The Predictions Are In: Eminem Set For Blockbuster Debut With ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’

Published: Tuesday 5th Nov 2013 by Sam

As one of the year’s most anticipated releases, all eyes are on the commercial performance of Eminem‘s latest album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’.

Preceded by singles ‘Berzerk’, ‘Survival’, ‘Rap God’, and ‘The Monster (ft. Rihanna)’, how many units is Slim Shady’s eighth studio LP on-course to shift?

The answer awaits after the jump…

According to the ever-reliable Hits Daily Double, the 41-year-old’s ‘MMLP2’ will debut atop of next week’s Billboard 200 with sales in the ball-park of..



Set to serve as one of the year’s biggest debuts (after Justin Timberlake’s ’20/20 Experience’), the numbers certainly give the MC cause for celebration.

For, despite the industry’s continued sales plight, the figures aren’t far removed from the 741,000 units its predecessor, ‘Recovery’, shifted upon release in 2010.

Needless to say, Em remains at the top of the game. Quite literally.

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  1. Idontstanforpplidontknow November 5, 2013

    That’s so dope.his single rapGod is amazing. Oh and hello everyone

    • Stop the drama Start the music November 5, 2013

      Love ur name. Lol

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  2. Stop the drama Start the music November 5, 2013

    Wow. I’m surprised but not that surprised. He has a devoted fanbase I guess.

  3. Music critic November 5, 2013

    I am not a fan. He seems angry all the time and continues to talk about the samething. I personal don’t see the growth as an artist in him. Sure he had a hard life but almost every rapper do. But 700000 is a lot so congratulations I guess.

  4. YOOSONDALOOSE November 5, 2013

    If you’re going to do it, might as well do it like THAT! YES!

  5. Lucia November 5, 2013

    Is anyone surprised?

  6. Slayrita Legendora November 5, 2013

    Ciara and Rihanna could never!

    • Molly November 5, 2013

      Neither could rita

    • Lucia November 5, 2013

      Neither should Rita Shelvedra…..

  7. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 5, 2013

    I don’t like the album but I’m not surprised, his fan base is enormous.

    This is by far the most homophobic album I’ve ever purchased.

    • JOHNVIDAL November 6, 2013

      Why did you purchas it then? I would never do that if I don´t like an album, let alone if I think the artist spreads hate (as you are suggesting).

  8. Rosie November 5, 2013

    Literally slaying. I wonder if he’ll be #1 the week after, too. Recovery only had a 60-something percent drop.
    And congrats to Arcade Fire for selling 139K.

  9. Molly November 5, 2013

    Hope he stops Gaga from getting a number 1 album next week.

    • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 5, 2013

      But Gaga won’t even sell half of this.

  10. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 5, 2013

    Those Call of duty fans sure do love his music don’t they? There’s at least two songs where he talks about hurting women and it got me thinking, how is it that Kanye gets such a bad rep when there’s a bigger psychopath running around.

    But he knows what he’s doing, get money shady and congrats. These are huge opening numbers.

  11. ms brownie November 5, 2013

    can we get a jazmine sullivan update please???

  12. Rihannas Forehead November 5, 2013

    Whats with the Devil sign? I don’t like him, homophobic, wife beater (which is why I don’t understand a certain DV victims logic wanting to work with him), raps about r***.

    • Teacher November 5, 2013

      You support Beyonce and she’s a renowned thief! So….. STFU BITC*

  13. jake.ubb November 5, 2013

    Congrats to him – however this is the first Eminem album I have not bought since “The Eminem Show”… I will have to listen to it before giving my coins because the singles so far have all been good, but nothing I am dying to listen to again. Monster is the best so far, but leaves me wanting more…

  14. HoneychildPlease November 5, 2013

    Gaga is praying just to get have of that…

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  15. I.D. November 5, 2013

    I’m not really surprised. He has a fanbase that are prepared to spend their money and buy his material, instead of illegally download and talk all kinds of crap on every blog/website.

    • peppie November 5, 2013

      The world knows that most blacks don’t buy their fave albums. They do illegal downloads instead of buying it and tell the world that they did it smh

  16. HoneychildPlease November 5, 2013

    So Drake album is officially platinum! What the haters gonna say now??

    • JDE97 November 5, 2013

      How about “I don’t care?”

      • *ℙᏫℙ ℝᏫᎩAℒᎿᎩ* November 6, 2013


  17. ratedxxx(bad chick) November 5, 2013

    so let me get this straight, eminem is set to sell 700k on his own, without having a company buying half of his album, to give away for free, and to count the free albums, as sales..


    even though eminem is rough around the edges, I f**** with him…was just listening to “NO LOVE”, with wayne..

  18. ratedxxx(bad chick) November 5, 2013

    I have the majority of his albums…my thing with eminem he is a beast white or not…

    but the fact that the media gives him a pass for being an abuser to a woman, and bash chris brown every single damn day…kinda irks me…

    i understand people change, hence why i have the majority of his albums, but it still kinda irks me…

    • ms brownie November 5, 2013

      chris beat up a ww superstar. but i get what ur saying tho

      • WE FOUND RIHANNA. November 5, 2013

        That shouldn’t matter.

