Eminem's 'Recovery' Is First Album to Sell 1 Million Downloads

Adele's '21' is expected to match record next week

July 6, 2011 8:55 AM ET
Eminem's 'Recovery' Is First Album to Sell 1 Million Downloads

Eminem's seventh album Recovery has become the first record to sell over a million downloads. According to Neilsen Soundscan, Recovery has sold 1,001,000 digital copies, which amounts to about a quarter of the set's overall 3.9 million sales. The album, which includes the smash hits "Love the Way You Lie" and "Not Afraid," was the best-selling record of 2010.

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Eminem may not hold on to record for best-selling digital album for long. Adele's 21, this year's best-selling record, is very likely to surpass one million in digital sales later this week. 21 has sold exceptionally well as a download, and digital sales account for a larger portion of Adele's overall sales tally.

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