Eminem Mania: ‘MMLP2’ Set To Become Fastest-Selling Album Of 2013 In UK / US Sales Revised Upwards

Published: Thursday 7th Nov 2013 by Sam

While the competition sparring about control and kingship, Eminem is letting his numbers do the talking.

Released this week, the emcee’s eighth studio album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (MMLP2)’  has enjoyed blockbuster success the globe over – especially in the UK and US.

Full story after the jump…

According to Britain’s Official Charts Company, the ‘Berzerk’ led set is in course to become the fastest-selling album of the year in the UK. The impressive feat comes after the album sold a whopping 73,000 copies…in just 24 hours. If the LP’s strong sales continue, which the OCC have already confirmed as the case, it’ll see the project officially nab the title from Daft Punk and their hit album ‘Random Access Memories’ – which sold 165,000 (in total) during its premiere week back in May.

(Random fact: the UK’s total size is akin to that of Eminem’s home state, Michigan. Viewed this way, the numbers are ‘blockbuster’ defined, as it means that the concentration of sales is likely highest in the UK compared to other markets – such as the America, which boast bigger populations).

Still, on home soil, Slim Shady remains ever the unit-shifting force. For, despite educated estimates placing ‘MMLP2’ on-track for a  #1 debut on the Billboard 200 with sales of 700,000, that number has been revised upwards and now has been the set in the 750k arena. The figure puts in the rapper in prime position for second fasest-selling album of 2013 in the States, bested only by Justin Timberake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’, which debuted with 948,000 in March.

‘Em’s last album, ‘Recovery’, opened with 741,000 in the US in 2010.

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  1. Rockwitu November 7, 2013

    Ciara didn’t even sell that in a week!!!

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    • Sahsa November 7, 2013

      All 5 of Cedric’s 1st week sales combined haven’t sold what Em is selling in his 1st week!

      • FAF November 7, 2013

        ^ u misspelled ur name, troll

        u stan for Beyonce lets not sis
        she’s never sold 700k either

        Cedric got more publicity off her ring than anyone else on this blog, thats for sure ugly

        RiYAWNA who? 😆


      she wont sell that in 10 years LMFAO!!!!

  2. OVODasher November 7, 2013

    Lucky him. He’s the only rapper that was given airtime on all radio formats and now he’s still reaping the rewards from that. The best thing about him is that he’s very talented so he deserves it but people shouldn’t think these sales happen by chance. If your label gets behind you and wants you to do well you WILL do well.

  3. truthteller November 7, 2013

    Tgj is always spinning for its fav.
    UK might be the size of Michigan in land but it is avout 1315its size in population.
    How does land size matters ?
    Land doesn’t buy album.

    BTW, when are u gonna post about Rihanna blockbuster tour report?

    Oh wait… It doesn’t fit the single artist meme…

    • JaggedLittleThrill November 7, 2013

      You are so dumb. Like omg, you are ACTUALLY dumb.

      It’s harder to sell in a small country because there’s less ‘audience’ to reach, that’s why the certification barriers are lower in England. If Em is selling 73k in a day in a country that only has a few million people living in it then that counts as slayage.

      Stick to stanning for your one hit wonder faves and leave the major numbers to the REAL artists.

      • FAF November 7, 2013

        Noone cares about Diarrhea flop tour if u know she sold 100mil off of it why does TGJ need to post on it? 🙄

      • hmm November 9, 2013

        England has a population of nearly 70million, talking bout couple million. we know the US has something like 650+million.

  4. Keyshia Del Rey November 7, 2013

    Gaga must be shitting bricks 2bh. If Em is doing this without half of the drama she’s given to Interscope this era she needs to slay like this to have made it all worth while.
    I still can’t believe she fired Troy after everything he’s done for her.

  5. BrunoMartian November 7, 2013

    Just a reminder of how well people do when they have talent and money behind them. Good on you Em!

  6. JOHNVIDAL November 7, 2013

    LOLOL I told you so! They won´t stop with the over hype and new predictions until they make him sell 900,000 copies in the USA at least. It´s getting on my last nerve how 2 or 3 media darlings get away with anything while others suffer backlash sooner or later no matter if they didn´t do anything to deserve it at all.
    Anyway, as a far as I remember these are his two biggest markets, am I right?

    • XYZ November 7, 2013

      Aren’t they anyone’s biggest markets, except P!nk, who is really succesfull in Australia…?

      • JOHNVIDAL November 7, 2013

        I mean that he is especially big there. For example Rihanna´s biggest market would be the UK (even if she sells more in the USA in comparison cos the country and audience is bigger)

    • RoyalKev November 7, 2013

      They won´t stop with the over hype and new predictions until they make him sell 900,000 copies in the USA at least. It´s getting on my last nerve how 2 or 3 media darlings get away with anything while others suffer backlash
      ^ Truth! This is exactly what is going on in the industry today. This decade is filled with hype and bullsh*t!

