Eminem`s `Recovery` sells one million digital copies

Updated: Jul 07, 2011, 09:04 AM IST

Los Angeles: Rapper Eminem has become the first artist in the US to touch the one million mark by selling as many digital copies of his 2010 sole studio album `Recovery`.

The 38-year-old singer has scored the record-setting achievement after his latest solo album pulled in such a huge number in a cumulative download, reported a website.

Interscope Records` Vice Chairman Steve Berman called it "an incredible achievement by an incredible artist."

"Over the years we`ve made a concerted effort to engage Em`s online fan base, so this achievement is especially rewarding. Eminem made an amazing album with `Recovery` and the fans responded in record numbers," said his manager Paul Rosenberg.

A follow-up to 2009`s `Relapse`, `Recovery` was released last June. It debuted at number One on Billboard Hot 200 with the first-week sales of 741,000 copies.

It occupied the number one slot for at least seven non-consecutive weeks, selling over 100,000 copies in each week of its first nine weeks. By the end of June this year, it
has sold 4 million copies in the US and nearly 6 million copies worldwide.

PTI