Eminem Discography

Eminem Discography

Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, has released seven studio albums, four compilations, six extended plays (two solo, one as Bad Meets Evil and three with Soul Intent), thirty-one singles, five video albums and one soundtrack. His music has been released on record labels Web Entertainment and Interscope Records, along with subsidiaries Aftermath Entertainment, Goliath Artists and Shady Records. Eminem is the best-selling hip-hop artist of all-time and the best-selling artist of the 2000s with US album sales at over 32.2 million during the decade. Eminem has sold over 44 million albums in the United States as a solo artist. His worldwide albums sales stand at 86 million. He has earned forty-two platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In this discography, music videos and collaborations are included as well.

In 1996, Eminem released his first studio album, Infinite, under Web Entertainment. The album sold about a thousand copies and failed to rank on the national charts. After signing a contract with Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment, the rapper released his sophomore and commercial debut album The Slim Shady LP in 1999 and reached the number two spot on the Billboard 200, and received four platinum certifications in the United States from the RIAA. In the same year, the rapper, along with manager Paul Rosenberg, founded the imprint label Shady Records. In the subsequent year, Eminem released his third studio album The Marshall Mathers LP, which sold 1.76 million copies in its first week of distribution, breaking records for the fastest-selling hip hop album of all-time and the fastest-selling solo album in the United States. With more than ten million copies sold, the album was the third best-selling record of the year in the United States, where it also earned nine platinum certifications. The lead single "The Real Slim Shady" became Eminem's first song to enter in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. "Stan" was the most successful single outside of the States, while it failed to reach the top fifty in the rapper's home country.

In 2002, Eminem's fourth album, The Eminem Show, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and reached the top spot on various charts internationally, as it went on to sell over nineteen million copies worldwide. In the United States, The Eminem Show was the highest-selling album of the year, with sales of almost ten million copies. The album received a diamond certification from the RIAA in 2011. The album also received a diamond certification in Canada, equivalent to the shipment of one million units. The album received eight platinum certifications from New Zealand's Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. In the same year, Eminem's "Lose Yourself", from the 8 Mile soundtrack, became the rapper's first number one song on the Hot 100 and remained on the top for twelve weeks. The song also reached the top of various national charts worldwide. The 8 Mile soundtrack peaked to the number one position in the United States, where it sold more than four million of the nine million copies distributed internationally.

In 2004, Eminem's fifth studio album Encore became the rapper's third consecutive studio album to reach number one in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and United Kingdom. Sales, however, were significantly less than the two previous studio albums, with over five million sold copies in the United States and eleven million worldwide. Much success for Encore's singles came from the United Kingdom, where "Just Lose It" and "Like Toy Soldiers" went on to top the UK Singles Chart and two other songs, "Mockingbird" and "Ass Like That" reached position number four. Eminem released in 2005 a greatest hits album Curtain Call: The Hits, which sold almost three million copies in the US and received a double platinum certification from RIAA. In the following year, Shady Records released Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, a compilation album performed by Eminem along various artists from the record label. The album received a platinum certification from the RIAA in 2007 and sold slightly over a million copies in the United States.

In 2009, the song "Crack a Bottle", a collaboration with label-mates Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, became Eminem's second number one on the Hot 100 and broke the record for opening week download sales in the United States, with 418,000 copies sold in the first week. After a break of more than four years, Relapse, Eminem's sixth studio album, was released in 2009 and was the rapper's fourth consecutive studio album to once again top the Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and US as well as various worldwide charts, with domestic sales of over two million copies. In the subsequent year, Eminem released his seventh studio album Recovery, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and reached the top spot on various charts internationally. Recovery's singles "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie" featuring Rihanna, became the rapper's third and fourth number one songs on the Hot 100; the latter also reached the top of various national charts worldwide. As of November 2010 Eminem had four songs that have sold over three million downloads in the United States. Eminem has sold more than 42 million track downloads in the United States alone. In January 2011 Eminem was identified as the first artist in Nielsen SoundScan history to have two year-end number-one albums. Eminem was named the best selling artist of 2010 in Canada selling over 530,000 albums.

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