CSPC: Eminem Popularity Analysis

Full Length Migration Part 2 – Compilations and the likes


Here comes a pretty weird but incredibly interesting list. The first two albums are the couple of studio albums Eminem released with his D12 partners. I’m adding them inside his Orphan Album as while they can’t be considered among Eminem own list of studio albums, we can’t ignore his preponderant contribution. Exactly the same situation happens with Hell: The Sequel, the album he released under the duet Bad Meets Evil consisting of him and Royce da 5’9″.

Eminem Presents The Re-Up is a bit in-between as it involves both Eminem tracks and tracks of other label collaborators but without Eminem. Thus, the artist gets 90% of the album sales inside his Orphan Album as the songs on which he is part amass 90% of the album total streams. This perfectly highlights Eminem outstanding power as his 9 tracks add for 114,9 million streams while the remaining 14 tracks without him total barely 13,4 million combined.

Shady XV is an other weird release as it is a label-axed greatest hits rather than an artist-axed package. Once again Eminem takes the biggest part of the set total attractiveness (60%) despite belonging to a lower share of the set.

Last but not least, Curtain Call is the only pure Eminem release of the list, his first and only compilation album. Almost logically the biggest selling album of the pack, what strikes the most is how all his original albums generated a real value as none of them has more than 22% of the compilation overall appeal. Thus, almost all his albums get awarded a couple of million sales a piece out of the 10,9 million pie.

11 thoughts on “CSPC: Eminem Popularity Analysis”

  1. Great Work MJD, as always! I knew Eminem was huge, but not that big in terms of other formats. Eminem added an impressive 53,8m with other formats. That’s impressive!

    I imagine Michael Jackson’s total will be massive! Keep up the good work!

    By the way, MJD, can you do a CSPC analysis on Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Beyonce and Usher when you’re done with your current projects? Thanks

  2. Amazing sales! He is probably the biggest artist of this millenium, even bigger than Britney.

    Can you tell us the difference between Madonna’s and Celine’s albums sales? Is there a chance that Celine can outsell her someday (at least in albums sales, Celine is not a singles artist).

    1. Yes sales numbers from SoundScan reveal Eminem beat The Beatles in 00’s he wins ‘Artist of The Decade’ awards 2000-2009.

  3. The official numbers say Recovery has sold 10m but I guess Relapse has sold less than 4,4m
    I believe it’s 4,0-4,1m

  4. It seems you love Eminem because don’t stop to tell the fake sales of media have for his albums like Eminem Show with 28millions or Marshall with 32millions. It’s good to know he has sold quite less than many websites say.

  5. What are Eminem’s at least top 20 best selling singles list?

    I love Eminem a lot, my favorite rapper and is definitely…


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