Eminem has yet another accomplishment to add to the record books. The Detroit rapper has become the first artist ever to sell one million digital copies of an album in the U.S.
Recovery, the best-selling album of 2010, moves past the one million digital mark this week. The record-breaking feat comes only weeks after Em debuted at No. 1 with Hell: The Sequel, his collaborative EP with Royce Da 5’9”. This is the first time in the last five years an artist has landed two No. 1 albums within a one-year period.
“Recovery selling one million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist,” stated Interscope Records’ Vice Chairman Steve Berman. “I have had the pleasure of working with Eminem throughout the course of his career, and I’m delighted to be a part of yet another milestone on his amazing journey.”
Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg also applauded his client. “We are thrilled to congratulate Eminem on the history-making digital sales success of Recovery,” said Rosenberg. “Over the years we’ve made a concerted effort to engage Em’s online fan base so this achievement is especially rewarding. Eminem made an amazing album with Recovery and the fans responded in record numbers.”