Streaming Part 2 – You Peak, You Fall
Supposedly, there is much less to remember from albums like Encore or Relapse than from the singer early albums. In fact, upon release they sold mostly thanks to Eminem popularity, failing to truly crossover.
Streaming figures fully rehabilitate those albums. First 8 Mile, it has only five Eminem songs including only one single, but what a single! Lose Yourself is just the biggest catalog hit of the digital era and that’s once again proved by those 229 million streams. Second, Encore benefits largely from Mockingbird cult appeal. In spite of an extensive track list of 23 songs, each of them is on 1,8 million or more. All in all its results are worth 592,000 album sales equivalent. Third, Relapse is even bigger. With the Refill edition containing 28 songs, all of them are on 3,4 million or more! This album alone owns 10 songs over 10 million, the overall total equals to 735,000 album sales.
Just a small comment about the tracks with very tiny figures like Paul. This is only because they are skits / interludes running for a few seconds only, thus Spotify do not count their streams as the play is registered only after 30 seconds, preventing them from adding streams. The few ones they have are likely from the very early years of the platform before this rule was implemented for charts purpose.