, records, nd story were exactly th same frm th start, but he was black. Would he have sold the way he has? HELL NAH!

  • T Hunt

    The truth is if he was black he wouldnt sell as many records…but he would be considered the best rapper ever no contest…no one can touch him lyricaly NO ONE he get sales cuz he’s white but also no respect for the same reason

    • James

      Word!

  • tore1o

    the fact that em is white could have affected his sales but shouldnt affect if he is the best rapper ever..but it is what it is and its PROOF in all these articles and comments

  • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

    Damn Eminem killing the charts right now, congrats to him….but honestly though, when I bought the album, I listened to it only once so far and even though I thought it was dope, I haven’t listened to it again since.

    Drake is going to go plat, just wait a few more weeks….

    Trill O.G. IMO is Bun B’s best album to date, even the tracks with Drake are good.

    That Rick Ross album gets old….fast. He needs to chill with the features and do more solo work, expand his topics more instead of the same ol’ ‘Money-Cars-Drugs-Women’ stuff. That song Tears of Joy was dope, hope he does more of that.

    Its so many good albums out thats getting overshadowed right now, support good music folks!

  • wiz_khaya

    Eminem…. The best rapper ever?Or even alive? Ok whatever u say white person. Nah lemme get ths straight. Em over nas, over jay, over big, nd many others. Fuck outta man. Artist dnt decide shit, we the ppl do. Alota white em fan votes dnt count coz their stannery clouds their judgement.

  • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

    Cats are still with that Em excuse. SMDH

    Y’all mad at it? Then go cop Bun B, Curren$y, or who’s black that just came out, and put them at the top of the chart.

    N^ggaz don’t support each other, bottom line. Look at EVERYONE freestyling off of ‘BMF’, but Ross just cracked the 300K sold mark. ‘Distant Relatives’ is a damn good album that most of y’all didn’t buy even though it has one of the other top 5 MC’s in the game, Nas. I guess the reggae music and cultural references were too much.

    It’s always some intangible that makes Blacks NOT support, instead of supporting, like how the Caucasians keep their music heroes alive by doing the reverse. And the trifling factor is cats STILL don’t see it, yet complain about it.

    Em flipped 2 mil in a heavy download environment. Wait, ain’t it nothing but nerds and white e-thugs on the ‘net anyway?

    So you mean to tell me ’cause the homies are too busy in the streets being “real”, and most hoodrats can’t afford a computer, the brothers can’t sell in this environment because of downloading?

    k

    • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

      ^^^this

      Honestly it shouldn’t even be about race, just support good music, PERIOD. Why everybody making this ish out of race?

      • jburg

        WHY? Cause some niggas just love to hate. They hate to see a white guy at the top of a “black” artform. He can’t help that he studied the game and because great at it. Niggas should stop hating and take notes.

    • sb

      @ don.. yep

  • kcz253z

    THE ROOTS AND BIG BOI WERE FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DID ANY OF YOU CLOWNS BUY THEM????????????????

  • Anonymous

    Eminem is the 2nd greatest to ever do it (behind Pac). The fact is… he sells because he is WHITE. No offence or disrespet. I’m just telling the truth. Go to one of his concerts. They are packed full of White boys with blonde hair. But who cares. Well done Em.

  • The Truth

    It’s mainly White people that buy his records. He sells so much due to the fact he’s White. I can’t hate though. Well done Em.

  • http://MYSPACE HELTAH SIN SAY

    FUCK I HATE THAT I HAVE TO LOG IN TO LEAVE A COMMENT IT TAKES TO FUCKEN LONG!!!! WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK BUYS ALL THE BLACK RAPPERS SHIT? BLACK PEOPLE? COME ON DAWG, BLACK DONT BUY SHIT, NOT EVEN THERE OWN PEOPLES SHIT!! STAY OFF EM’S DICK!! HES ILL AND THATS IT. NOBODYS BUYING DRAKES HALF WHITE HALF BLACK OBAMA STEEZZ. JUST TAKE A LOOK WHY HE AINT PLATINUM YET!!

  • jburg

    Here we go again with this white shit. The same niggas that talking all this shit are the same ones that didn’t buy NAS, or B.O.B, or Big Boi. You want black artist to be on top, then go buy their shit. If Em sucked then no one would buy it, period. Yes dude is white but he is more than NICE on the mic. White and Blacks bought his CD. Hell my mom even copped it!! My fucking MOMS!!! Black folks bash whites for being racist but from the look of it on here, we the ones racist. You nigga are trippin for real.

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  • HE

    if em sucked he wudnt sell.yea he white but so is aston roth or whatever his name is n so is paul wall n they aint doin ems #s combined!i BOUGHT ems shit that big boi that nas that b.o.b that roots that drake n that bun n that ross n all are gud some more than others tho.i enjoy the music.im a fan of hip hop so i support it.bottom line.fuck up out of here with the race shit.its music!

  • HE-HATE-ME

    if em sucked he wudnt sell.yea he white but so is aston roth or whatever his name is n so is paul wall n they aint doin ems #s combined!i BOUGHT ems shit that big boi that nas that b.o.b that roots that drake n that bun n that ross n all are gud some more than others tho.i enjoy the music.im a fan of hip hop so i support it.bottom line.fuck up out of here with the race shit.its music!

  • THE G.O.D

    PEACE

    When the hell did Rakim endorse Elmvis; I don’t know about Homo west, pardon me, emo west, get the fuck outta here. The greatest of what?

    PEACE

  • ed

    If 50 was white would he have sold as much as he did? Prolly not. Stop with the color bs, ain’t nobody buyin this no more.

  • $

    Trill OG all day. Get ur testoserone up America.

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    the only mainstream artist that has underground stuff that is respectable.. i truly respect em.. he is a real EMCEEE check out my site at hiphopisgone.blogspot.com

  • Thought

    Ems album is great but Bun’s album is my favorite. If your in the hood and need that proper mentality as a man, fux wit the Trill OG. All in all both albums have good muzik. The krazy shit is that people kop rosses album when Bun-B’s with bonus tracks is just as tough if not better. Probly the single. 2010 muzik lookin propa.

  • worldwide

    Im feelin that CNN album, Its a g thang

  • Phat305

    Wen wl u grow da fuck up?its music not race,if its dope, thumbs up.stop runnin your dumbnes infact ur da only fool left.

  • FrankDuke2424

    Yo anyone that says Eminem only sells because he is white needs to look in the mirror because they are pure racist there are no other white rappers that sell and there are a lot of white rappers or and some cant even get signed so if its so easy for a white guy to sell i guest asher bubba and paul should of all went 3 times or even 1 time platinum

  • FrankDuke2424

    You know what eminem is the kobe bryant of rap no matter what he does fags alway find a way to put someone over him but will make lil wayne king off of lollipop songs please

  • kedordu

    2010 was a great yr for hiphop the best in prolly 5/6 yrs

  • ZIM_BOY

    Emeinem’s album is hot. period!!! The world is growin, racism should fuck of.. it may be a cliche but people should unite. if a white boy make good shit.. Imma listen!!! if he dont, i wont… Race gt nuthin t do with it.

  • http://XXLmag.com Mats Eriksson

    Tråkigt att se att så många har fastnat i det gamla!! VIT SVART VIT SVART Är det inte MUSIK vi pratar om..Det Kommer Mera

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    shady!!