If recent reports are anything to go by, this year saw Interscope Records sever ties with ‘Pretty Girl Rock’ sensation Keri Hilson.
However, before the label speaks out to either confirm or deny the above, they have joined their leading man Eminem in welcoming good news this month, shedding fresh light on his undying hold over the charts.
Why his label-mates may owe him a thank you?
Sure to give the GaGa-backed company even more of an incentive to ‘splash the cash’ when pushing new LPs from the likes of Lana Del Rey and Kendrick Lamar, Em’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP2’ crossed the 2 million US units sold mark in the last week!
Why this milestone is so important to all of its contributors? Well, as of last week, every single album to have been released by the rapper can boast of selling no less than 2 million copies in his domestic market, with ‘LP2’ now sat at the 2.004 million mark.
With this new record, the seasoned performer has seen his combined sales hit the 44.91 million milestone, doing so with the aid of his debut offering ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ which has sold 10.8 million units in the US since its May 23rd 2000 release!
“The rapper has now overtaken country king George Strait (44.89 million) to become the second-best-selling male artist of the SoundScan era. (Notably, of course, Strait’s career predates the inception of SoundScan data.)”
With the above in mind, we ask…