3:48 pm - 03/23/2014

Eminem smashes George Strait's 44.89 million mark to become second best-selling male artist all-time

You'll have to forgive Eminem if he's "beginning to feel like a 'Rap God.'"

"The Marshall Mathers LP 2" sold an additional 13,000 copies for the week ending March 16, according to Nielsen SoundScan, pushing it beyond two million total sales. The milestone continues the rapper's trend of moving more than two million units of each of his albums, per Billboard.

Eminem simultaneously hit another mark that should garner some bragging rights. His total sales across all albums now sits at 44.91 million, overtaking country musician George Strait's 44.89 million to become the second-best-selling male artist. However, it is important to note that Strait's career predates the inception of SoundScan data.

Garth Brooks is the top selling artist of the era, regardless of gender.

Among all artists in that nearly 23-year span, Eminem is in sixth place, dropping Strait to No. 7. Brooks is on top with 69.52 million. The Beatles are second (65.55 million) and Metallica third (54.26 million), while Mariah Carey sits in fourth (54.24 million) and Celine Dion (52.21 million) rounds out the top five.

Also during the rapper's busy record-breaking week, Eminem landed his 50th Billboard Hot 100 hit, as "Headlights," featuring fun's Nate Ruess, debuted at No. 86. The chart entry crowns as the seventh rapper to tally at least 50 Hot 100 chart entries.

Lil Wayne leads all emcees (and all solo artists of any kind, actually) with 121 songs, followed by Jay Z (82), Drake (69), Kanye West (61), Ludacris (54) and T.I. (53).

I mainly posted this to see who is going to the Monster tour? The first three dates sold so fast that they added another three shows!!

I'm going to the New Jersey one and I'm sooooooooo excited!!

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ediesedgwick 23rd-Mar-2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
ew ppl have no taste at all
duckyduck92 23rd-Mar-2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
kingkunt 23rd-Mar-2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
clouddomino 23rd-Mar-2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
I mean, I guess.
neverhft 23rd-Mar-2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
OP, your staning is so commendable, in the face of so much evidence of him being a POS you still push on, and while I don't understand it I can at least respect your dedication?

mario_06 23rd-Mar-2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Ontd is so vapid and black and white it's nit even worth the convo anymore
neverhft 23rd-Mar-2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
I mean, the man is a legend, and I would be lying if I said I didn't have most ofall of his discography. But boy is he messy as all types of hell.
humannatur3 23rd-Mar-2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
ugh mariah is so damn pretty i love her
_spiderwebs 23rd-Mar-2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
my same reaction, like

mikochin 23rd-Mar-2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
emmapcz 23rd-Mar-2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
vile human, who cares
weavewhipper 23rd-Mar-2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
i go back and forth whether or not i wanna sit on it
oltschi 23rd-Mar-2014 08:57 pm (UTC)
Whoa, didn't expect that.
windupbarbie 23rd-Mar-2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
That's a nice picture.
lameasslivi 23rd-Mar-2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
why tho
thissunflower 23rd-Mar-2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
Exactly, Jane.
tekkenfantasy 23rd-Mar-2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
he sucks, his music is the same since the early 2000's
reluctantlylove 23rd-Mar-2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
ppl still love it tho
chasind01 23rd-Mar-2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
I don't understand his success.
thissunflower 23rd-Mar-2014 09:13 pm (UTC)
White people.
actxappalledx 23rd-Mar-2014 09:05 pm (UTC)
op, as you know, i will be thurrrr. i still need to tell my other two tickets tho. a little mad at myself for buying 4 tickets, i have like almost 1000$ on my card now lol but im sure ill be able to sell them closer to the show (and for more than theyre worth tbh)

Edited at 2014-03-23 09:06 pm (UTC)
mario_06 23rd-Mar-2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
Yassssss bb!!

And I'm sure you will get a good price for the extra tickets. People are already scrambling lol

It needs to be august nowwwww
actxappalledx 23rd-Mar-2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, I see people already selling Floor B tickets for like 300 a ticket, and Floor A tickets for like 500 a ticket. I imagine that after the show actually goes on sale and sells out (which I have no doubt it will do), those prices will probably double. I was going to sell my Floor B tickets, but now i'm debating just selling the Floor A tix bc that'll prob end up paying off itself, plus the floor b tix. And I'm not gonna be all in the crowd, anyway - whichever GA field I end up in, I'm gonna hang behind the crowd and chill. I don't imagine it'll be too much different than if I was sitting in the stands.

I'm excited for August tooooo tho. I've actually never seen him in concert, and Rihanna is my queen so I mean, to see them both, I can't even handle it lol
pacificway 23rd-Mar-2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
I had no idea George Strait sold that many albums.

Surprised that Elvis Presley isn't right up there.
maishi_obuki 24th-Mar-2014 06:21 am (UTC)
most of the older musicians major success was before this chart started so the numbers should be higher for them
humannatur3 23rd-Mar-2014 09:20 pm (UTC)
he makes me really angry lol
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