Grammy-winning rapper Eminem’sThe Marshall Mathers LP 2 album fell just 8,000 copies short of selling 800,000 units in its opening week but still managed to crush the competition.
The Official numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, shows Slim Shady’s new LP pushed out a massive 792,000 copies in week one. Eminem will make a splash at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
It marks the second-largest sales week of the year, behind only the arrival of Justin Timberlake‘s “The 20/20 Experience,” which started with 968,000 in March. The year’s second-largest week had been the debut of Drake’s “Nothing Was the Same” (658,000).