Eminem Sets Digital Sales Record

Although Eminem’s Recovery has been in stores for over a year, it continues to break records. Today, it was announced the album becomes the first recording to surpass a million digital sales. Congrats! Says Interscope Vice President, Steve Berman:

Recovery selling one million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist. 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.”

Says Paul Rosenberg:

“We are thrilled to congratulate Eminem on the history-making digital sales success of Recovery. 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.”

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  • fuk waka!!!!

    where the fukin haters at now???
    men lie women lie numbers dont!

  • ihatehaters

    congrats eminem

    no black artist will acheive this though

  • llll

    G.O.A.T
    Let the hate begin…..NOW!

  • Rodrick

    Ironic how so many people on the internet cry about this album, yet it breaks internet records

  • PITRI

    Congrats!

  • Weezy

    SHADY GOAT

  • Dre

    Hahaha em does it again… You could never hate on this guy…the numbers always talk for him

  • Cali760

    Shady still winning! Duhhh

  • Marshall

    GOAT GOAT GOAT

  • gillette_girl

    Yes, it was a great album, but this is probably why it was cut priced at $4.99 all last week at amazon.com. I bought mine full price at a physical store. So is this the way digital sales will go in future – deep discounts to reach a sales hurdle?

  • HJOOD

    Legendary Status

  • B.Boggz

    Just another day in the life of the Goat.

  • ITSDman

    any 1 stating that eminem has flopped in any time or form is dumb as fuck u can say its because of colour features or what you want fact is shady has never flopped and stays winning..congrats

  • http://www.rapireland.com iHateHaters

    WOW @ iHateHaters stop using my name u fucking bird brain

  • http://gotmyfreelunch.blogspot.com plasma

    no hate yet on eminem post yet? wow incredible. congrats to em on amazing album.

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Congrats EM. Shady/Aftermath ! This is only the beginning.

  • Yolo

    Congrats! Might go and cop another copy!

  • taco

    fuck yea!!! great fucken album man. So tired of people saying he sold out. I really dont read these comments anymore because no matter what you say about eminem the guy is a great artist. Congrats to em on another achievement that no artists in any genre has done.

  • Scott D

    Em would love this shit
    http://mfi.re/?96ro72672vd4751

  • mac DIESEL

    CONGRATS TO OPIE AND HIS POP ALBUM!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Black Shady

    WE WINNING!!!!!

  • Tyler, The Debater

    Can’t hear anything over all of the cock gobbling…

  • Marshall

    I bought a physical copy too. Congrats to the GOAT GOAT GOAT

  • Ice Cold

    GOAT…………LEGO

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  • Lil Majer The Cartune

    Proud to be a part of his digital success! I gave my favorite rapper some of dat iTunes money! Haha! Shady STAY winning! -_-m/

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  • matthew

    I’m gonna buy THREE copies; I’m winning on the Market.

  • Word

    This the first time I ever seen a Em post go 20 comments without some form of hate. Haters on.vacation today or what?

  • matthew

    GOAT GOAT GOAT GOAT
    HOOOOOORAYYYYYYYYYYY

    LOVE STAN

  • http://nope dbag

    congrats

  • Theloneus

    The dick rider mac DIESEL emerges from the shithole crevice he resides in…almost immediately he begins to type in a hater comment. The caps lock key appears to be stuck. God help us all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/goldenagemusic Daddy Fat Sax
  • mac DIESEL

    @ Theloneus

    HEY, I REMEMBER U!!!! U ONE OF MY ORIGINAL STANS!!!! DAMN, WUT U BEEN UP TO STAN??!!

    ….HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Big Bank Take Little Bank

    Congrats, but he still isn’t the G.O.A.T in my opinion!!

  • )lado

    recovery was garbage ems past his prime ” COle world make way for the chosen one, what your now hearing putting fear in all the older ones!” niggas 40 years old still acting childish smh shoulda stopped after encore
    COle world: sideline story

  • Itsme

    Best rapper whoever lived period!

  • Blue

    Bought both physical and digital copy…yeeeeeeeeee!

  • Donn

    FUCK DIGITAL DOWNLOADING ITS KILLING MUSIC. ARTIST PUT EFFORT IN MUSIC AND AND ALL YOU DO IS SPEND $5 ON CLASSIC AND PLAY IT ON YOUR FUCKIN IPOD. THE FUTURE OF MUSIC WILL BE SAD. WE NEED CDs TO MAKE A HUGE COMEBACK FOR MUSIC TO SURVIVE.

