The rapper's comeback album loses out only to Justin Timberlake.
Eminem's eagerly awaited album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, is one of the highest ranking albums of the year when it comes to debut sales. Since its release last week, the rapper's new album has been catapulted straight to number one in the charts, reports Billboard.
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Released on the 5th November, MMLP2 has seen sizeable sales of 792,000 copies, exceeding speculative forecasts, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Eminem's impressive return has still fallen shy of Justin Timberlake's March effort, The 20/20 Experience Part 1 with its astonishing 968,000 sales. However, Eminem knocked previous second place holder Drake and his Nothing Was The Same from its lofty perch of 658,000 sales.
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