Grammy-winning rapper Eminem‘s Recovery will reportedly maintain its sales chart predominance as album projections show it staying at No. 1 for at least one more week.
According to sales predictions, Em’s run atop the charts will be succeeded by rocker Katy Perry‘s new album release, Teenage Dream on August 24.
For the seventh time in nine weeks, the rap star’sShady/Aftermath/Interscope album Recovery will top the HITS’ Top 50 next week, but that should be his last one, as Capitol/EMI’s Katy Perry hits next Tuesday (8/24) with Teenage Dream, and should enter at #1 on the last chart in August. That’s based on first-day sales figures from music retailers not applying to be JetBlue flight attendants. (Hits Daily Double)
This week, Em’s new album topped the charts and hit the two million mark.
Leading the pack this week is Eminem’s Recovery which regained its spot at No. 1 with 132,600 records sold. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper’s new album has sold 2,113,000 copies after two months in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Recently, Em discussed not worrying about record sales.
“I don’t think I’ve actually stopped to think about it,” Eminem said referencing being named artist of the decade. “I never thought that my life would amount to this. But to be able to sit back and digest it is so strange to me, because I still feel so regular. I don’t understand what people think the big deal is about me. It’s a very strange relationship that I have with fame…Honestly, as long as people enjoy the music, that means the most to me. I could sell 80 million records in the first week, and if my peers or fans of real hip-hop didn’t like it, it really wouldn’t mean anything.” (Rap Radar)
Em’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, recently said the rap star is preparing to rebuild Shady Records.
“I think he’s really focused on the creative side. He’s never been someone who’s set out to have a bunch of different companies out there, sort of playing the system. He’s just not that kind of guy.” The one project Eminem and Rosenberg are focused on is the rebuilding of their label, Shady Records. “What we mean by that is finding great new artists,” Rosenberg says. “That’s one of the things he is passionate about.” Eminem has cited underground all-star group Slaughterhouse as his first planned signing, and he says more artists are on the table but not ready to be announced. (Billboard)
Check out Eminem talking about his new album down below: