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Today in 2010, Eminem’s “Recovery” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200




On this day, exactly 13 years ago (July 11, 2010), Eminem’s “Recovery” album debuted at No. on the US Billboard 200 charts with first-week sales of 741,000 copies. It became Eminem’s sixth album to debut at No. 1 in the United States.

In its second week of release it remained at number-one and sold 313,000 copies. It also entered at number one on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums chart. In its ninth week of release the album remained at number one for its seventh non-consecutive week.

Recovery debuted at No. 1 on the United Kingdom Albums Chart, selling 140,000 copies in its first week in the country. In Canada, the album sold 85,000 copies in its first week and debuted at No. 1 on Canada’s Albums Chart. The album spent six consecutive weeks at number one, and retook the top spot after one week at number two.

By the end of its release year, Recovery had sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide. It was one of the best-selling album of 2010 in the United States with 3.4 million copies, and it had sold 2.3 million copies in other territories for a total of 5.7 million copies worldwide by December 2010. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, it was also the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide. The album was the best-selling album in Canada in 2010 selling 435,000 copies; more than double the album in second place.

Recovery spawned four singles: “Not Afraid”, “Love the Way You Lie” with Rihanna, “No Love” with Lil Wayne, and “Space Bound”, with the former two both reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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).

At the 2011 Grammy Awards, it was nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year; the latter two were for “Love the Way You Lie”. The album earned Eminem Grammy award, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, among other awards.

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