Eminem's 'Recovery' Breaks Digital Album Sales Record

4:17 PM PST 07/05/2011 by Sophie Schillaci
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The top selling album of 2010 album is the first to ever sell one million digital copies.

Eminem has become the first artist to sell one million digital copies of an album in the U.S., with his 2010 Grammy Award-winning Recovery blowing past the million mark this week.

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Recovery selling one million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist,” says Interscope Records’ Vice Chariman Steve Berman. “I have had the pleasure of working with Eminem throughout the course of his career, and I’m delighted to be a part of yet another milestone on his amazing journey.”

Adds manager Paul Rosenberg, “We are thrilled to congratulate Eminem on the history-making digital sales success of Recovery. Over the years we’ve made a concerted effort to engage Em’s online fan base so this achievement is especially rewarding. Eminem made an amazing album with Recovery and the fans responded in record numbers.”

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The career milestone comes on the heels of his No. 1 Bad Meets Evil release, Hell: The Sequel. A collaboration with fellow Detroit native Royce Da 5’9,” this success marks the first time in five years that an artist has landed two No. 1 albums within 12-months. The video for their latest single “Lighters,” featuring Bruno Mars, has racked up more than 8.2 million views on VEVO.

Eminem is currently slated to headline an August 6th slot at Lollapalooza in Chicago, and will hit the U.K.’s V Festival August 20th and 21st.

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