Eminem has biggest sales debut since 2008

Updated: Jun 30, 2010, 09:57 AM IST

New York: Eminem`s `Recovery` is going quite well. The rapper`s CD sold 741,000 in its first week of release, making it the best debut of the year.

The figures were released by Eminem`s record label, Interscope, on Tuesday and confirmed by Nielsen SoundScan. It`s actually the best album debut since October 2008, when AC/DC`s "Black Ice" topped the charts with sales of 784,000.

Eminem released the CD "Relapse" last year, but "Recovery" has gotten much better reviews.

The 37-year-old rapper was named the best-selling artist of the last decade by Billboard.

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