  7. AllPinkBarbieDreamHaus November 7, 2013

    If Nicki puts her mind to it she could sell like this too.

    • HomeTownGloria November 7, 2013

      That’s actually not a lie. She is a major player in the game and the GP does like her WHEN she gets it right. I think her problem is that she doesn’t think globally enough when it comes to promo, and thinks touring is enough to bring in sales when they’re not.

    • Mrs.Nick Jonas November 7, 2013

      #Accurate. Manny is a good manager but he needs to see that she’s much bigger than anybody in her camp is aware of.

      My cousin goes to school in Nagoya and she said that all her friends are mad that Nicki never does TV performances elsewhere other than the US when so many people want to see her.

      • BarbzRUs November 7, 2013

        It’s not just Japan boo, she does it everywhere. She’s never performed on UK television before and only did two or three tv performances in the US for PFRR.

        I get that she was busy touring, but I really think albums are >>>> than ticket sales and if anything help ticket sales if the album does what it’s supposed to. Maybe Manny should start managing with her TC.

      • TurntUp4Cici November 7, 2013

        B****** really wouldn’t be able to deal if TC started managing Nicki. Like they deadass wouldn’t be able to handle the branding slayage. I think their personalities would clash though.

    • fa November 11, 2013

      No she will not, she is a s***** artist and sucks, she cant rap nor sing, shes a full sell out

  8. The Truth Hurts November 7, 2013

    Sorry b**** but you are so dumb the uk population is in the region of 60 million not ‘a few million.’ The population of Michigan is approx. 10 million so in reality, the uk audience is 6x larger than michigan. This article is a mess. The uk population is roughly a seventh of the USA so 75k x 7 is about 525,000 sales . In reality the USA has the higher concentration of sales(if the predictions are accurate).750000>525000

    • BeachHouseBritney November 7, 2013

      And your point is? For someone to be selling like that in a country with a population that small TGJ has every right to show him love.
      Your name is The Truth Hurts and you are so right. The truth DOES hurt and that’s why you can’t deal with the fact that Em is slaying because his music is good and his record label know what to do with him.

  9. CandyWarhol November 7, 2013

    Lol at you people thinking TC would ever manage Nicki.

    • DemiQueenVato November 7, 2013

      Sweetheart, why are you worrying about Nicki when you should be worrying about Gaga’s drug problem.

  10. Silde November 7, 2013

    When will artpoop?

  11. Mt November 7, 2013

    Watch Em out sell gaga in his second week. Oh that will be epic.

  12. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 7, 2013

    Wow, this is impressive. Congrats Eminem.

    The thing that urks me is that he gets a pass for a lot of the crap he raps about on his album but once again, his fan base is ridiculously massive.

    Congrats Slim.

  13. Career Ender November 7, 2013

    Overrated angry b******

    Born Sinner >>>

  14. iconic cici November 7, 2013

    When will Rihanna and Beyonce??

    • Silde November 7, 2013

      When will Ciara sell 700k total?

      • iconic cici November 7, 2013

        When Rihanna gets engaged and When Beyonce gets some originality.

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 7, 2013

      You mad h**? All three end up doing better than Ciara. In 24 hours,eminem has sold what it took Cierror a whole year to do so. The shade writes itself.

  15. iconic cici November 7, 2013

    I thought Rihanna and Beyonce were the biggest stars in the world why do they struggle to does these numbers then, with all the hits Rihanna has and shes never sold more than 300k first week #pathetic, Even Ciara sold 338k first week kii

    • Absolved November 7, 2013


      With that name, you have the audacity to be condescending about another acts sales? When was the last time Cici sold 700k in TOTAL? CiCi sold 338k first week how many years ago? Has her latest album even sold that altogether?

      This is why I doubt that you’re a real Ciara fan. Someone who is a fan of an artist who is struggling as much as she is currently should be completely humble when it comes to sales in general. It makes no sense for anyone who actually likes her to act like that while wearing her name. You’re only pretending to be a fan so that she can get a backlash from the obnoxious things you say about other artists while throwing up her name.

      I spot a fake. Cici hater in the house. Who are you actually a stan of? Rihanna’s? Probably.

    • Jahquez November 7, 2013

      You’re pressed sis!!! Pressed and delusional! Look at your name lmao

    • peppie November 7, 2013

      Yep with ALL the fans on twitter and on facebook Rihanna can’t do numbers nowhere near this the first week. That’s why the world knows that those fans are fake and were bought.

  16. RoyalKev November 7, 2013

    Amazing how dead on HDD is when estimating how many sales R&B belles will get debut week (like Brandy, Kelly, Ciara, Tamar, etc), but these revised sales always go up for certain mainstream acts(JT, Katy, Em). Very interesting!