  • wow

    He is the the GOAT to the near 100 million albums he’s sold fuckboy.

  • grimm_jonez

    black mans sport, white boy wins smfh shame….. niggas have the nerve to call a cracker the GOAT

  • Word

    Thats true no black artist can reach that achivement. Eminem is the only white artist who can watch BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION

  • Eminem would of sold half he were black!

    Read my name white stans and house niggas aka black shady!

  • mac DIESEL

    @ Theloneus

    OH SHIT, I REMEMBER U!!!! U ONE OF MY ORIGINAL STANS!!!! WHO U STANNIN’ THESE DAYS???

    ….HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Fela Kuti

    Eminem stans are delusional.ur idol is a fukkin popstar and hasnt had a decent hiphop album since 8 years ago.and this is the man u call the GOAT?

  • jams

    eminem groat. stop it fuck off all the fuck offs

  • CapricornReligion

    “Tell me that it’s random, But we stay Winning” (Kanye west-Gorgeous)

    Eminem makes History the Same day a Child Killer gets away with Murder…

    Lol, You got to love it. FUCK CASEY ANTHONY THO…

  • Rodrick

    @ Fela Kuti

    Quit cryin, whoever your favorite rapper is, I guarantee he has a hater out there too, nobody makes everyone happy

    Everybody has critics, but success speaks for itself…..

  • Ben

    ^Wow you’re a corny nigger.

  • Ben

    Recovery is 10X better than wack illmatic and any other mumble jumbo album!

  • Word

    @Ben watch the N word cracker. But Eminem is allowed to watch BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION

  • Sam I Am

    I’ll definitely give Eminem props on the achievement, but the fact really is that a Black Hip-Hop artist may never reach that feat. Not saying that they never will, but it will be hardpressd before it happens. AS for the GOAT statement, I cant call Eminem the greatest of all time either. Its all opinion, but a black person rapping about the same things Shady does will get perceived in a whole different light. just look at the recent albums: Eminem rapped about crazy shit and being back on the drugs on Relapse. Sold crazy numbers and people dismissed it as “Em is just having fun.” Went into Recovery mode, and did crazy numbers again. It was then “Em is redeeming himself through struggle.” Black Hip-hop artists simply don’t get that perception to be honest. Its unfortunate.

  • say it like it is

    @ WORD erm u guys need to shut it…why only black …white artist also …Eminem is the only one out of all genres!…also Micheal Jackson was black and he set a record himself in which artist of all races are yet to achieve …so you and others especially that idiot @eminemwouldhavesoldhalf need to sit….

  • OffMyNutz

    The Greatest Artist Of All Time!Hate all you want but,this guy wears the crown!

  • say it like it is

    @word…..why only blacks?…also white artist havent achieved that…Eminem is the only artist of ALL genres to achieve that …Michael Jackson a black man also set records which artist of all races are yet to achieve… so i dont get ..you and people like @Eminemwouldhavesoldhalf…..need to sit…

  • SHADY

    #1 SHADY!!!

  • Thank Me Hater

    @Sam I Am I agree with everything you said. But Em has figured it out. He found what would work for him and his image and he took full hold of it. If Em were to rap about half the shit that black rappers rap about he would be wack to me. I’m glad he found his own lane as this emo rapper that mirrors the problems of white america.

  • DMJ

    @gillette_girl: Amazon selling the album for $4.99 has nothing to do with interscope trying to move units. They are selling the album at a loss to try to gain market share from itunes. They did the same thing when they sold the Lady Gaga album for 99 cents (Amazon actually took over a $3 million loss on that but felt the publicity was worth it). In both cases Interscope and the artists received their full share for each copy sold. That is why itunes didn’t match the amazon prices.

    @Donn: digital sales are actually more profitable for the labels because they don’t have the cost of pressing up and packaging cds and they don’t have to worry about manufacturing too many cds and having them not sell. It is important that people actually support their favorite artists and buy the music instead of downloading it illegally though. Also, having an album that is this successful keeps a lot of people at interscope employed and allows the label to take more risks and break new artists

  • DMJ

    @gillette_girl: Amazon selling the album for $4.99 has nothing to do with interscope trying to move units. They are selling the album at a loss to try to gain market share from itunes. They did the same thing when they sold the Lady Gaga album for 99 cents (Amazon actually took over a $3 million loss on that but felt the publicity was worth it). In both cases Interscope and the artists received their full share for each copy sold. That is why itunes didn’t match the amazon prices.

