Eminem’s ‘MMLP2′ Earns Second-Biggest Debut of 2013

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All hail King Mathers. Thirteen years after releasing The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem tops the charts once again with the sequel, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

The eighth album from the Detroit rapper debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 792,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan (via Billboard). The numbers exceeded the 750,000 forecast made by industry sources.

The project also earns the sixth-biggest sales week of the past five years and marks Eminem’s seventh consecutive No. 1 album. Only his 1999 debut The Slim Shady LP missed the top spot.

MMLP2 dethrones Drake’s Nothing Was the Same (658,000) to become the second-biggest sales week of the year. Justin Timberlake maintains the year’s biggest week with The 20/20 Experience, which entered at No. 1 with 968,000 in March.

If that wasn’t enough, MMLP2 also trumps the sales of 2010’s Recovery (741,000). Eminem’s previous album, 2009’s Relapse, entered with 608,000.

Following Em is Celine Dion, whose album Loved Me Back to Life enters at No. 2 with 77,000. Avril Lavigne scores the No. 5 spot with her self-titled album (44,000) and M.I.A.’s fourth LP Matangi comes in at No. 23 with 15,000.

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27 Comments

  1. Andy

    And the album isn’t that great! HA! Now that’s a king.

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    Abdullah Reply:

    @Andy, u mean thats a mainstream overrating

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    Andy Reply:

    @Abdullah, he is but at the end of the day he’s still got da skills

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    You Mad 'Cause I Don't D--k-Ride Ya Fave? Reply:

    @Andy, co-sign, Nothing Was the Same, Born Sinner, Magna Carter, Yeezus were all better

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    Andy Reply:

    @You Mad ‘Cause I Don’t D–k-Ride Ya Fave?, I so agree. That proves my point that he has a large wannabe-white-urban kids/teens followers.

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    Jaxx Reply:

    @Andy, This dude has no credibility. Go read the nicki minaj/mariah post from today. This dude is her biggest fan lol. Go bump starships and super bass lmao. This guy for real is a huge loser. Go read how often he posts. He writes a book of rebuttals. Sad

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    Andy Reply:

    @Jaxx, OMG I have a fan THANKS YOU! I see you keep tracking me down maricon ;*

    I don’t sign autographs but you can suck my d!ck ;)

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    masta ridz Reply:

    @Andy, yo is that true my man? U a hardcore nicki fan?! Oh shit that’s too funny

    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Andy, I THOUGHT THE ALBUM WAS BRILLIANT & CLASSIC EMINEM.

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    Henz1 Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, agreed. If you don’t like Em then that’s fine but you ain’t gotta mindlessly bash him every time he drops somethin new. His new album was legit and actual eminem fans know that. Jcole isn’t my personal pref or big sean, wale, etc but I don’t hate on them when they drop an album bc I know it’s not for me therefore I don’t listen. Simple as that

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  2. GOGO

    Well deserved champ. I’m just in love with headlights. It reminds me of my own fucked up relationship, so I can truly relate.

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  3. Bill

    After Adele he will be the second best selling Artist of the new decade. Recovery already sold more than 10 Million Worldwide and the MMLP2 will do the same.

    The Greatest Arist of the last 14 Years!

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    3 Reply:

    @Bill, stop smoking that stuff it will kill you feminem is not even close

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  4. NASIR

    KING! You would expect a post like this to get tons of comments but I guess haters feel some kinda way. Em’s fan base is one of the MOST LOYAL EVER.

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    3 Reply:

    @NASIR, you mean one of the whiter ever right his album is trash and it would never hold a candle to Nas’s life is good Ye’s yeezus Jay’s MCHG or even drakes album

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    Team Drizzy Reply:

    @3, Magna Carta is beyond whack. The others is hot though. Mmlp2 is good in its own right – if you think its trash then you probably don’t like Em that much which is cool. Yeezus definitely takes the cake though

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  5. ayee

    hahahaha M.I.A. doing major numbers ….
    No. 23 with 15,000 lol

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    keep it real Reply:

    @ayee, MIA is not a mainstream artist thank you very much. Paper Planes and Bad Girls are her biggest hits and even they are moderate. She has never tried to be ‘mainstream pop’ so she’s not going to do Katy Perry numbers. Anyway, I doubt the industry would even allow it due to her political messages. On the other hand, she’s still got mass amounts of critical acclaim for all four of her albums so pipe down.

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  6. Face Reality

    It is 2013 and most artists are not putting up great numbers. Any artist is blessed to go gold in this climate. I bet less then 10 artists in this YEAR will reach GOLD.

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  7. Hugh

    Congrats

    Was hoping hed do a milli.
    But Em holds well. This will do 3m

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  8. My Info

    @3 nas life is good has better production em has better lyrics

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    Blayzin Reply:

    @My Info, I like that nas record a lot and mmlp2. 2 completely different albums though. Nice to see they both can get it done at 40. Jigga too but his last album smh

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  9. Tha TruTH

    y’all hating on Em and shit.. but like seriously if y’all ACTUALLY think MMLP2 is trash then something must be seriously wrong with y’all ears/brains… you can say you don’t like em or the album but DONT call it trash.. The album to my opinion has the best lyrics compared to all the Yeesus, MCHG n others… Imagine saying Drake album better… y’all should chill… MMLP2 is great and i think it would pro’ly win a grammy or somfin

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    Team Drizzy Reply:

    @Tha TruTH, it’s for real a good album. If people hate it then they probably have a tough time giving him props for his first 2 albums. Yeezus is legit, drake did drake but MagnaCarta may be Jay’s worst solo album since kingdom come or vol 1 – it’s hot garbage. J cole is meh, I see the appeal but he doesn’t belong in the convo. But fuck the Grammys

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    Tha TruTH Reply:

    @Team Drizzy, Well said

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  10. Tha TruTH

    i know that judging the muic put out by these veterans can be mostly based on personnal preferences and sentiments but let’s try’n be a’lil OBJECTIVE here.. EMINEM iS A BEAST!! if you doubt it.. go ask JayZ, Nas, Kanye and Drake….

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  11. tiii

    die bitch

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