  17. Amanda Bynes November 7, 2013

    Lady Gaga could be in the line for lowest album sale this year.

    • iconic cici November 7, 2013

      Is Amanda still in rehab sis?

      • Amanda Bynes November 7, 2013

        Lady Gaga is next in line with Ciara and Jessie J.

      • Amanda Bynes November 7, 2013

        I’ll be home for Christmas sis. Don’t forget to buy my rap album when it comes out.

  18. Mika November 7, 2013

    JT sold 968k, not 948k. It’s not hard to fact check.

  19. FIRM November 7, 2013

    Too bad Jay-Z couldn’t do these numbers without a free download…. Go EM!

    • Amanda Bynes November 7, 2013

      Gay-Z is ugly like Beyonce

    • Mwah November 7, 2013

      Jay Z did over 500k minus Samsung sales. Which is good.

  20. BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 7, 2013

    Oooooooohhhhh my husband! Keep on winning babe. I can’t at a Ciara Stan having the audacity to shade beyonce,gaga and rihanna about sales. I mean seriously! The joke writes itself. Anyway,MMLP2 slays. Listening to bad guy right now. He finally made as sequel to Stan,like I can’t breathe right now. Stan is his best song to date. #HYPING.

  21. Mark111 November 7, 2013

    Em might out sell Gaga next week. I can see him doing 350-400K next week. I don’t see Gaga doing more than 300K. Let’s hope.

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 7, 2013

      350-400k? The underestimation! We all know what his fan can do!

      • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 7, 2013


  22. LOL November 7, 2013



    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 7, 2013

      Oh please. You don’t have to be white to hit it big. Look at tupac. He wasn’t white,yet he’s the greatest rap icon. Em would still be the same legend he is even though he was black,cuz he is beyond talented,and a beast on the mic. Stop reaching.

      • Vee November 7, 2013

        Im sorry but i have to disagree. Eminem gets away with a lot of things a black man would never. People grill Kanye for his antics yet Eminem has been even more of psycopath and does not get any slack from the media. And Tupac reigned when 90s R&B and Hip Hop were the main genres and selling like Hot Cakes. Hip hop still sells, but if it was black man who rapped like Eminem they would not be seeing these sales. You have to accept these things. Hes talented, but it does help because hes white.

    • Navy Nick November 7, 2013

      this is SO TRUE, I love him, & all, but YES VERY TRUE!

    • truth tea (take a sip) November 7, 2013

      it’s true and Eminem himself admitted it on ‘White America’

      • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 7, 2013

        Y’all also forget that jay z used to be a drug dealer before he changed. He’s one of the biggest names out there,and people give him a pass even though he stabbed someone back in the day. Eminem has managed to turn his life around for the better. Why do you think he named his last album recovery? People grill Chris and Kanye because Chris can’t go a day without hitting someone and Kanye always has to rant about something. You can’t blame race for everything.

  23. rih rox((U mad Bro?))(( stanning for H20’s previous rant)) November 7, 2013

    Yesh! Love EMINEM.

  24. peppie November 7, 2013

    Funny this guy is going to outsell Jay-Z & Kanye. This white dude just took our rapping style and made it his. I say that’s good for the black rappers because they always involving him into things. Do you honestly think that a black person can go and take over country music? Enough of that s***. Every time I see his picture I think of the beating his wife Karen took from him. But he’s white and can beat any woman he choose. Oh and what he did to his mother back in the day was awful. To be honest when this dude raps you can’t understand what the hell he’s saying through the yelling.

    • COLOR > FACTS?? November 11, 2013

      I guess rapping skill means absolutely nothing, it’s all about the black dudes ‘including the white dude into things’ because hes white right? and about Country.. Ever heard of Hooty and the Blowfish? Last i heard this white dude never had a wife karen and Kim Mathers never once said she’d been brutally beat, judging by all we know which is from songs they both had destructive relationships, he was never put in jail for it yet you hear his lyrics and claim hes a women beater. I want to call you ignorant fella but that word doesn’t even fit you, all you see is color and that’s all you need right? COLOR > FACTS guys. that’s it

  25. mlp2 November 9, 2013

    Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to make a top notch
    article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a
    whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

  26. African Stan November 12, 2013

    Yes!!! Eminem is WHITE!!! So is yelawolf, mac miller & asher roth! But as good as they are, these other guys obviously AREN’T as ill as slim is!!! I feel it’ll be sheer ignorance to let “colour” blind you from seeing shady’s musical skills!!!
    Music is a universal language! So f*ck that sh*t abt shady stealing RAP from blacks! That’s like saying a dude like me from another continent shouldn’t do hip hop cus its a USA thing!
    I’d like to beg you eminem haters to please STFU and let me listen to some great music – #MMLP2! For heaven’s sake I waited 2 whole years for this album!!! Jeez!
    *putting on my headphones, pressing “play”*

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