Thanks to ‘Side B,’ GRAMMY winning rapper Eminem is back on the higher side of the Billboard 200 with his latest album, ‘Music to Be Murdered By.’
Featuring appearances from the likes of Dr. Dre, Skylar Grey, Ty Dolla $ign, and more, the 16-track deluxe edition was surprise-dropped December 18 – much to the delight of Em’s fans.
Now, 10 months after the original 20-track ‘Music to Be Murdered By’ debuted at No. 1, its reissued version has helped hoist it back into the chart’s top 5.
Eminem’s ‘Music to Be Murdered By (Side B)’
First Week Sales (SPS): 94,000 units
Billboard 200 Placement: #3
Blocked from revisiting #1 by efforts from Taylor Swift (as we reported here) and Paul McCartney, ‘Side B’ – which saw its sales figures added to that of its original incarnation – bested industry analyst predictions by nearly 20,000 units and boosted its parent album from #199 to #3 on the Billboard 200 in the process.
The additional units sold will undoubtedly bode well for the Gold-certified set’s journey to Platinum with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).