Eminem is now number two in total album sales for a male artist over the last 23 years. The only other artist ahead of him is Garth Brooks. According to Billboard, Em took the number two spot passing country singer George Strait to become the second highest selling male performer since SoundScan started tracking sales.
Em now has 44.91 million units sold. Strait drops to third on that list with 44.89 million. Brooks leads the way with 69.52 million.
In overall sales for the SoundScan era, the Detroit rapper sits in the sixth spot. Garth Brooks is still number one followed by The Beatles at 2 (65.55 million), Metallica at 3 (54.26 million), Mariah Carey at 4 (54.24 million), and Celine Dion at 5 (52.21 million).
Eminem’s latest project The Marshall Mathers LP 2 has hit and surpassed the 2 million sales mark.