  • DMJ

    @Donn: digital sales are actually more profitable for the labels because they don’t have the cost of pressing up and packaging cds and they don’t have to worry about manufacturing too many cds and having them not sell. It is important that people actually support their favorite artists and buy the music instead of downloading it illegally though. Also, having an album that is this successful keeps a lot of people at interscope employed and allows the label to take more risks and break new artists

  • DMJ

    @Ben: Recovery is a great album but you clearly have no idea why since you obviously don’t know anything about hip hop if you think Illmatic is wack. Get off this site and go listen to katy perry!

    @Sam I Am: There is no doubt that being white has made Em standout and reach a wider audience thereby selling more records. That being said sales numbers have nothing to do with who the GOAT is and Em deserves to be in that conversation based on his music, not the number of people who bought it. The quality of the music does not go up with each record sold and it doesn’t go down just because something was commercially unsuccessful. (J.Cole is dope even if he hasn’t sold records yet, Flo Rida is wack no matter how many platinum singles he has)

  • Bangers N Mash

    They keep hating, but Em keeps winning.

    Respect.

  • daiurs dar

    this shit is so fake the label is clearly buying the album who the fuck really is still buying the album lets beforeal same wit his other album thats still selling yall all are being fooled who really going back and buying old shit when he has a more recent album out

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  • Jaymals

    Eminem is winning, not you eminem dickriders…. I cant hate that he put out a solid album, but is wasnt no where near better than illmatic, muchless the best album put out in 2010. 2nd off, he is FARRRRRR from the G.O.A.T. Not even in the top 3! Check the reviews of the Recovery album, even from the white critiques… the shit sucked but was a major improvement from Relapse.

  • PPtheTRUTH

    IT was a major fall of from relapse.. Relapse was about actual skill and what is going on in his life.. Recovery was like rick Ross album jsut telling lies the whole time aside form like 4-5 songs..(the only good ones) shit.. I want Relapse Shady back.. I dont care if he sells as many records as recovery.. i want the shit that actual people do.. Hate on relatives.. Family.. Pop Pills.. Fuck Bitches.. Fantasize about killing.. Not fucking pop songs with rihanna.

    FUCK RECOVERY #RELAPSE ALLLLLLLL DAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY such better rhyme patterns as well as 5 times complex.. And My mom? shit that has to do with the first album eminem put out(not including infinite) but the kids born in 1990 wont know shit about that.. All they know about it swearing skinny jeans and fucking mo hawks.

  • Sam I Am

    @DMJ and @thank me hater

    Eminem will pop up in GOAT discussions, thats a fact. He has a body of work thats hit and miss, but when he writes his deep shit, the whole world moves. I look at records Sing for the Moment, Beautiful, Hailies Song, etc. White or not, he did take advantage of his image and used it exceedingly well. I just wish black hiphop artists were given that chance to be perceived freely and receive the huge rewards off of it as well. It used to be like that, but now you cant see it at all without the artist having to do all this “extra” shit

  • Negrito

    JayZ is equally as talented as Em but doesnt receive the same accolades. 3 albums by JayZ that need to be diamond:REASONABLE DOUBT~ HARDKNOCK LIFE~ THE BLUEPRINT. It goes to show________……….I`ll leave that blank. But Jay deserves more support than hate.

  • Donn

    @DMJ I see know what you saying about labels saving money not pressing albums. But their is something special about buying a cd and looking at the artwork same went for vinyl. Their nothing special about downloading the motherfucker. Its sad to thing that young will grow up only knowing fucking itunes. How can you trully conect with an artist. As far as Interscope employes, trust me their not losing jobs Interscope is one of few major labels that still goes strong. If people are only left to use itunes they will just illigally get that shit.

  • BANG

    G.O.A.T

  • http://soundcloud.com/gabriel-blaze Gabriel Blaze

    Eminem = Winning!

  • Converse

    GOAT? hahaha nobody mention Feminem in reality only on blog sites lmao

  • YOU.A.JOKE

    THE GREAT WHITE HOPE CONTINUES TO DOMINATE RAP…. HIS NUMBERS WILL NEVER BE MATCHED EVER BY ANY RAPPER

  • Goat

    Every genre in the charts is pop simples biatcjes so PAC is pop biggie is pop Jay is pop kanye is pop and so on the only difference is em is better

  • Marshall

    @Converse

    If nobody mentions him…how he sold that much? I swear ignorant niggaz are fucking everywhere.

