Billboard has officially released its sales number for last week and as expected, Eminem came out on top. Eminem’s numbers for Kamikaze exceeded the revised total of 400K sold by about 34,000 more units, 252,000 of these come by actual purchases. Em’s last album Revival still sold an impressive 267,000 units when it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Kamikaze is Eminem’s ninth album to come in as no. 1 on the Billboard 200. He shares this honor of nine no. 1 albums with Garth Brooks and The Rolling Stones, making him the 5th best selling artist of all time. Only The Beatles, Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, Barbara Streisand and Elvis Presley have more than him.
So far this year, only Drake’s Scorpion, Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys and Travis Scott’s Astroworld have a stronger one-week performance. There is still a lot of time left in the year, but Em’s Kamikaze will most likely still be one of the best-selling once it’s over.