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Eminem’s “Recovery” becomes 5th hip-hop album to cross 20 million sales




Eminem’s seventh solo studio album “Recovery” has now crossed the 20 million album sales worldwide. The Grammy-winning project has now sold 8.3 million in pure sales, 5.6 million as a digital units, and 5.3 million as a streaming units.

“Recovery” becomes third Eminem album to hit 20 million sales mark, after “The Eminem Show” and “The Marshall Mathers LP” and fifth album overall in hip-hop genre, following Fugees’ “The Score” and Tupac’s “All Eyez On Me.”

Upon its release, “Recovery” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 741,000 copies. It also reached No. 1 in 16 other countries. It spawned four singles: “Not Afraid”, “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna, “No Love” featuring Lil Wayne, and “Space Bound”, with the former two both reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Recovery” was the best-selling album worldwide in 2010 and the best-selling album in the United States in 2010. The album received generally positive reviews by critics and was widely regarded as an improvement to “Relapse.”

In 2022, “Recovery” was certified 8x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), becoming Eminem’s third best-selling studio album behind “The Marshall Mathers LP” (2000) and “The Eminem Show” (2002).

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