Eminem’s smash album Recovery has become the first record ever to sell more than one million digital sales.
Arriving a week after the rapper reclaimed the top chart position with his new project Bad Meets Evil (with Royce Da 5’9 – read our review), the milestone also marks the first time in half a decade that any artist has scored two number one albums within a 12-month period.
"We are thrilled to congratulate Eminem on the history-making digital sales success of Recovery," Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg announced in a statement. "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."
"Recovery selling one million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist," Interscope Records' Vice Chairman Steve Berman said. "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."
Recovery was Eminem's sixth album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, as well on as the R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Albums charts. The best-selling album of 2010 in the U.S. and the best-selling digital album of all-time, Recovery has now sold more than 5.7 million copies worldwide, and gained the Detroit rapper an avalanche of awards.
Eminem will also feature in a headlining performance at this year's Lollapalooza festival. Keep an eye out for coverage from CraveOnline, who will be reporting from the musical frontlines in Chi-town this year.