Rappers Who Sold a Million First Week

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It’s a rarity to pull off the venerable million mark in just your opening week. It’s not impossible, but it’s very difficult. With only a few rappers and R&B singers accomplishing the unthinkable in pulling off that feat, HHMW paid homage to them. Consider these folks, The Chosen Ones.

Eminem Performs For Experience Music Project, Seattle

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Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

Eminem Marshall Mathers LP

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To keep the momentum going from his chart-topping single “The Real Slim Shady,” Eminem dropped something special and handed it to his fans. The Marshall Mathers LP was released May 23, 2000 and sold 1.7 million week one.

Eminem – The Eminem Show

Eminem ‘The Eminem Show’ screenshot

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The Eminem Show served as another first week smash for Marshall as he sold 1.3 million when it was released back in 2002.