This Week in History: Eminem releases the fastest-selling rap album
Flashback to May 2000 — Britney Spears topped the charts with “Oops!...I Did It Again.” She sold a record-high 1.3 million albums in the first week and life was good for Spears at the top.
A few weeks later, Eminem released his second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” and a new chart topper emerged.
“The Marshall Mathers LP” sold 1.7 million albums in the first week on the shelves, breaking Spears’ record and becoming the fastest selling rap album in history. Snoop Dogg's 1993 "Doggystyle" previously held the record with 800,000 copies sold.
Eminem’s album went on to sell 11 million copies in the United States.
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