Now that Eminem 's has released his highly-anticipated album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, the rapper is expected to dominate the Billboard 200 albums chart next week.
According to the publication , Slim Shady's latest project is projected to sell an estimated 700,000 to 750,000 units in its first seven days in stores, marking the second-largest sales week of the year and ensuring a #1 debut. Drake 's Nothing Was the Same currently occupies the #2 position, with 658,000 units sold.
While it's unlikely Eminem will surpass debut sales of Justin Timberlake 's The 20/20 Experience , which opened with 968,000 units sold, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 will mark the rapper's seventh consecutive chart-topper.
Em , who's currently tied with Nas and Kanye West for the second-most #1 albums by a rapper, stands alongside Lil Wayne as being the only rappers s ince 2008 who have sold more than 700,000 copies in a week. Eminem's last album, 2010's Recovery , sold 741,000 copies, while Weezy's Tha Carter III sold 1.01 million its first week out in 2008, followed by Wayne's Tha Carter IV in 2011, which sold 964,000 units.
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