Eminem’s ‘MMLP2′ Set for Second-Largest Sales Week of 2013

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Move over Drake. Eminem is coming for the No. 2 spot. The Detroit rapper is set to earn the second-largest sales week of the year.

According to Billboard, Eminem’s eighth album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is on track to debut at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200 with 700,000-750,000 copies sold in its first week.

The project will mark Eminem’s seventh consecutive No. 1 album. Only his 1999 debut The Slim Shady LP missed the top spot.

Those numbers would also give Slim Shady the second-biggest sales week of the year behind Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience, which entered with 968,000 in March.

Drake currently holds the second biggest debut of the year with his album Nothing Was the Same, which opened at No. 1 in September with 658,000.

Final sales figures will be announced on Nov. 13.



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41 Comments

  1. jay scorpio

    The Monster will also help to push this album…

    SLAYANNA SAVES!!!

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    JHP Reply:

    @jay scorpio, The album would sell well with or without Rihanna. She didn’t “save” anything.

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    jay scorpio Reply:

    @JHP, YOU ARE DELUSIONAL!!!! WHEN THE MONSTER DROPPED THAT ALBUM SHOT STR8 TO #1 WITH PRE-ORDERS A WHOLE WEEK BEFORE ITS RELEASE!!!

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    JHP Reply:

    @jay scorpio, How am I delusional? You’re delusional for thinking Eminem, the highest selling artist of last decade and highest selling rapper of all time needs a Rihanna feature to sell albums. “The Monster” will help his sells no doubt, but they still would have been high without her being on the album. His last album sold 748k the first week, the one before that sold 608k without a huge crossover single.

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    middlefinger Reply:

    @jay scorpio, listen to me and I say it again listen to me you are a fucking retard I don’t know where you got that Idea from as @JHP already mentioned one of the “Highest selling artists of last decade..” would rely on a Rihanna feature to push sales. Do you even know how many people disliked that feature? I mean why can’t they just go to iTunes to buy the single it’s self rather than the whole album? “Fucking idiot! you are” *Yoda voice*

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    Jay Scorpio Reply:

    @middlefinger, profanity was your best defense against my statement???? Wouldn’t expect nothing less from an uneducated hood rat that hides behind a blog to attempt to undermine ones opinion. I don’t care how many voices you speak in, because truth is that album was struggling before that single dropped…. The Monster just debuted at #3 on Billboard Hot 100 and is on track to be number 1 next week.

    That’s the only facts that matters at this point… FACTS not vulgar responses that holds not weight or substance.

    Now run your ass back to the trash can you hopped out of and stay bagged await pickup from sanitation you uncultured sad excuse for a human being!

    #ThatsAll

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    JHP Reply:

    @Jay Scorpio, How was the album struggling before the single dropped, it wasn’t even on sale at that point? What is the basis of that “truth” exactly? The 2 other singles from that album “Berserk” and “Rap God” debuted at #3 and #7 respectively, you’re acting as if The Monster is the only successful single from the album when it’s not. The album went up for pre-order the same day that “The Monster” came out, it wasn’t even up for pre-order before that and the pre-order would have shot to #1 anyway. And even then, itunes pre-orders are only a small percentage of album sales, and while digital sales are increasing for albums constantly, more people statistically buy physical copies.

    JAY Reply:

    @jay scorpio, WHO IS RIHANNA? IS THAT THE GIRL CHRIS BROWN DEMOLISHED? OR THE GIRL WHO HAS TO SELL SEX/BODY AND LIP SYNCS?… NO SERIOUSLY IM LOST.

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  2. Zigtek

    Kids, lets get this album platinum first week.

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  3. #RihannaNAVi

    I liked MMLP2 but this wasn’t his best album

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    Yoboy Reply:

    @#RihannaNAVi, Yea I really only like about 3 or 4 songs off of it to me the rest were lame to me anyway. I still think Recovery and Relapse was his best

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  4. zigzag

    Lol, Eminem didn’t need Rhianna!? What happened when Eminem showed up at a Rhianna concert!?

    I’ll wait!~

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    middlefinger Reply:

    @zigzag, your point being? Fucking senseless, did you watch the interview? About Rihanna saying how L.A loves Eminem so much and he was in the city at the moment and just decided why not (obvious se was gonna perform “Love The Way you Lie” the song topping charts atm). Plus he isn’t the first artist to show up and perform at another artist’s concert, there’s a nice friendly relationship between them.

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  5. zigzag

    Lol, Eminem needed Rhianna!?* What happened when Eminem showed up at a Rhianna concert!?

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  6. Chad

    This is by far his best album and most likely his last listen to the very first song it talks all about Stan and Matthew and how they were made up alter egos in his head he is Stan and Matthew makes sense when you go back to the music video Stan dido is playing a pregnant kim and that’s eminem bleaching his hair he tricked you into thinking it was about a fan but it’s really him and how he wanted to kill kim for the stuff she put him through. They make Matthew a gay serial killer looking for revenge basically a killer he needed to create in his head to kill off slim Stan and everything he realizes he’s missed so much of what truly matters in life and is stepping back for good if what he says is true. Also I think the relapse album had a lot to do with the hate of Matthew inside him fueling the album then came rehab where he quotes in the new album tried to close the chapter and forget them that was him flushing himself out trying to escape but they were always there this is his the story in his mind ends the irony of how he wanted to kill kim is how Marshall mathers dies driving. 90 in the trunk of a car going off the bridge just like kim in Stan but he kills eminem to convince himself and the world he’s truly done with rap he’s got a family yo be with and wants to be there for them unlike how his parents were for him growing up.