  • http://byanymeansblog.com Andretti

    @ihatehaters #his name is Jay Z- but i can sense the black hate in you. damn shame

  • HOVA

    Eminem sales off of being an only white rapper obviously. He isn’t creative what so ever.

  • Converse

    @marshall
    ^

    Ignorant or the truth? Haha cracker dont get mad because only white racial slurs buy this c(rap! Nobody respect him only on blog sites? What do that tell you? Now hop back on this dick WACK faggot!

  • Converse

    @marshall
    ^
    Ignorant or the truth? Hahaha dont get back bc the cracker is only popular on the net? Which is call by you pale face faggots! Now get off my dick and hop back on the ?poor excuse for a rapper!

  • showp

  • bigg56345

    Yep only white people becuz nobody n jersey bump him.

  • James

    ONLY WHITE PEOPLE BUY HIS MUSIC! REAL TALK!

  • say it like it is

    @Converse shut your mouth up!… ignorance is bliss how can you tell me that everyone who bought his album is white and yet majority hate rap?….and the white genre artist arent selling like him ….please stop drinking that haterade …yes being white helped him a bit but its his talent that kept him…and people might not be bumping him because of ignants like you but they bump him on their ipods …check it…ive seen blacks saying they bump him at home or on ipods bcause they dnt know how pple wld feel?…nonsense go on youtube some of the fans that review his albums=blacks…im African and love him and he has a fanbase over here as well……. why must you bring in race? poor excuse of a rapper? what have you achieved? if the greats are acknowledging Em and his talent then who are you to tell people what they should listen and who is good?…so MJ, BEYONCE and others who are breaking records even Pac in his tym i guess its because they black they broke records and not talent right?…idiot STFU…im black and i bump Em…

  • Converse

    ^

    ?Im black?
    ^

    Yeah and I bet you have a black friend to? GTFOH

  • http://www.facebook.com/killakake Brock Landers

    The new Eminem… Producer/Artist KAKE

    http://www.facebook.com/killakake

  • say it like it is

    @Converse ..still hating ..you havnt given me any solid point…and why should i lie about my race ?… i find it funny how Drake and Jcole are mixed race and lived with their white moms…especially drake who was rich before rapping….yet people dont say much….but Em who is more skilled and grew up poor, and visited the hoods with his friend and also came up rap battling…gets hate just cause he white…smh….for the record i have only black frnds ..not racist tho ..just the way it is and why does it matter?…..again!..im black , Eminem is a legend and one of my favourite rappers ..so sit!

  • fuck you

    to all them idiots saying em gorn pop – “Maybe you should try watching the music channel or main radio stations once in a while.. and listen close to fellow hip hop artists

  • the penguin

    ewwwww great hiphop question, Do albums have to be conceptualized to be hiphop? Does it mean your more of an artist? my opinion no, but people are going to get overly passionate about it anyway soooo, too me hiphop never or doesnt have to be a conceptualized lp

  • the penguin

    ughhhhhhhhhh…. going above and beyond as a mc technician doesnt mean that your going to have a classic rap album, that frustrates me soo much

  • Doki

    Congrats to Em #WINNING!

  • me

    Wack!

  • http://soundcloud.com/gabriel-blaze Gabriel Blaze

    SHADY OWNS 2011!!!!

  • jumpoffjoey

    this fucking album sucked ass…

  • http://soundcloud.com/gabriel-blaze Gabriel Blaze

    KING MATHERS!

  • Aaron

    YOU CAN HATE EM NOW…YOU CAN HATE EM NOW! Cause EMS the GREATEST of all time…TIME! EMS the biggest, best and ILLEST to ever spit…..EVER.

    Men lie, women lie, you lie, numbers dont. Like 50 said….if they wanna hate, let ‘em hate and watch the money pile up!

    EMS a ICON.

  • james

    EMINEM is the GREATEST EVER. I dont care what they naysayers say cause they always say the same thing. EMS the ILLEST to EVERRRRRRRRRRRR spit and thats the bottom line.

  • james

    Why does EVERYONE bring up…”only sells cause he’s white.” ? If EM were black he wouldnt be EMINEM. EM had to be pissed and ill as hell cause the blacks were not giving him respect.

    All the blacks who hated on young EM….you made EMINEM the GREATEST and BIGGEST of all time. EM took that hate and fired back. EMS the greatest of all time and yes he is white. Get over it. Respect it. Dont make excusses.

  • Aaron

    EMINEM = the GREATEST of all time………TIME!

  • Shawn

    ^
    No not even top 100! He suck dick.