  19. ratedxxx(bad chick) November 5, 2013

    I’m not surprise that still making huge numbers after all these years, its because he’s a beast…

    you dont here him bragging about how much money he has, or brag about how great he is…because his music speaks for itself..

    him and wayne always going to have huge numbers, because they both have a fanbase that supports them, good or bad…

    wayne has these white boys, living in the suburbs, on lock…lol

    • Haha November 5, 2013

      Biggie smalls, one of the greatest, rapped about money all the time and he’s still considered one of the best. Wayne raps about money too. I don’t have a problem with that but some of the s*** this dude raps about is worse than rapping about money.

  20. the voice November 5, 2013

    3 hip hop albums and 1 r&b album that debuted with over 500,000 in 1st week in 2013…..

    there were also at least 2 other hip hop acts that debuted #1 on Billboard… Kanye and Wale…

    I believe J COle and Kanye are both gold now… Kendrick and Macklemore went platinum this year too.

    Drake, Jayz, and Eminem will all be platinum by end of 2013

    This is great for urban music… I just wish the labels would do a BETTER job of promoting r& b acts…

    Anyway, congrats to Em, Jayz, Drake, and Justin

    • NICKI MINAJ November 5, 2013

      Jay is double platinum babe.

    • GoldenBoy J November 7, 2013

      Drake debuted at #1 too, and he’s already platinum!

  21. Haha November 5, 2013

    He’s a perfect example of how it helps to be white, a black man could never get away with some of his s*** and not get grilled by the media and still see the sales as well.

  22. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 5, 2013

    “you dont here him bragging about how much money he has, or brag about how great he is…because his music speaks for itself..”

    I’m guessing you either bought the album and didn’t listen to it or you didn’t buy the album at all. Eminem brags about his money on this album, listen to it.

    • Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 5, 2013

      He also does brag about how great he is on this album.

    • ABC November 5, 2013

      god u stay on beyonces c***. umbrella ella ella is no better.

  23. pat November 5, 2013

    yall dumb h*** thought Em would flop…lol…he will forever be an album seller….

  24. Dove/Queen Monica November 5, 2013

    throwing up the devil horns, covering one eye…a shame. anyway, congrats em…your sheep keep buying your music.

    • Jeff November 5, 2013

      Yep devil horns, covering one eye as in all seeing eye. Rihanna throws up the sign often. They apart of this devil cult s***.

  25. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 5, 2013

    LMAO Nicky Romero just dragged Beyonce on instagram, I cannot. YASSS YASSS YYYYYAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSS at the dragging.

    • musiclover November 5, 2013

      but who hasnt seen that pick tho…kinda late with that and its not really a drag

    • ABC November 5, 2013

      god u stay on beyonces c***. umbrella ella ella is no better

    • Hush November 5, 2013

      It couldn’t have been more hardcore than what Teyana did to the other one. Teehee. Rihanna is still trying to pick up her face after that.

  26. peppie November 5, 2013

    now we can see the devil horns. It’s like this guy want people to see that he is a devil follower. This white guy is the real woman beater but he gets a pass because the whites stick together even if he’s wrong. It’s like the devil followers can do no wrong.

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  28. Theman November 5, 2013

    This album will sell more than this. Hits predicted, way above what y’all have. Hell probably do closer to 800-900k.. He’s incredibly talented. It’s amazing to see these numbers.. Excellent job.. His fan base is enormous….

  29. JOHNVIDAL November 6, 2013

    Well, watch predictions changing everyday until they get him to 900,000 minimum like they did with Justin Timberlake. You know the more the media hypes and talks about how successful an album is being the more it sells throughout the week. Those are the two media darlings. It won´t chage.
    And it´s sad, cos God knows there are a lot more reasons for the media to turn against Eminem than against so many artists that have suffered that. But he gets a pass (not to mention his stan base is totally crazy, we often mention Rihanna, Beyonce fans or whatever, but those are the real crazy ones, just look at youtube comments and you´ll see the level of craziness and hate towards everything, basically women, gay persons and female singers, unless Eminem himself “approves” that singer by collaborating with her). Crazy.

  30. BeyIsKing November 6, 2013

    Those numbers are crazy good

  31. Patrick November 6, 2013

    I like a few songs so far, which surprises me because I thought I was over him. I am sick of the homophobic slurs and raps about violence and I think he needs to outgrow all that at this stage of his life, but if it works………then I see why he sticks with it. He is the lady gaga of the rap world, nothing more than a gimmick with a few tricks. Now, DANCE MONKEY and get that money!

    • BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 6, 2013

      Lady gaga of the rap world? I Stan for lady gaga,but the fact that you have the audacity to call eminem the lady gaga of the rap world proves how stupid you are. Apart from his rapping and DV which,everyone got over LONG ago,when did you ever see him pulling some crazy stunts to get people to talk about him? *side eyes Kanye west.* He went into silence for nearly 2 years and came back better than ever. During that period,did you hear of any controversy? NO. He has proved to be relevant in the rap game without having to call on miley or rap about big booty h*** and how much money he has. A quality you overlook because you can’t look past your insecurities.

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