Eminem’s meteoric rise to fame and his continued commercial success over the years have solidified his status as one of the most iconic and influential rappers in hip hop history.

With a career spanning over two decades, Eminem has consistently delivered chart-topping albums that have captivated fans and critics alike, amassing an impressive collection of Billboard number ones that rival even the legendary Jay-Z .

From his groundbreaking major label debut, The Slim Shady LP , which introduced the world to his unique blend of dark humor and razor-sharp lyricism, to the critically acclaimed and record-breaking The Marshall Mathers LP , Eminem has demonstrated an uncanny ability to capture the zeitgeist while pushing the boundaries of hip hop as a culture.

His more recent releases, such as Music to Be Murdered By , while not as impactful as his earlier albums, showcase Eminem’s continued growth as an artist and his unwavering commitment to his craft, further solidifying his place among the all-time greats .

From his major label debut, The Slim Shady LP , to the commercial monster The Marshall Mathers LP to his latest release Music to Be Murdered By , here are the rankings for all of Eminem’s first week sales numbers.

Hell: The Sequel (as Bad Meets Evil) – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Bad Meets Evil

Released: June 14, 2011

Label: Shady Records, Interscope

First week album sales: 171,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Fast Lane”, “Lighters”

Features: Slaughterhouse, Bruno Mars, and Mike Epps.

Revival – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Revival

Released: December 15, 2017

Label: Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, Goliath

First week album sales: 267,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Walk on Water”, “River”, “Nowhere Fast”, “Remind Me”

Features: Beyoncé, Phresher, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey, Kehlani, and Pink.

Music to Be Murdered By – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Eminem Music

Released: January 17, 2020

Label: Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope

First week album sales: 279,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Darkness”, “Godzilla”

Features: Skylar Grey, Young M.A, Royce da 5’9″, White Gold, Ed Sheeran, Juice WRLD, Black Thought, Q-Tip, Denaun, Anderson .Paak, Don Toliver, Kxng Crooked and Joell Ortiz.

The Slim Shady Records LP – first week album sales

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Released: February 23, 1999

Label: Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, Web Entertainment

First week album sales: 283,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “My Name Is”, “Role Model”, “Guilty Conscience”

Features: Dr. Dre, Royce da 5’9″, Dina Rae.

Devil’s Night (with D12) – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Devils Night

Released: June 19, 2001

Label: Shady Records, Interscope

First week album sales: 371,881

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Shit on You”, “Purple Pills”, “Ain’t Nuttin’ but Music”, “Fight Music”

Features: Obie Trice, Truth Hurts, and Dina Rae.

Kamikaze – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Eminem Kamikaze

Released: August 31, 2018

Label: Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, Goliath

First week album sales: 434,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Fall”, “Venom”, “Lucky You”

Features: Joyner Lucas, Royce da 5’9″, and Jessie Reyez.

D12 World (with D12) – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 D12 World

Released: April 27, 2004

Label: Shady Records, Interscope

First week album sales: 544,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “My Band”, “How Come”

Features: Obie Trice, B-Real, Bugz, and Young Zee.

Relapse – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Relapse

Released: May 15, 2009

Label: Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, Goliath

First week album sales: 608,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Crack a Bottle”, “We Made You”, “3 a.m.”, “Beautiful”

Features: Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.

Recovery – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Recovery

Released: June 18, 2010

Label: Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, Goliath

First week album sales: 741,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Not Afraid”, “Love the Way You Lie”, “No Love”, “Space Bound”

Features: Lil Wayne, Slaughterhouse, Rihanna, Pink, and Kobe.

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Marshall Mathers Ii

Released: November 5, 2013

Label: Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, Goliath

First week album sales: 792,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Berzerk”, “Survival”, “Rap God”, “The Monster”, Headlights”

Features: Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Nate Ruess, and Skylar Grey.

Encore – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Encore

Released: November 12, 2004

Label: Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, Goliath

First week album sales: 871,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Just Lose It”, “Mosh”, “Encore”, “Like Toy Soldiers”, “Mockingbird”, “Ass Like That”

Features: 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Obie Trice, Stat Quo, and D12.

The Eminem Show – first week album sales

Every Single Hip Hop Billboard Number One Album Since 1986 Eminem Show

Released: May 26, 2002

Label: Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, Goliath

First week album sales: 1,322,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Without Me”, “Cleanin’ Out My Closet”, “Superman”, “Sing for the Moment”, “Business”

Features: Obie Trice, D12, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, and Dina Rae.

The Marshall Mathers LP – first week album sales

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Released: May 23, 2000

Label: Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope, Goliath

First week album sales: 1,780,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “The Real Slim Shady Records”, “The Way I Am”, “Stan”, “I’m Back”, “Bitch Please II”

Features: Dido, RBX, Sticky Fingaz, Bizarre, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Nate Dogg, and D12.