News: Eminem's "Recovery" To Sell 615K In First-Week

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 6:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery will reportedly sell up to 615,000 copies in its first-week on store shelves.

Based on one-day estimates, Em will easily go gold after his first seven days.

Offering conclusive proof that Marshall still matters, Eminem's aptly named Recovery will score the year's highest sales debut. Look for a total of between 590-615k for the Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album, easily beating Sade's 503k back in February. It could also beat his last album, Relapse, which sold 608k in its first week in May '09. (Hits Daily Double)

Radio personality DJ Whoo Kid recently predicted Em would out-sell Drake's Thank Me Later debut.

"Will Drake sell 500k the first week?"
"predictions --- drake -----350-420k first week"
"EMinem ---- - 650-700k first week." (DJ Whoo Kid's Twitter)

Earlier this month, Fat Joe gave his opinion of Em's latest effort.

"That sh*t's crazy," Joe said in an interview. "That sh*t with him and [Lil] Wayne, [track] number two ['Talkin' 2 Myself']. All that sh*t, man. That n*gga spittin'. Hard...I thought I wasn't gonna like it, cause n*ggas was sayin', Yo, it's rock, and this and that,' but that sh*t was hard. I was expecting just more regular hip-hop type sh*t. You know what I'm sayin'? It was more like Just Blaze-[produced] rock sh*t...I like that sh*t. A lot. I can't lie to you...I think he's back to where he once was...For real. I think lyrically, he's back to where he was. That's what I got from the album." (XXL Mag)

The Shady Records boss' new album leaked online in early June.

It doesn't matter if you're a new kid on the block like Drake or a veteran like Eminem, chances are your new album is bound to leak early at some point. Marshall Mathers is the latest to fall to the leak plague, as his upcoming Recovery hit the Internet on Monday, two weeks before its June 22 official release date, and spread like wildfire. Fan forums immediately blew up with quick-take reviews on the rapper's second album in as many years, raving about the many different sounds Slim Shady tries on over the course of the disc. The opening track, "Cold Wind Blows," finds Em taking aim at some of his favorite targets, viciously daring haters to take him on while dropping references to Elton John, Michael Vick, Aquaman, Michael J. Fox and Mariah Carey before dipping into a sing-songy chorus, "I'm as cold as the cold wind ... blows, bla bla bla blows." (MTV)

Check out Eminem speaking on his new album below:

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