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    NicoFresh Reply:

    @Chad, are you retarded? The whole song is Mathew, Stans brother getting revenge on eminem for his brothers death. Member Stan had a little brother named Mathew? Eminem signed a hat for him in Stan. Mathew says here’s your bronco hat you can have it back. Stan’s brother seeks vengeance on slim shady. That’s what it is, a sequel to Stan.

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    james Reply:

    @NicoFresh, you’re dumb as shit, it is mathew, stans brother but its not just that shallow. in the end he says mathew is symbolic for everything you took for granted and the voice of the people eminem offended. its a story line he created not just to tell a stupid story but to show his depth and his struggles. Pay attention to lyrics.

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    james Reply:

    @Chad, dogg he’s not quitting he’s said shit like that in every album. he also said picture me quittin draw a circle around it ad put a line through it slut. he also said a true MC is able to spill raps long after he’s killed. so im almost positive he’s got an album or 2 to release after his death just like tupac did. he’s gonna go out as the best and this album can’t even justify half of his skill.

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  7. Andy

    please don’t!!! -.-

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  8. endallchaos

    Glad to see that number 1 is not Katy Perry lol Justin Timberlake is talented artist, in my opinion. Eminem will probably be #1 next week.

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    Nick Reply:

    @endallchaos, Uhm you do realize Gaga’s coming next week right?

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  9. Miszi

    Well deserved. Great album.

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  10. daniel

    eminem is the best rapper alive that is.

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  11. Yeezus Christ

    album is absolutely horrible

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    tlox Reply:

    @Yeezus Christ, THANK YOU!!! someone brave enough to admit it.. stop the dickriding and admit it when you fave artist fucks up

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  12. Robert

    Rap God sold the album, not The Monster

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  13. tony

    Album is dope. Good stuff

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  14. tony

    @chad thanks for the synopsis

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  15. Calib

    Rihanna didn’t help shit em’s arguably the greatest artist of all time look at it from sells lyrics however you want

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  16. BEDSTUYFLY

    BOUGHT MY COPY TODAY…

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  17. Yoboy

    I only like about 3 or 4 songs off of this the rest were lame and boring. What I do like is he made 1 or 2 songs for everyone that’s into different kind of music like country, rock, R&B, etc. I still say his best albums are still Recovery and Relapse.

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  18. Zack

    Fucking love this album, especially Bad Guy and Asshole. Bad Guy is great, but the last 2 minutes blew me away. Headlights was also a great song, glad to see Eminem grew up a little.

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  19. delaire

    fuck Rihanna and you

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  20. TRA

    Eminem is the best selling rap artist of all-time, Congrats to Eminem on making another album that is about to go platinum. As of right now, I believe Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album is Eminem’s 4th best album. Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP album, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP album, Eminem’s The Eminem Show album, and Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album are Eminem’s four best music albums right now at this moment.

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  21. robin

    EMINEM found the right balance for everyone to enjoy he spits lyrics like he did from day one way different from mmlp don’t compare the 2 mmlp2 way more lyrical but less of those catchy tunes he used to have

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  22. leaveitup2me

    Yea I like the album and I hope his sales continue to increase.

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  23. The MaGician

    From a Hip Hop stand point, this is easily His 1st or 2nd Best album. From my point of view it is his best. He’s goofy, outlandish, and violent on most tracks in which many of us can’t relate to or understand. But he still has tracks and flows on this album that are still lyrical & still him, only he shows his more “flow serious,Mature subject” side. There are rap fans that don’t like Em because his tracks are quirky rather than the usual “Get Money” type of flow with a “Driving down the street with my Bass up & Windows down” type of beat. But this album is very Versatile that an Em fan, a serious hip hop head, A Hood Dude, etc.. can all appreciate. Regardless of Race, Gender, background, or Music preference.. This album has tracks anyone could enjoy. I will say this… The Monster was God awful to most but hey… Many out there enjoy it.

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  24. StandingTenCount

    I’ve been an Em fan since day one when I was in middle school and I have to admit that this album isn’t in his top 3 or 4. That being said… Eminem’s lyrical genius is on full display and is literally embarrassing the rest of the rap universe. The way he is able to bend words, change cadence and combine syllables all while staying with the peaks and valleys of the beat is awe inspiring. I truly believe he is the greatest LYRICIST of all time and is probably in the top 5 of overall mc’s. His delivery is sometimes a little hard to listen to throughout an entire album, but it doesn’t really matter. His lyrics inspire emotion. If you are a true fan of hip hop and lyricists, you can’t deny anymore that he very well may be the GOAT. It’s just not a coincidence he has been on top for almost 15 yrs. There is a reason. And that reason is lyrics, plain and simple.

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  25. bibi93

    Legacy is hot

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  26. Hikeen

    Source magazine can call you #1 rapper all day…..but you know what?!You not gon outsell yeezus Donda ‘s movement is too strong!

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  27. [email protected]

    okay this shit was funny to read plus that album wasn’t bad either. I think the whole album was dope minus a song or two that was slow and put me to sleep. Anyway I think you haters should suck a dick. A stan an mathew was friend in his head. I mean if you do the math they did the same shit as him. Anyway got to go almost a bridge now. to bad these hateing bitches aint in the trunk with em. plus he doent have to hide back a couple of cd’s for after he dies hes got more freestyles then you could shake your dick at. that is he doesn’t give a fuck anymore so buy his shit, also meaning why hide shit when hes got an evil twin. that was the person that fucking killed Eminem as he choked to death on an M&M you stupid fucks you think im jokeing he almost died. so now if your good at puzzles you just might get it but probably not cause your all stupid as fuck.

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