News: Eminem's "Recovery" LP Pushes Another Milli, Certified 4x Platinum

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 1:27PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem continues to sell units even when not on a promotional run with new reports claiming his 2010 summer album, Recovery, has been certified four times platinum.

Along with the album's success, Em's latest solo album has also excelled off its chart-topping singles.

Following two diamond plaques in 2011, Eminem has earned yet another feather in the cap as his 2010 album Recovery has earned a 4x platinum certification from the RIAA. Apart from this, his single 'Love The Way You Lie' is 2011's highest certified song with sales exceeding 5 million. Does he have any competition? (Hip Hop N More)

Last summer, Interscope Records' Vice Chairman Steve Berman announced Em made history with Recovery.

This record-setting career milestone comes just one week after the artist landed at No. 1 with Hell: The Sequel, the release from Bad Meets Evil, the duo formed by Eminem and fellow Detroit native Royce Da 5'9." This marks the first time in the last five years an artist has scored two No. 1 albums within a 12-month period. "Recovery selling 1 million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist," says Interscope Records' Vice Chairman Steve Berman in a release. (USA Today)

Em's longtime manager Paul Rosenberg also shared his reaction to the achievement.

"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." (Statement)

Not only celebrated by fans, Terror Squad leader Fat Joe previously co-signed Em's platinum-selling LP.

"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)

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