CSPC: Eminem Popularity Analysis

Eminem Career CSPC Results

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So, after checking all figures, how many overall album sales equivalent each Eminem album achieved? Well, at this point we barely need to do the addition of all figures defined all over this article!

In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, Encore singles released in download format sold the equivalent of 1,358,000 albums – 9,050,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.

As a reminder:

  • Studio Album: sales of the original album
  • Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
  • Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
  • Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
  • Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)

This is it! Usually we are looking mostly for the result of one specific album, here it is an entire discography of immaculate achievements. Each of Eminem first five albums crush the 12 million CSPC mark with The Marshall Mathers LP now at 30 million.

Among more recent albums that’s with no surprise Recovery which performs the best. Its total of 14,7 million album sales equivalent puts it not that far from 8 Mile / Encore albums despite no contribution into the compilation Curtain Call. This will favorize it in the future yet as since its hits are not part of a best of, Recovery will continue getting solid catalog sales.

Eminem has always been very active with side projects which is perfectly revealed into the tremendous Orphan Album figure. The material he dropped outside his solo albums sold the equivalent of nearly 22 million, more than the full career of many current stars.

The most interesting figure is still the overall total of Eminem which is 154,95 million album sales equivalent. How long will he take to break the 160 million mark? Well, his streaming catalog is so massive that at current rate one year of streams alone should be enough. Have I told you Eminem is the biggest artist who emerged in the last 20 years?

Do not forget to check our amazing lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge his position in the history of the music industry.

As usual, feel free to comment and / or ask a question!

Sources: IFPI, Spotify, Chartmasters.org.

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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