Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Eminem Goes Diamond





11 years since its release, Marshall's third studio album "The Marshall Mathers LP" has gone diamond, with the album shipping more than 10 million units.

Released in May 2000, the album was an immediatel success. Landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, the controversial effort hit the top of the international charts and subsequently reached platinum status in almost two-dozen countries. It became the fastest selling rap album in history in the US, selling 1.76million copies in its first week.

Additionally, the album' racked up several accolades, including the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2001. Fueled by singles 'Stan,' 'The Way I Am' and 'The Real Slim Shady,' it was later ranked at No. 302 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and was also included on similar lists in Q Magazine, Time Magazine and Complex Magazine.

Eminem most recently released his seventh studio album 'Recovery' last year. The LP bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 741,000 copies in its first week and later becoming the best-selling digital album of all time. It also won the rapper his sixth Grammy for Best Rap Album.

27 comments:

  1. cool blog im following and supporting

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  2. He deserves to be among the elite, and going Diamond definitely exemplifies that.

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  3. Wow, didn't know it sold that many...

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  4. It's his best album - shame his new stuff is suck a disappoint comparatively!

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  5. He's the man, love his music

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  6. I still prefer his older stuff, but he is one of the few artists who has been this good for so long.
    Are you gonna post about any other musicians though :P

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  7. I can't believe how old that lp is.

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  8. He is ridiculous. To this day he's a great rapper. I've always thought highly of him as a rapper.

    +Followed!

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  9. @M9000 - I'll get to other musicians in good time - but might as well start with the best!

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  10. He's the only rap musician that I actually listen to; have enjoyed some of his songs in the past.

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  11. I love eminem, just hope he goes back to either his old stuff or his comedy stuff, I don't really like his new stuff.

    Stuff like It's okay, damn I love that song.

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  12. Definitely deserved! "Stan" was just pure awesome

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  13. Got this album in a box somewhere :o

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  14. I loved this album when it dropped and I still love it now. Congrats to Eminem!
    Nice post =D +followed!

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  15. i was never a big fan but i guess he deserves it

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  16. I am gonna watch 8mile now!

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  17. nice, i like your style of music. followed!

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  18. 11 years ey. I still listen to it tho...

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  19. ^ This stuff never goes old. Timeless...

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  20. Always been a big fan. Good on him.

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  21. Has it really been 11 years? Wow.

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